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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy Billericay
#1 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Parking is easy and there are plenty of other things to see and do on site to make a great day out.
Nanny had a wonderful experience day while Grandpa, Mum and daughter then spent the day watching eating and visiting the rest of the site.
Boydells Dairy Farm Wethersfield
#2 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Toilets clean, animals very happy, places to wash hands and not a massive site so great for all ages to walk around.
There's nothing hyped up or pretentious about this place, it's not overpriced and the interaction with the animals means that it beats other, more expensive, farms hands down in my view.
West Cliff Theatre Clacton-on-Sea
#3 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
The theatre itself is comfortable and every seat gives you a great view as the floor slowly rises the further you are from the stage in true West End style.
A bit hot, but a great experience with good sound quality and good views from all the seats.
Pets' Corner Harlow
#4 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Well worth a visit, lots of animals for young children to see, very informative staff, gift shop and good hand washing facilities on site.
A small shop on site and free entry in the centre of the towns beautiful park makes for a great time iut
Hylands Park Chelmsford
#5 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Do yourself a favour and visit the park , This park is amazing so big and green and has great trees and some good views of the area ,we played a bit of football and really enjoyed it and then sitting around the we...
A beautiful spacious park with walled garden and stunning scenery with the historic Hylands House as an outstand landmark.
The Naze Tower Walton-on-the-Naze
#6 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
The tower is a real gem! 111 spiral steps to the roof for amazing views of the Essex Coastline, 6+ floors with a changing art display and permanent museum and a ground floor café serving very delicious looking cakes!
Excellent coffee, delicious pastries, friendly and efficient staff, beautiful location and historic site.
Old Leigh Leigh-on Sea
#7 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Walking here from our home in chalkwell along the waters edge we enjoyed stunning views across the Estuary whilst visiting our favourite pubs and enjoyed fresh seafood, fine wine and real ales.
It's a fantastic fusion of old and new, lots of good restaurants, pubs, seafood merchants, beach and ice cream all on a quaint cobbled street and a lovely view too!!
Chelmsford Cathedral Chelmsford
#8 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
There are many interesting paintings, icons and architectural features to view as well as two beautiful ceilings.
In the cathedral of Chelmsford you find more than one site of worship.
Royal Gunpowder Mills Waltham Abbey
#9 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
The Royal Gunpowder Mills is an extraordinary and unique manufacturing site that, for hundreds of years, produced the munitions and rockets that enabled the British Army to go to war.
They have a large car park and picnic points in the huge grounds, a trailer to take you around the old test sites and indoor experiments to make and watch, discounts for families.
Colchester Castle Museum Colchester
#10 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Sitting on the site of an original roman temple from when Colchester was the capital of England this Norman Castle has seen the Middle Ages, the Civil War, being used as a gaol and now a fantastic museum.
Museum is really well laid out, with interesting artifacts and fabulous history of the area - it gave lots of other historical sites that are on my 'to-do list' next time I can get to Colchester!
Paycocke's House and Garden Coggeshall
#11 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
An excellent tea room and small shop on site.
Like many houses, its fortunes waxed and waned until it was put up for sale in 1904 with a view to demolition.
Epping Forest Epping
#12 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
We chose a 5 mile walk that took in some of the different things to see in Epping forest - Strawberry ponds, the Tudor hunting lodge, plains as well as forest walks, good paths and fine views.
... a walk in the forest It's with so many leave their rubbish expecting others to collect Take it home We travel the world to look for pleasure but the forest is a special place to view a wide variety of wild life .
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Hadleigh Castle Hadleigh
#13 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Brilliant piece of local history, free access, wonderful views over the Thames Estuary, walk all the way down to Leigh on Sea, well kept, veiws over the Olympic Cycle Track and a very nice cafe on the Salvation Ar...
Walk from Leigh-on-Sea station along the sea wall and cross the railway line to walk the steep hill to the castle ruins, and you will be rewarded with the most amazing view to Southend and across the Thames Estuary.
Mountfitchet Castle Stansted Mountfitchet
#14 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
The kids loved the re-creation of an 11th century castle and community buildings on the original site: plenty of history, tons of interaction, animals to pet; the adults found it fascinating.
