Things To Do For Free

If you use your imagination, we’re sure you will realise just how much you can find to do for free in the county of Essex.

This county is home to an unlimited outlet of different shows to see, entertainment to have and places to go. It doesn’t matter whether you are visiting with the whole family or are on a romantic getaway with your partner. You will find some amazing things to do throughout the day and then continuing all the way through the night. While there are many things to do in Essex that you do have to pay for. There is also a whole host of things you can do that won’t cost you a penny. We aren’t just talking about kids parks and fields which there are an abundance of. We’re talking about places like Clacton Pier, The Beaches, Adventure Island, Museum’s and Nature Reserves. You can gain free access to all of these exciting destinations and there is lots more. There are a lot more things to do for free in Essex than you probably think.

If you’re into taking walks or hiking then you will have an endless supply of new areas to visit. Take a stroll around one of the many nature reserves that the area has to offer. With Essex being set on the South East coast of England means that you have long stretches of beach that you have full access to. In the Summer these beaches make for the perfect place you can take the kids for free. There is endless fun to be had. In the Winter you can still make great use of them as places to take the dogs for a walk. Places like the Chelmsford Museum and Essex Police Museum which also happens to be located in Chelmsford are great for brushing up on your history of the area. It’s a great way of occupying yourself and you might learn a thing or two.

Are you one to hit a spot of retail therapy at stressful times? So are we! There are non stop fantastic destinations for you to shop around and see what you can find. The best thing is, you don’t have to pay to peruse around designer stores and outlets. You have big shopping centres such as Lakeside or Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon. If you’re a bit of a treasure hunter then we would suggest hitting the privately owned stores and boutiques that sit around the towns within Essex. Here you can find odd, rare and unusual items that you won’t normally find anywhere else. See, there’s plenty of things to do for free in Essex.

Whats on in Essex

Antique Fair & Car Boot Sale – Essex

Don’t miss your place if you’re a car booter or you deal in antiques or collectables! Another new event that will be starting on Sunday March 1st is our Antique Fair and Car-boot sale which we hope will be well supported by the locals and our existing customers as we will be working in conjunction  Continue Reading »

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What’s on in Essex

What’s On In Essex Clacton beach is totally free of charge and gives plenty of fun for all the family! Situated next to the pier, the beach is the perfect place to spend a few hours sharing some quality time with your loved ones. Check out our homepage for all of our categories here. What’s on  Continue Reading »

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Things To Do In Essex

Families, couples, urbanites and outdoors types will never be short of things to do in Essex. Whether you are visiting for a long weekend or an extended holiday, you're sure to have a splendid time. 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 like a plumber? We have that too just check out our services category just above.

Is it the thrill of fairground rides and theme parks that fills your family with joy? Maybe it's adrenaline fuelled sports activities? Or do you prefer time together getting closer to nature? There are loads of things to do in Essex come rain or shine. Fancy having some family fun for free? The land 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 fun activities and places to go.

Days And Nights Out

If you're looking for fun family days out in Essex then you have come to the right place. This place is awash with indulgent spas, leisure centres, and of course independent beauty salons. Many of these are surrounded by the stunning scenery this place 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 – This is definitely the place to be!

If you were born to shop, then you won’t be short of places to indulge in your favourite pastimes. Chelmsford is an award-winning location for a spot of retail therapy. Full with big High Street stores and independent boutiques side by side. There are 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 that the retail centres have to offer so you can peruse in peace! Check out our shopping category!


Essex is well known for their huge Shopping Centres and Markets – you name it, they have it! The variety offered to you is endless. Specialty Shops and Hidden Boutiques to Unique one off stores. Major stores and not to mention TOWIE stars own nine of their own shops among this land too! Your shopping experience here will keep you occupied and spoil you for sure, whether you’re looking for a day out with the kids, with your partner or a friend, Essex shopping won’t fail to satisfy and provide you with everything you’re looking and hoping for. There are also many Estate Agents, Accommodation and beautiful Hotels, to help your exciting visit last even longer!

About Essex

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 are all in close proximity. It's literally brimming with historical artifacts, buildings and sites of interest! It is home to Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain. 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. So what are you waiting for?

Eating Out Or In

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. There are endless amounts of restaurants with all different types of cuisine such as Indian food, Chinese food, Turkish food, American food etc. You name it, this place has got it!

The amazing thing about today's world is the fact that you can almost match the diversity of food in the restaurants here as the food that takeaways can deliver to your house. So many options that you can choose from and get delivered to the comfort of your own home. That's why you should choose our website to help you decide where your going to be eating out or in. Our categories are split up into sub categories to help you find your way around much easier.