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Discover an exciting programme of events and activities at your county parks and heritage places

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Discover our Spring edition of the Essex Explorer magazine - filled with fascinating features, spotlight articles, inspirational lifestyle ideas, competitions and all of the latest news from across our parks and places. Read it here.

We delighted to announce the launch of ‘Summer of Culture’ – a broad series of activities, talks and events for 2021. Discover our Summer of Culture guide, full of exciting upcoming events for Essex communities to enjoy, information about the Essex Climate Action Commission, recommended reads to inspire and educate, alongside fantastic competitions! Read the Summer of Culture guide here.

Looking for a new walking route? Whilst every Essex Country Park offers the perfect place to walk your fluffy friends, we’ve picked some of our top dog walks to suit you whatever you’re looking for. Discover our recommended dog walks here.

Bluebell season is here! In the months of April and May Bluebells bloom and huge swathes of woodland come alive with carpets of beautiful blue flowers. We’ve pulled together the best spots to enjoy these vibrant splashes of colour in the Essex Country Parks, from Belhus Woods to Danbury. Discover our favourite Bluebell walks here.

Have fun with the kids after school, at the weekend or during the school holidays and spark their interest in nature by building a nesting box for your garden. It’s a simple and effective way to encourage more wildlife into your garden while helping to support birds during their breeding season. Follow our step by step guide to make a nesting box.

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife when visiting our parks and follow the tips from Belhus Woods Rangers, Laura Howles and Tom Heenan, on how to attract insects to your garden. Read it here.

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