THINGS TO DO

West Mersea Town Regatta

Watersports events with a variety of Rowing Races, Outboard Motor Balloon Race, Swimming Race and the ever popular 'Walking The Greasy Pole' which is rigged over the side of the Thames Barge Committee Boat. West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838. …

Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival

Held at the Mersea Island Vineyard and Brewery the festival gives wine lovers and real ale fans a treat. They can enjoy loads of samples and find out how to match foods with different wines and beers for maximum flavour from both plate and glass.

The Company Shed

The Company Shed is a seafood restaurant located in West Mersea, Colchester, and has gained a reputation among locals and tourists alike as being the best ...

West Mersea Oyster Bar

West Mersea Oyster Bar first opened its doors in 2006 with Michael Dawson as an expansion to his oyster business. It soon became huge success.

Visit East Anglia

t's time you visit East Anglia. Days out in East Anglia have everything from beach holidays, rural escapes and cultural experiences all within easy reach. Our coastline is endless and unique, from the breathtaking sands of north Norfolk to quaint Suffolk pebbled beaches and the family fun of Essex's coastal …

Essex Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. It has more than 33,000 members, manages and protects over 7,250 acres of land on 87 nature reserves and 2 nature parks, runs 9 visitor centres and educates 58,000 children and adults across Essex each year.

Dedham Vale

The characteristic lowland English landscape on the Suffolk-Essex border, made famous worldwide by artists, is still as recognisable today as it was when painted by Constable and Gainsborough. The charm of the villages, fascinating local attractions and beauty of the surrounding countryside mean there’s no shortage of places to go …

Cudmore Grove

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference. Located at the eastern end of Mersea Island, the park includes a sandy beach backed by a large expanse of open grassland, perfect for summer games, picnics and taking in the views.

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is considered to be of national and international significance as it has the largest Norman keep in Britain. Construction of the keep began ten years after William the Conqueror’s invasion in 1076 as a stronghold on the strategic route between London and East Anglia.

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo has over 270 species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, more than 50 daily displays, an undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas, The Lost Madagascar Express road train and so much more...your day out will be action packed. You can get closer to …