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There’s fun for everyone at these top quality family attractions nearby

You don’t have to travel far to find some excellent visitor attractions. From castles and historic cities to zoos and museums there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Mersea Museum

C05 8QD

Find out about the history of Mersea amd the surrounding area at the Mersea Museum.
www.merseamuseum.org.uk

 

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Colchester Zoo

C03 0SL

One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 270 species to see in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.
www.colchester-zoo.com

 

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Cudmore Grove Country Park

C05 8UE

An area of stunning natural beauty and wildlife, situated in the far east of Mersea Island.
www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cudmore-grove/

 

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Fingringhoe Wick

C05 7DN

Owned by Essex Wildlife Trust, it is probably the premier nature reserve in Essex.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick

 

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First Site

C01 1JH

The home of contemporary visual arts in Colchester in a purpose built gallery.
www.firstsite.uk.net

 

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Beth Chatto Gardens

C07 7DB

Transformed from an overgrown wasteland started in 1960, to an immaculate garden with beautiful countryside.
www.bethchatto.co.uk

 

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Combined Military Services Museum

CM9 4LQ

Home of the Mason Collection, one of the world’s foremost collections of covert operations weapons, clothing and equipment.
www.cmsm.co.uk

 

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Lady Grace Boat Trips

C05 8PA

20 minute harbour trips. Runs all day, 7 days a week. Available for special trips and much more available upon request!
www.ladygraceboattrips.webs.com

 

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Footferry

C05 8UE

The foot ferry provides a service between Brightlingsea, Point Clear and East Mersea. Discover and explore the vast and diverse possibilities the area has to offer. Ferry times are available from reception.

 

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The Company Shed

C05 8PA

No visit is complete to Mersea Island without a trip to The Company Shed seafood restaurant.
www.the-company-shed.co.uk

 

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Tiptree Jam Shop & Tearoom

CP5 0RF

Where ‘Tiptree’ conserves are made. This now world famous jam is always worth a visit!
www.trooms.com

 

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Colchester Castle

C01 1TJ

A historic trip back in time.
www.cimuseums.org.uk/castle

 

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Layer Marney Tower

C05 9US

A dramatic building with views over the River Blackwater and beyond.
www.layermarneytower.co.uk

 

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Mersea Island Vineyard

C05 8SX

Producing over 20,000 bottles of wine each year, the vineyard has strong roots with Mersea.
www.merseawine.com

 

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