Local attractions

Colchester Zoo

One of Europe’s finest zoos with over 260 rare species. www.colchester-zoo.com

Gosfield Lake Resort

A family run leisure park just 20 minutes’ drive, Gosfield offers fishing, water skiing and banana boats! www.gosfieldlake.co.uk

The Railway Museum

The East Anglian Railway museum is just down the road and has plenty to offer for the kids. www.earm.co.uk  

Colchester Leisure World

Year round fun for all the family can be had at Leisure World Colchester, with its wide range of sports and leisure activities. www.colchesterleisureworld.co.uk

Ardleigh Reservoir

Fishing/Sailing. www.ardleighreservoir.co.uk

The Essex Golf & Country Club

Driving range & 18 hole course

www.theessexgolfandcountryclub.com

West Mersea

Famous for their rock oysters, West Mersea has a range of stunning seafood restaurants and beautiful sea views. We suggest The Oyster Bar and The Company Shed for their Seafood platters! 

Frinton-on-Sea and Clacton-on-Sea

Two of the most popular seaside resorts on the East Coast and only 40 minutes away. 

Go Bananas

At Go Bananas children can have an amazing adventure whilst travelling through the Jungle home of Funky Monkey! http://www.go-bananas.co.uk/ 

Abberton Reservoir

Bird Watching. www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir