Cudmore Grove Country Park
Wonderful open space with access to Mersea's Jurassic coastal cliffs. Great adventure playground for kids. Recommended for hot summers' days.
Over on East Mersea, a 10 minute drive away, there's Cudmore Grove Country Park, for walking, birdwatching (there's a hide) and more lovely views from the beach. Absolutely lovely!
Great open spaces to picnic, a funky children's playground, access to the beaches of East Mersea and a great place to walk the dog!
“Seafood lovers must - locally famous for it's queues (but worth the wait) to get in as it's based on first come first served, BYO alcohol and bread - they'll do all the cooking of the seafood. Think basic surroundings - with elegant food, they have just recently started taking a small amount of bookings so good luck, you won't be disappointed. ”
“Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, built when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain, the Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors. Visitors can try out some exciting new experiences - try your hand at building a Norman archway, excavating a Roman doctor's grave or steering a chariot around Colchester's recently uncovered Roman Circus! Be wowed as a large scale 'son et lumière' projection transforms the east wall with light and sound. Opening details Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00 Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1TJ Tel: 01206 282939”
“Visit the home of Sir Alfred Munnings and view his artwork. Enjoy coffee, lunch or afternoon tea at their beautiful Garden Cafe. ”