Things To Do In Essex
Families, couples, urbanites and outdoors types will never be short of things to do in Essex, whether visiting for a long weekend, or an extended holiday. Below are just a few highlights this diverse county has to offer. If you are looking for a specific thing to see or do just jump straight into the category of your choice! Maybe your looking for a service in Essex such as a plumber, we have that too just check out our services category here on Things To Do In Essex.
Essex is known for it’s gorgeous countryside, stunning stretches of coast and sites of historical interest. The county is also blessed with picturesque market towns, and we mustn’t forget the many vibrant urban centres packed with pubs, clubs, restaurants and shopping! Essex is also one of the most connected counties in the UK, with easy access for many visitors via the M25, Stansted Airport and mainline train services.
Heaps of history to be discovered
Essex is literally brimming with historical artifacts, buildings and sites of interest! It is home to Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain, and there are archaeological sites, castles and stately homes that span centuries of human activity in the area. Romans, Saxons, and Normans have all settled here, and their stories are yours to discover in plenty of fun days out.
Full of fun family days out
Whether it is the thrill of fairground rides and theme parks that fills your family with joy, adrenaline fuelled sports activities, or you prefer time together getting closer to nature, there are loads of things for families to do in Essex come rain or shine. Fancy having some family fun for free? Essex has 350 miles of coastline to discover! That is the longest coastline of any English county! Check out our 'Days Out' page to find some great things to do in Essex.
THE place for a spot of retail therapy
If you were born to shop, then you won’t be short of places to indulge in your favourite pastime in Essex. Chelmsford is an award-winning location for a spot of retail therapy, with big High Street stores and independent boutiques side by side. Essex also has a wealth of dedicated shopping centres and retail outlets to discover too. If your family don’t fancy joining your shopping spree – you can always let them explore the inclusive leisure complexes Essex retail centres have to offer so you can peruse in peace! Check out our shopping category!
Lavished with luxurious leisure activities
Essex is awash with indulgent spas, leisure centres, and of course independent beauty salons, many of which are surrounded by the stunning scenery Essex is famed for. Whether you want to spend a day at a spa, a weekend at a health retreat, or you are looking for someone who can make you feel gorgeous for your wedding – Essex is definitely the place to be!
Wining and dining is the way to unwind
While Essex may be known for its pub and club scene, it is the amazing wining and dining that really gets visitors excited. Just about every cuisine you can imagine is available throughout the county to eat in at restaurants, or to take out while staying in your holiday accommodation. If you're looking for a great place to get some amazing food then check out our 'Eating Out' category.