Where epic adventures find their epicentre

Outdoor activity centres

Discover how a trip becomes an amazing journey.

Wherever you are in the East or South East you’ll find it’s easy to access one of our four activity centres in Essex. Then it’s all about the choices that matter. Most centres have very similar activities while some centres also specialise in a specific outdoor discipline.

All are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and form memories that last.

Why choose Essex Outdoors?

Find out why 85% of visitors keep coming back – and why 90% happily recommend us.

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group sailing at bradwell


Nestled among the creeks and marshes of the Dengie peninsula, Bradwell is a leading provider of sailing and powerboating activities.

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boy on treetops ropes course


The perfect setting for enjoying multi-activity programmes, technical courses or simply exploring the local environment.

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group of paddle boarders on a river


An oasis of urban adventure, offering an amazing range of activities and journeys of discovery.

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Essex Outdoors’ largest centre, situated on the island of Mersea on the edge of the enchanting River Blackwater.

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Girl climbing at The Lock

The Lock Climbing Wall

The Lock Climbing Wall in Harlow is where the public, members, clubs and groups seek out their mountaineering spirit.

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group of young people on Aerial Adventure course

Our activities

With over 40 activities to try on land, on water, up in the air and as a team you can be sure of an action-packed visit!

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