We fed the deer and various rare breeds of hens and geese, climbed the towers, enjoyed the views, pretended to joust, and took it in turns to be photographed in the stocks and other tortuous items!!
Halfpenny Pier Harwich
#15 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Some great views of a working and ancient port area Visited the cafe on the pier for cream tea see my review I will be back to explore the area more soon It's a very historic area involving amongst many the boats...
Lovely view...
Tilbury Fort Tilbury
#16 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Great views of the Thames Grounds kept very well Great to climb up hills / stairs and to 'play' with the guns Kids loved it 'can we come back again' Conker Tree !
It was very informative and entertaining (without being too full of information which, personally, I can sometimes find a bit overwhelming), allowing you to walk around the site and take in the history at the same...
Audley End House and Gardens Saffron Walden
#17 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
... + flowered plants on display), the Pond Garden, the Elysium Garden, etc, and even visiting the on-site stables (with horses !!)...You also have the Riven Cam running through the estate, which makes for most pi...
Bring a picnic, a football, cricket set etc.... set up and spend the day relaxing and taking in the beautiful sites and gardens and finish off with a family sports day!
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker Kelvedon Hatch
#18 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
History, this site is exceptional, it goes back in time, excellently laid out, and a pleasure to walk through .
This site will give you an unrivalled view to planning for a nuclear war that i have ever seen, and is just truly fascinating.
Old MacDonald's Farm Brentwood
#19 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
The kids did pretty much everything they wanted, maybe waiting less than a minute to get on rides,theres plenty for them to do as well as view the animals of which there is a good variety.
Site very well thought out with lots of covered areas protecting from sun or rain.
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Ingatestone Hall Ingatestone
#20 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
There is a very good café on site and l highly recommend the cheese ploughmans and the cream teas.
We went on an invitation to view tour which was excellent.
Cressing Temple Braintree
#21 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
... have been used for to cure many ills, way back in the day We were then treated to viewing two barns dating back to the 1300 The whole site is set in the picturesque Essex countryside Great place highly recommend
Very interesting and beautifully maintained historical site, well worth a visit.
Marsh Farm Woodham Ferrers
#22 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
We went on the tractor ride, did potato picking and got to view the magic show as well as meet the pets and my son was allowed to walk a goat on a lead around the goat house!
The various 'sets' you move around are spread out around the site and have somehow managed to be wondrous and Christmassy without being garish or tacky - a tricky thing to pull off; our photographs are lovely as a...
East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel
#23 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
A working heritage site based at the rural Chappel railway station, near Colchester, on the edge of Constable Country and next to one of the largest railway viaducts in Eastern England.
It is a very large site, with plenty of room for expansion, and even the stacked-up rails proved to be interesting for the kids.
Barleylands Farm and Craft Village Billericay
#24 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
... so if you want that experience, go in the morning.. Facilities were great too, located throughout the site.. we have two children who need to use the loos regularly and so having them near by and clean, was pe...
The Farm was lovely for the kiddies but I missed the model train rides that used to be on site.
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Southend Pier Southend-on-Sea
#25 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Great stroll along the pier deep into the midst of the Estuary - glorious sunshine with a gentle cooling breeze - sat on the cafe steps a mile out to see taking in the glorious views - fabulous!!
Great place to visit, longest pier in the world, you can walk the 1.3 miles or take a train, even the train takes 10 minutes, great view when you get to the end, fantastic new built cafe with a massiv deck are sit...
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Waterfront Burnham-on-Crouch
#26 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
There is a ferry to the other side of the river where there is a new RSPB site & there are seal trips in the summer to the river mouth.
This is a lovely place for a walk with grat views and so peaceful.
Lightvessel LV18 Harwich
#27 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Hylands Estate Chelmsford
#28 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
The views outside are outstanding.
web site for full info & house opening times.
Hedingham Castle Castle Hedingham
#29 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Loved this place amazing great views stunning walks and what a castle in a stunning village the kids loved it loads of space for them to run around will Deffo be back
It was an official open day to walk the castle grounds and view the copious beautiful snow drops as well as take advantage of the very atmospheric restored castle remains.
Paycockes Colchester
#30 of 173 Sights & Landmarks in Essex
Another good NT site