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Colchester Zoo – One of the Best Days Out in Essex

Colchester Zoo is one of the finest zoos in the UK, and certainly one of the biggest visitor attractions in Essex. It is the zoo that was featured on Channel 5’s Zoo Days with Konnie Huq. The zoo is home to many of the popular African animals including elephants, rhinos, giraffes, zebra and lions as…

Colne Valley Railway

The Colne Valley Railway is a great day out for all the family. The railway was actually constructed by volunteers and steam engine enthusiasts. The trains transported in are repaired and maintained. In addition to the steam trains they often do Thomas The Tank Engine days, which includes plays and even a train ride with…

Hylands Park and Garden, Chelmsford

Hylands Park and Gardens are one of Chelmsford most popular visitor attractions. The park covers a large area with open grassland, woodland areas, a Serpentine lake, pond, plus ornamental gardens and of course Hylands House. The One World garden is a very tranquil spot. Hylands Park is possibly best known now for the annual V…

The Essex Sunshine Coast – Best Beaches in Essex

Essex has some excellent beaches, which are very family orientated. One stretch of Essex coastline is referred to as The Essex Sunshine Coast. This is the area that covers Clacton, Frinton, Walton, Brightlingsea, Manningtree, Harwich, Jaywick, St. Osyth, Dovercourt and Mistley. The area falls under the management of Tendring District Council, and its beaches have…

Essex Street Diversions in Chelmsford

Essex Street Diversions is now held every year in Chelmsford and has been running for over 10 years. Here is some information from a previous event: Sep 25, 2009 – Street Diversions Tomorrow a troop of outdoor street performers will be descending on Chelmsford to put on displays, shows and generally lark about for the…

Weather the Economic Storm with FreeCycle

A few years ago eBay was an Internet phenomenon. It provided people with a massive market for their unwanted items. However, sometimes it is hard to sell your items on eBay, as now competition is so intense. Also, bargains are much harder to find, as popular items soon develop bidding wars, and prices are often…