About us and work for us

Explore Essex brings together a unique group of parks and heritage venues which are owned by Essex County Council.

Our mission is to deliver a broad range of exciting facilities and events for the people of Essex.

Conservation is also at the heart of what we do. Any money spent with the Explore Essex group of places is ultimately reinvested to help maintain and develop the sites for the benefit of visitors, and the protection of the wildlife within.

There’s something for everyone from children to grandparents whatever the weather. So come on, get out more, and make the most of the incredible spaces on your doorstep and beyond.