Slip out of London for some sea air
Parks in the region
Touring and camping in Essex
If you’d like to bring your own tent or tourer to Essex, we’d love to welcome you to The Orchards Holiday Village. We have great facilities and different types of pitches to choose from. And you’ll be able to join in with all the usual Haven fun with your Play Pass included in your booking.
Like to look around a stately home? How about the decadent 17th century manor at Audley End House – it even offers a glimpse at what life was like "below stairs". Next, set out for St. Andrews Church, Greensted: it's the oldest wooden church in the world. Or picture yourself at the Jaywick Martello tower, a former Napoleonic fort transformed into an arts venue. In fact, you'll find art galleries of all sorts all over Essex – it is Constable Country, after all. To keep the kids happy, visit Colchester Zoo, home to over 250 different species, or Tropical Wings Zoo, where you can see free-flying butterflies all year round! Or if you prefer a more hands-on approach to animals, Old McDonald's Farm is the perfect name for a petting farmPlaces to visit in Essex