About us

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

Our mission is to deliver a broad range of exciting facilities and activities 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 (for example car parking) 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.

Work for us

Are you passionate about the environment, heritage and country parks?

Our Explore Essex portfolio of brands include the Essex Country Parks, Cressing Temple Barns, Jaywick Martello Tower, Essex Record Office and Essex Outdoors. Find out more about our parks and places here.

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