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21 fun things to do in Essex

Planning a trip to Essex? Filled with incredible sites, popular tourist attractions and historical landmarks, the county has so much to offer. Bordering London, Essex is easy to get to by train or car making it the perfect day trip destination!

Essex’s coast gives rise to some great locations to escape and relax. If you are looking for classic seaside entertainment then head for Southend with its vibrant pier and stunning views. Be sure to try some watersports whilst your there!

Wondering where to eat when in Essex? The county has a buzzing food and drink scene with something to suit everyone’s taste. Why not try the big sweet n sizzle challenge in Southend to test your foodie skills?

Essex is bursting with many opportunities for you and your family. As well as the world famous Colchester zoo, You’ll find a wealth of activities to keep your youngsters occupied and the whole family amused. 

Don’t miss the Firstsite Art Gallery for a taste of some of the finest contemporary art in the county.