Explore our country parks and heritage places

Welcome to Explore Essex, helping you to discover the incredible green spaces and places on your doorstep and beyond

Places to go

Explore and enjoy the incredible range of country parks and heritage places on your doorstep

Essex Explorer Magazine

Discover our Essex Explorer magazine full of fascinating features, inspirational lifestyle ideas, competitions and the latest news from our parks and places.

What's on

Discover what's on at your county parks and heritage places

Explore Essex

Search our parks and places to plan your perfect day out

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Explore your parks and places

Enjoy the incredible range of Essex Country Parks and Heritage Places on your doorstep. Plan your ideal day out in Essex this spring.

Discover our 23 ways to Explore Essex in 2023 and delve into our magazine for tips on what's on and where to go each season.

Explore hidden corners, stories and make new memories with your family and furry friends. From dog walking to kid's play, we have the perfect places for you to set your imagination free and boost both body and soul.

Browse what's on near you and read our blogs to help inspire your days out in Essex.

Our annual Essex Explorer Pass will help you save on car parking if you want to get out more this year.