Things to do in Essex

Looking for things to do in Essex? The Tourist Trail is a great place to start. With listings for a huge variety of Essex attractions, you can browse through all sorts of ideas for things to do.

Whether you are looking for something fun to do to celebrate a special occasion, you want to take your partner for a fun day out, or you are stuck for ideas about where to take the kids over the school holidays, there are plenty of options to choose from. We even have a guide to things to do in half term in Essex.

Essex is a lively county with all sorts of places to explore, so browse through the attractions listings to find all sorts of exciting things to do.

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Whether you have lived in Essex for a long time, you are looking for places to visit for a holiday, or you just want ideas for a day out, visiting an attraction is a great way to spend your free time. Doing something a bit different makes life interesting and gives us something fun to look forward to.

Whatever your interests are, there are all sorts of attractions in Essex that you will enjoy visiting. Interested in history? There are stately homes, heritage sites, and museums to choose from. Fans of the arts can choose from galleries, craft centres, and theatres.

If you enjoy exploring nature and spotting wildlife, why not spend the day visiting a nature reserve, wildlife park, or zoo? Do you fancy doing something action packed and fast paced? Why not try go-karting, a high ropes course, or solving the puzzles in an escape room?

You can also narrow your search results by selecting the filters to the left of the listings, so if you require wheelchair access, or you are looking for something to do on a rainy day, you can tailor your search to show just the results that are relevant to you.

Each individual listing contains information to help you plan your day, including the address of the attraction, a location map, contact details, and information about any upcoming events or special offers. If you need more ideas for places to visit in Essex, you can read through the Essex guides for more inspiration.