Ada Cole (Redwings) Horse Sanctuary, EN9 2DH
How to find the Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Essex:
Off the B181 in Broadley Common, near Nazeing in Essex EN9 2DH.
At the Ada Cole centre there are walking tours and horse care demos as well as a gift shop and information centre on site where you can adopt a pony, buy gifts or find out more about the horsey residents and the charity's welfare work.
The Ada Cole centre is also the permanent home of our gorgeous adoption horses and donkeys Rodney, Del Boy, and Jessie can’t wait to meet you!
Summer Opening times: The centre is now open every day, from 10.00 to 17.00.
Winter Opening times:
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10.00 to 16.00 during winter months.
Entry is Free!
Please remember though that Redwings horse rescue and sanctuary are funded through public donations.
Facilities include: Disabled Parking,
Disabled Toilets, Free Parking, Gift Shop,
Children's Area, Refreshments and Picnic Area.
Please keep dogs on leads
If you have a question or special requirement please telephone the Redwings Essex Visitor Helpline on 0870 040 0033
Epping Forest District Museum
39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey
Essex, EN9 1EL
Two timber framed houses, the first dating from about 1520. The history of the Epping Forest District from the Stone Age to date.
Open: Mon 14.00 - 17.00, Tues 12.00 - 17.00,
Fri 14.00 - 17.00, Sat 10.00 - 17.00,
Sun 14.00 - 17.00 (1 May to 30 Sept)
Admission is Free.
Tel: 01992 716882
Fax: 01992 700427
Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor gallery area.
Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, CM77 7FS and
Flitch Way, Rayne Station, Rayne, CM77 6RX
The biggest playing frame in the UK - Continuous interactive play equipment and sensory trails - Walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and fitness all in one park - The Great Notley site is flat with wheelchair/buggy friendly way-marked all-weather paths - Play activities for less able children - Water play and sensory trail - Disabled parking
Mostly flat but one moderately elevated point which is a great sledging slope during snow days
The Flitch Way has over 15 miles of unspoilt countryside - Many sections of the Flitch Way provided good access for wheelchair users
The park is open daily from 08.00 till dusk
The visitor centre and cafe is open daily from 10.00 till 16.00. (Except 25 December)
Rayne station: Feb to mid April - Refreshments available from 9:30am to 3:30pm / Mid April to Octotber - Refreshments available from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Toilets open daily from09:00 to 17:00
Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Castle Lane, Hadleigh, Essex
3⁄4 mile S of A13 at Hadleigh
Open all year round at any reasonable time.
Years of neglect and the effects of land subsidence had left the castle in
ruins by the 17th century, but two towers constructed in the era of Edward III
architecture in parkland - The romantic ruins of a once royal castle overlooking
the Essex marshes and Thames estuary.
The English painter John Constable visited Hadleigh in 1814 and made a minute
drawing of the castle as preparation for ten oil sketches and a single painting.
Paper Mill Lock, North Hill, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4BS
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Round off your visit with a visit to the tea rooms where you can
refresh yourself with tea, coffee, lunch and home made cake.
Open daily from 10.00 throughout the year.
Tel: 01245 225520 - Website
Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex
The remains of the Cluniac Priory of St. Mary's, founded in the early 12th century.
Tel 01702 342878
Please note that the Priory is due to undergo some remedial construction work and that there will therefore be additional closures to allow this to take place.
Latest Opening Times
Southchurch Hall Museum, Southchurch Hall Close,
A half-timbered medieval manor house, which dates to the early 14th century. The house was restored in the late 1920s.
Latest Opening Times
Tel: 01702 467671
Southend Central Museum and Planetarium, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea,
Essex SS2 6ES
The Southend-on-Sea Central Museum displays tell the story of the natural and human history of south east Essex.
Open: Tue to Sat 10.00 - 17.00
Planetarium: Wed to Sat only
The Southend Planetarium is the only public Planetarium facility in south-east England, outside of London.
It presents talks about astronomy and the sky at night. All of the presentations are given live, giving plenty of opportunity for any questions you may wish to ask.
Programmes are run most Weds to Sats, at 1100, 1400 and 1600.
Latest Opening Times
We recommend contacting them to confirm seat availability and current programme.
Tel: 01702 434449
Adventure Island - Southend
Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS1 1EE
Open daily from 11.00 - 1500 Apr - 5 Sep 2004
Then weekends until 19 Dec & all half-term week 25 - 31 Oct
Admission is Free.
"you only pay if you play", and the best way to play is with an all day Super Saver wristband or Tiny Tots wristband.
Tel: 01702 443 400
Fax: 01702 601 044
The Wick Country Park, Tresco Way, Wickford, Essex. SS12
The Wick Country Park comprises 50 acres of former agricultural land. Over
2km of easy access trails take you around the site. The trails lead you past
old hedgerows, the five acre lake, ponds, WWII pillboxes and recent woodland
plantings. Bridges and boardwalks allow the trails to continue over the North
The park is open every day from 09.00 until dusk and car parking is available.
Toilets are accessible in the Pavilion when the ranger is in attendance.
A play area just inside the entrance to the park is suitable for children
up to the age of about seven or eight. Parking bays and picnic tables are adjacent
to the play area so that parents can keep a watchful eye on their children as
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Thurrock Museum Gallery, Thameside Complex, Orsett Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5DX
Thurrock Archaeology, Agriculture, Churches, Education, Local Government, Fire Service, Parish History, Retail History, Brick Making, Local Photographers, Chalk and Cement, Deneholes, Explosives Industry, Thurrock at War and much much more!
Here you can explore the history of Thurrock through 40 permanent display cases and 20 temporary display cases, containing over 1,500 objects, interpreting 250,000 years of Thurrock's past.
Discover the mammoths from Aveley, the earliest known Thurrock coins dating to 75bc, Prehistoric Flint tools, Roman Pottery, Saxon artefacts and medieval finds from Grays. See a heavy horse harness, leather fireman's pipe, cast Iron boundary post for Sir John Cass, a Victorian post box and railway notices.
Still with Free Admission!
Opening Times: Mon, Tue, Thur 10:00 - 19:00
Wed, Fri, Sat early closing at 17:00
Closed Sun / Bank Holidays