Tour the city of Chelmsford before enjoying the culture of Harlow. Relax in the peace of River Lee Country Park before enjoying Myddelton House, Enfield. Visit the Queen Elizabeth hunting lodge at the edge of Epping Forest before enjoying the fun of MacDonalds Farm Park and finishing up at Hylands House, Writtle.
Essex’s only city, Chelmsford is filled with visitor attractions. Take in Essex Cathedral, Shire Hall and Essex Museum or may be enjoy the various city parks. Cricket lovers can visit the home of Essex County Cricket Club. You’ll find plenty of places to shop and enjoy a bite to eat in the city.
Harlow has plenty to offer visitors. Indulge yourself at Gibberd Gallery or the Pardon Mill Art Gallery. Elsewhere you can take in the Harlow Museum, Harlow Playhouse Theatre and Gibberd Garden Tour with its sculpture collection.
River Lee Country Park
Relax and explore the 1,000 acre park – take a walk, cycle or run on one of the many trails or may be enjoy the white water rapids at Lee Valley White Water Rafting centre. For something a little more serene take to the lake or go canoeing at Broxbourne.
Spend some time at the Myddelton House and Gardens where you can tour the Lunatic Asylum, Kitchen Garden, Victorian Glasshouse and Alpine Meadow with its wonderful snowdrop display. Relax by the carp lake and then enjoy some of the artefacts from the historic collection.
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Built on the edge of the Epping Forest the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge dates from 1543 – visit the exhibitions to explore Tudor life and then wander and relax in the countryside of this medieval royal hunting forest.
Old MacDonald's Farm
Enjoy the family fun of Old MacDonalds Farm with its collection of over 200 animals – both traditional farmyard animals and some from further afield – don’t forget to meet the meerkats!. You’ll also find attractions and rides to keep the children entertained including tractor rides and fairground favourites.
Take a trip to Hylands House, an elegant villa set in over 500 acres of parkland grounds. Enjoy a mixture of woodlands and formal Victorian gardens before touring the working artist studios. Time your visit and you can also enjoy one of the many events held at Hylands House.