Explore our country parks and heritage places

Welcome to Explore Essex, helping you to discover the incredible green spaces and places on your doorstep and beyond

Places to go

Explore and enjoy the incredible range of country parks and heritage places on your doorstep

Essex Explorer Magazine

Discover our Essex Explorer magazine full of fascinating features, inspirational lifestyle ideas, competitions and the latest news from our parks and places.

What's on

Discover what's on at your county parks and heritage places

Explore Essex

Search our parks and places to plan your perfect day out

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Explore your parks and places

Enjoy the incredible range of Essex Country Parks and Heritage Places on your doorstep. Plan your ideal day out in Essex this new year with your family and furry friends.

Our annual Essex Explorer Pass will help you save on car parking if you want to get out more in 2024. Take advantage of our special January offer to receive 13 months for the price of 12.

Delve into our Essex Explorer magazine for tips on events, activities and where to go each season.

Explore hidden corners, stories and make new memories. From dog walking to kid's play, we have the perfect places for you to set your imagination free and boost both body and soul.

Browse what's on near you, included Arts and Cultural funded activities and events and read our blogs to help inspire your days out in Essex.