Places to go
Explore and enjoy the incredible range of country parks and heritage places on your doorstep
Great ideas for days out for everyone in Explore Essex's special parks and places
Whether you are looking for the ideal place for the family to run free in beautiful country parks, swing, swoop and soar on unique wooden play equipment or discover some of Essex's hidden heritage gems, Explore Essex's group of parks and places are the perfect places to make new memories.
We are delighted to be partnering with the Essex Book Festival as part of the Explore Essex Summer of Culture - a broad series of events, activities and talks for 2021. Essex Book Festival are running a series of four interactive creative writing workshops and guided tours at our parks and places as part of the Story Hunters project. Book your place at one of these events and get your creative juices flowing! Don't forget to enter the Story Hunters Flash Fiction writing competition.
- Dates: June 27 - August 29, 2021
- Price: £15-£20
Need to know
Save money with your Explorer Pass
Our annual Explore Essex Pass will give you and your family the freedom to explore some of the incredible places and green spaces that Essex has to offer, as many times as you like throughout the year, with free parking at seven country parks, 2 or 1 on Sky Ropes, priority booking on specific events, and 10% discounts at many cafes and visitor centres.