Explore the best things to do in Essex, including Adventure Island, Maldon Splash Park, Dovercourt Bay, and more. Plan your visit and make lasting memories in this vibrant county.

Adventure Island Fun Park: The U.K’s No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park

Adventure Island Fun Park is the U.K’s No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park. Situated on Southend-on-Sea’s famous seafront, we have over 40 fabulous rides and attractions including the outrageous RAGE roller coaster!

Maldon Splash Park: Essex’s favourite children’s water park!

Maldon Splash Park, Essex’s favourite children’s water park! Located in the centre of Promenade Park in Maldon, the Splash Park offers the ideal environment for children and families to cool off in. Featuring a great selection of interactive and accessible play equipment to enjoy, this is the perfect summer destination for a family day out!

Dovercourt Bay: A peaceful family resort with stunning views!

Dovercourt is a peaceful family resort with gentle shelving sand and shingle beaches. A wide range of family activities are available along the promenade, including an impressive range of sport and leisure facilities. There are two cast iron lighthouses, known as Dovercourt Range Lights, which offer panoramic views of Harwich, the port of Felixstowe, and Hamford Water National Nature Reserve.

The Rayleigh Windmill: A historic and picturesque attraction

The beautiful Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 200 years old and contains an accredited museum, an exhibition space, and information about Rayleigh Mount. It is a tourist and educational attraction and a popular venue for weddings and other celebrations. The dedicated team of volunteers are always on hand to offer guided tours and talks on the Windmill’s long history.

Southend Cliff Lift: Britain’s shortest railway

The Cliff Lift is one of only a few surviving funicular railways and is now Britain’s shortest railway. It was constructed in 1912 and offers a unique experience for visitors. The line is owned and operated by Southend Borough Council and operates from 10 am to 3 pm each day if a volunteer operator is available.

Danbury Country Park: A historic and scenic park

Danbury Country Park offers ornamental gardens, lakes, woodland, and meadows. It is a popular destination for dog walkers and families, with plenty of seats and picnic benches to rest and enjoy the surroundings. The park’s accessible, well-maintained tracks provide a pleasant walking experience, and the lakeside path offers the opportunity to observe ducks, swans, and carp.

Hadleigh Castle: A historic castle with panoramic views

Hadleigh Castle remains sit towering on a hillside, offering panoramic views of the Thames estuary. The castle has a rich history, playing a key role in defending the Thames Estuary against French raids during the Hundred Years War. Today, the romantic ruins consist of distinctive drum towers with unusual bands of flint decoration and a barbican gate.

Southend Pier Museum: Explore the fascinating past of the longest pleasure pier in the world

Located in the Old Pier Workshops underneath the train station at the shore end, the Southend Pier Museum brings to life the fascinating past of the longest pleasure pier in the world. The museum displays artefacts and memorabilia, including old pier train rolling stock and working penny slot machines.

Bradwell Shell Bank: A unique coastal habitat

Bradwell Cockle Spit in the Dengie Peninsula consists of shell banks and extensive saltmarsh. This unique coastal habitat is built up by tidal currents and mainly consists of cockle and oyster shells. The spit is constantly changing due to weather and tides, offering a dynamic environment for nature enthusiasts to explore.

Combined Military Services Museum: Discover the history of the British fighting force

The Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon is one of the country’s premier military museums. Spread over three floors, the museum tells the story of the British fighting force from the English Civil War to the present day. The collection includes medals, uniforms, firearms, swords, and an extensive display of Special Forces equipment.

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