23 ways to Explore Essex in 2023 with family and friends

23 ideas to kick start 2023 from walks to birdwatching, kid's play to family history, there's something for everyone.

We have come up with 23 ideas to kickstart your 2023 by exploring the great county of Essex.

Get some fresh air and get back to basics with beautiful woodland walks, giving yourself time to connect with family, friends and nature and reflect on the year gone by.

We hope our 23 ideas will help you explore or try something new in 2023 and embrace Essex’s incredible parks, culture and heritage.

Read the full feature here to inspire you this New Year.

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January 1 - April 30, 2023


8:00am - 7:00pm


Mostly free - see feature for more information

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For the whole family

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Home education Forest School sessions at Danbury Country Park

Aimed at home educated children, this series of six sessions at Danbury Country Park includes nature activities, forest crafts, imagination, physical play and building things.

  • Dates:
    • February 6, 2023
    • February 27, 2023
    • March 27, 2023
    • April 17, 2023
    • May 22, 2023
    • (continued …)
  • Venue: Danbury Country Park
  • Times: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Primary School aged children
  • Price: