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#1 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Tours
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Made by you Pottery (Leigh-on Sea)
#2 of 337 attractions in Essex
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Colchester Zoo (Colchester)
#3 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Colchester Zoo is one of the finest Zoos in Europe with over 260 rare species in 60 acres. See "Playa Patagonia" with its 24... more » Owner description: Colchester Zoo is one of the finest Zoos in Europe with over 260 rare species in 60 acres. See "Playa Patagonia" with its 24 metre tunnel under the water to view sea lions swimming above your head and "Dragons of Komodo" for the infamous Komodo Dragons. At the "Spirit of Africa" you can see the breeding group of African elephants and at "Kingdom of the Wild" there's Zebras, Ostriches, White Rhinos, and Giraffes in a huge savannah style enclosure. Orangutan Forest opens 2009. Don't miss the chance to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself plus lots of other daily displays. « less
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#4 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Military Museums
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#5 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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#6 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Astro City (Southend-on-Sea)
#7 of 337 attractions in Essex
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Adventure Island (Southend-on-Sea)
#8 of 337 attractions in Essex
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 outragous RAGE roller coaster. You don't pay to enter, you ride the rides with our great value all day ride bands. « less
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#9 of 337 attractions in Essex
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Promenade Park (Maldon)
#10 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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The Rio Cinema (Burnham-on-Crouch)
#11 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Movie Theaters
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#12 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Art Galleries
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Castle Park (Colchester)
#13 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
Owner description: Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. A site of national importance, this Victorian... more » Owner description: Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. A site of national importance, this Victorian Park contains evidence of 2000 years of history and is a landscape moulded by the people of Colchester over many eras.Castle Park not only encompasses much of Colchester's rich heritage within its boundaries but is much loved and used as a part of present day life. It boasts over 1 million visitors a year. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst wonderful flowers and trees. Its horticulture is award-winning and the park has long been a superb venue for the town's big events.The park itself is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. « less
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#14 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Find inspiration in 7.5 Acres of beautiful Essex Gardens complete with large plant nursery and Tea Rooms. Ten times Chelsea... more » Owner description: Find inspiration in 7.5 Acres of beautiful Essex Gardens complete with large plant nursery and Tea Rooms. Ten times Chelsea Gold Medal winner Beth Chatto welcomes you to her world-famous informal garden. Follow Drought tolerant planting as it descends into lush Water Gardens and the cool of Woodland Gardens, demonstrating perfectly the ethos of "right plant for the right place". Open seven days a week, the large plant Nursery propagates quality plants all year round while the Tea Rooms offer refreshment over-looking the Gravel Gardens. « less
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#15 of 337 attractions in Essex
Owner description: Skirmish, one of the first companies to bring paintball games to the UK from America was established in 1984 and since then... more » Owner description: Skirmish, one of the first companies to bring paintball games to the UK from America was established in 1984 and since then we have been successfully catering for all types of groups, individuals and corporate team building events for both adults and juniors (10yrs+)Our format makes booking in and participating easy. We can accommodate up to 180 players on an event day, but if your particular group is only a few in number you will be able to combine with other parties to make up the numbers. We know from experience that this is the best way to run a superb event, with everybody having a great day of fun. Birthday parties are very popular here!Paintball is a game to be played and enjoyed by people from all walks of life. You do not have to be young and fit, all you need is the ability to have fun and a sense of humour!Our well trained friendly staff are here to make sure your day runs smoothly and safely. All our marshals are over 25 yrs old with many years of paintball events management between them. « less
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Tropical Wings Zoo (Chelmsford)
#16 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Zoos
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#17 of 337 attractions in Essex
Owner description: Stay and Play Indoor Children's Play Centre is the perfect place to meet up with other Parents for a chat, share Parenting... more » Owner description: Stay and Play Indoor Children's Play Centre is the perfect place to meet up with other Parents for a chat, share Parenting experiences or Advice whilst your Children play safely and make new friends.Your Children can be seen at all times from your table.Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and cold drinks are available plus we have a Yummy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Menu. « less
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Pets Corner (Harlow)
#18 of 337 attractions in Essex
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Old Leigh (Leigh-on Sea)
#19 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Neighborhoods
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West Cliff Theatre (Clacton-on-Sea)
#20 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by the West Cliff Trust, the West Cliff is the only... more » Owner description: Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by the West Cliff Trust, the West Cliff is the only surviving purpose-built theatre in Clacton, and plays host to professional touring shows and many local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, dance schools, and other youth groups. Its compact auditorium with just under 600 seats, a unique atmosphere and knowledgeable and friendly staff make it Clacton's theatre of choice for artistes and audiences alike. The Stage Door Bar is open both prior to and during the interval for each show, and provides pre-booked meals for selected shows. The lounge may be hired for private functions with or without bar and catering services. « less
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Mercury Theatre (Colchester)
#21 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Free the fun in you! The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of the cultural life of the community it serves and to... more » Owner description: Free the fun in you! The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of the cultural life of the community it serves and to make work in Colchester that reaches audiences and generates critical attention regionally and nationally. « less
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#22 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Bodies of Water
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Royal Gunpowder Mills (Waltham Abbey)
#23 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Uncover 300 years of hidden truth about this top secret facility through a film and interactive displays. Find out how... more » Owner description: Uncover 300 years of hidden truth about this top secret facility through a film and interactive displays. Find out how gunpowder came to Britain and the vital role Gunpowder Mills played in both World Wars and the Space Race!New features for 2011 include the 'Rocket Vault' and Professor Nitrate's Mad-Lab set within the laboratory of an eccentric rocket scientist and full of explosive surprises. Set within 170 acres of natural parkland, there is also 1940s exhibition, Women at War Photo Gallery, Dangerous Days exhibition and a military truck tour. « less
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall (Chelmsford)
#24 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Gardens
Owner description: An Essex hilltop garden with sweeping panoramas, big open skies, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and drought tolerant... more » Owner description: An Essex hilltop garden with sweeping panoramas, big open skies, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and drought tolerant planting. A fabulous day out whatever the season. Facilities include a restaurant, cafe, gift & bookshop, plant centre, children's play area and free parking. « less
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Laser Warfare (Brentwood)
#25 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Laser Warfare is here! You've played Call Of Duty on your games console… now is the time to take it to the next level - step... more » Owner description: Laser Warfare is here! You've played Call Of Duty on your games console… now is the time to take it to the next level - step up and accept your mission! « less
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#26 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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Hylands Park (Chelmsford)
#27 of 337 attractions in Essex
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Chelmsford Cathedral (Chelmsford)
#28 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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#29 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Parks
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Essex Police Museum (Chelmsford)
#30 of 337 attractions in Essex
Category: Specialty Museums
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