From family boat trips on the stunning River Blackwater to the Harlow High Adventure and our School Holiday Activity Days for kids, Essex Outdoors have got you covered this summer whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled day trip or childcare!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Essex Outdoors School Holiday Activity DaysEssex Outdoors School Holiday Activity Days

Keep the kids entertained while you work with the fantastic School Holiday Activity Days at centres across Essex including Bradwell-on-sea, Danbury, Harlow and Mersea. Your children will experience four memorable activities each day in small groups with expert instructors. Including paddle sports, archery and climbing, cycling, bushcraft and zip wire – depending on the centre and day you book. They’ll sleep well, and so will you!

Ages 8+. £35 per day. Book 4 get 1 free.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Family Powerboat Experience on the River BlackwaterFamily Powerboat Experience on the River Blackwater

Got plenty of time to fill, but looking for a day trip with a difference? Treat yourself and your family or friends to a stunning sailing day or picture-perfect powerboat trip on the River Blackwater departing from Mersea or Bradwell. Take the helm or sit back and relax – you’re in safe hands with our expert skippers. Enjoy the stunning scenery, book a picnic or a table at your favourite restaurant. Anchor up at a beach during the afternoon – tides permitting!

Ages 7+. Just £190 for up to 7 people. (Weekends only).

Call to build your perfect day On the Water: 01621 776256


East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Harlow High Adventure, High RopesHarlow High Adventure, High Ropes

Take your adventure-loving family to new heights at the Harlow High Adventure where you can choose from two thrilling new activities or make a day of it and book both to save!

Take to the skies on the High Ropes, a thrilling session for bigger kids and adults (who can reach 1.8 meters) and/ or scale the Climbing Walls – the perfect activity for children aged 6+. Race against each other to see who can reach the top first! Outdoor seating and café on site.

15% summer discounts!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Harlow High Adventure, Climbing WallHarlow High Adventure, Climbing Wall

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