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Animals and Wildlife proud to be one of the best interactive zoo attractions in Essex and boasts one of the finest tropical houses in the UK, a miniature oasis where you can experience a tropical feel on any day of the year. At Old MacDonald's Farm we have a host of different farm animals for you to see. There are the usual suspects such as pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and cows, plus lots more exotic animals such as alpacas, wallabies and owls. With over 260 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. We have got some fantastic animals, from our very friendly guinea pigs right up to our alpacas.

Parks and Gardens

Relax and unwind in the gorgeous gardens at Valentines. Discover the historic kitchen garden, the Old English walled garden and the Victorian rose garden. The woodland is about 2  ½ acres comprising birch, oak, gnomes and friends which are 800+ and growing as we are continuously collecting the exhibition features.

Historic Buildings

With over 400 historic properties to visit including abbeys, castles, ruins, stately homes and palaces, days out with English Heritage will stay with you long after you've visited. One of this country's most dramatic buildings, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond.

Museums and Galleries

This exceptional building is also home to the Great Dunmow Town Museum which features many artefacts and displays illustrating the social life and history of the town. The Museum will bring back fond memories for some and will be a brand new experience for younger generations.

Craft Centres

Unique handmade pots, sculpture and novelty items all handmade locally at our sister company in Silverend or on site. Leisure classes and city and guilds courses are available, as are gift vouchers for lessons.

Free Admission

Winding its way through Harlow, the  River Stort Navigation was once a thriving  commercial route for barges carrying grain  to Bishop’s Stortford. Today, it’s a great  route for country walks.

Outdoor Adventure

You can’t miss us as we are the big Fun Park that has the worlds longest pleasure pier running through it! Outdoor Adventure in the UK

Indoor Adventure

We provide a range of activities to make your visit to the biggest indoor playground in town fun and exciting.

Family Attractions

With it's avenues of mature trees and grass recreation areas running down the banks of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a summer haven for many generations of families. Winding its way through Harlow, the River Stort Navigation was once a thriving commercial route for barges carrying grain to Bishop’s Stortford. Today, it’s a great route for country walks. ... is the south east's premier aquatic attraction with over 40 unique displays featuring sea life from all around the world!

Soft Play

... is Basildon’s premier party venue and soft play centre for children of all ages. If you want the best party experience in Essex we are here to provide it for you. The play area has a Drop Slide, Astra slide, Ball Cannons and a Traverse Climbing Wall as well as Rope Bridges, Gliders and Targets.

Sports Facilities

Overlooking more than 54 acres of beautiful scenic woodland, the Ski & Snowboard Centre offers an exciting variety of dry skiing and snowboarding to suit all ability levels.

Indoor Leisure

When it comes to bowling at Colchester, we're the experts. At Tenpin you'll find plenty of lanes where you can show off your strike to your friends, family or colleagues.

Trips, Tours and Trails

An historic and picturesque corner of England, Essex has many beautiful places to explore. So why not let Treasure Trails take you on a journey of discovery around places you've never been before?

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