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Places to visit

Lots of wonderful places to discover

Lockyers Wood - Play Area

Just outside our entrance is a play area for children in the woods.

Please use at your own risk.

Clacton Pier

Always a popular seaside destination for the weekend.

Clacton Pier boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor fun and activities for all the family.

Clacton Air Show

Running for over 30 years, Clacton Airshow attracts around 250,000 spectators over the two-day event.

It has become the number one most-visited event in Essex.

Colchester Zoo

With over 270 species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, more than 50 daily displays, an undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas, The Lost Madagascar Express road train and so much more…your day out will be action packed. 

You can get closer to a whole range of animals during your visit including the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself.

Hasty's Farm

An adventure farm for children between 3-11 years old. 

They have an Animal Barn  where you can have close contact with the animals. 

A range of farm animals for the public to see, Chickens, Pygmy goats, Golden Jersey goats, Jacob sheep, Holstein calves, Hereford cow and Pigs.

Harwich Redoubt

Harwich Redoubt is a circular fort built in 1808 to defend the port of Harwich, Essex from Napoleonic invasion. 

The Harwich Society opens it to the public.

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle in Colchester, Essex, England, is an example of a largely complete Norman castle. 

It is a Grade I listed building.

Naze Tower

The Naze Tower is a historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Lifehouse is a contemporary award-winning spa that nestles in the peaceful surroundings of English Heritage Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens


Flatford Mill was once owned by the Constable family and is in the heart of Constable Country.

You can find out more information from the Suffolk Tourist Guide or by visiting the National Trust link below.


Set by the River Stour, Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country.  It was here that Britain’s greatest landscape artist John Constable went to school.  The attractive high street is lined with Georgian-fronted houses, old inns and a large art and crafts centre.  The magnificent 15th C. church was built from the wealth of the medieval cloth industry.

Also worth a visit is Dedham Boathouse where you can dine or hire a boat to row along the river

Harwich Foot Ferry

Where the rivers Stour and Orwell meet, Harwich Harbour separates Harwich on the Essex side and Shotley and Felixstowe on the Suffolk side.

The ferry service runs throughout the summer months providing a frequent service for tourists to East Anglia, for those with business between the ports and for the convenience of local people.

Frinton & Walton Swimming Pool

Frinton and Walton Swimming Pool can be found in the idyllic setting on the seafront at Walton on the Naze.  This popular swimming pool enjoys a 25m swimming pool with flume offering a variety of public and fun sessions together with specialised sessions such as water aerobics, 50+, ladies and adults only, shallow water area for children providing an ideal environment for parent and under 5 sessions, a spectator area and vending service.

Hamford Water National Nature Reserve

This site of special scientific interest is a tidal inlet which has marsh grasslands, creeks, mud and sand flats, salt marshes, islands and beaches.