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

Sky Ropes

Swing, swoop and soar on the Sky Ropes

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

Shop, eat & drink

Browse, shop, eat and drink at our destinations

Explore Essex

Search our parks and places to plan your perfect day out

Or explore events and activities

Explore our events and places

Enjoy the incredible range of country parks and heritage places on your doorstep. Plan your perfect day out in Essex. Discover 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 at the Essex Country Parks.

Read more about where The Essex Serpent was filmed at Cudmore Grove Country Park and explore this incredible place. Read the Essex Explorer magazine for inspirational seasonal tips. And discover a series of events as part of the Summer of Culture for 2022.