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Family holidays in Essex

An easy escape from London or the East Midlands. Here you can holiday at a gentler pace, enjoying miles of gorgeous, sandy clean beaches. Not far inland are many wonderful gardens, villages and the enchanting Norfolk Broads.

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Event

A Vintage Affair!

CATEGORY:Event

TYPE:Children & Family Event

LOCATION:Hedingham Castle,
Bayley Street,
Castle Hedingham,
Essex,
CO9 3DJ

OPEN DATES:21 May-21 May

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prices

Adult:£8.50

Child:£6.00

Family:£25.00

Returning for its fifth year at Hedingham, and bigger and more stylish than ever! A Big Band, Lindy Hoppers, classic cars, hairstyling and over 50 stalls with a cornucopia of vintage wonderfulness, its a simply fabulous day out! Distance from The Orchards: 36 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please check with attraction/organiser for latest details  

Sunday 21st May: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Place of interest

Abberton Reservoir

CATEGORY:Place of interest

TYPE:Nature Reserve & Country Park

LOCATION:Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre,
Church Road,
Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester,
Essex,
CO2 0EU

OPEN DATES:Year round

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A family day out birdwatching. Surrounded by butterflies getting away from it all. Overwintering birds. Spring migrant birds and stunning views Distance from The Orchards:  20.4 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices  

Open daily 9am - 5pm, except christmas day and boxing day.

Attraction

Adventure Island

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Theme Parks

LOCATION:Adventure Island,
Western Esplanade,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex,
SS1 1EE

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With live shows, rides and attractions overlooking the Great British seafront. Prices vary please visit attraction website Distance from The Orchards: 60 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please check with attraction/organiser for latest details.  

Open from February 2017

Attraction

Beth Chatto Gardens

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Gardens & Parks

LOCATION:Beth Chatto Gardens,
Elmstead Market,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO7 7DB

OPEN DATES:Year round

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Discover The Gravel Garden, The Water Gardens, The Scree Beds & The Woodland as you explore the gardens created by Beth Chatto Prices vary please visit  Distance from The Orchards: 10.6 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices  

March-October 9am to 5pm (Sunday 10am to 5pm March-October 9am to 5pm (Sunday 10am to 5pm March-October 9am to 5pm (Sunday 10am to 5pm) November-February 9am to 4pm (Sunday 10am to 4pm)

Place of interest

Brightlingsea

CATEGORY:Place of interest

TYPE:Towns & Villages

LOCATION:Brightlingsea,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO7 0DT

OPEN DATES:Year round

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Brightlingsea is a delightful small sailing town on the Essex Sunshine Coast. The historic town centre has something for everyone, including a variety of shops as well as many old buildings set among the narrow streets which lead down to the waterside. Distance from The Orchards: 9.8 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices  

 

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