Adventure awaits at Essex Outdoors Mersea
A huge choice of adventurous outdoor activities for schools, groups, children and families.
Our largest capacity residential outdoor centre is situated on the charming Island of Mersea – known locally as ‘The Tropical’ – on the edge of the river Blackwater, just south of Colchester.
With over 60 acres of beautiful grounds and commanding far-reaching views across the estuary, we offer many thrilling outdoor adventures.
Our 20+ activities from archery and bushcraft through to team challenge and zipwire, ensure there is always something new and exciting to experience. Couple this with our comprehensive choice of catered accommodation – from camping in tents or pods, to our purpose built log cabins and residential centre – and we’ll create the perfect adventure for you.
Mersea’s coastal location is quite special – the surrounding marshes and beaches the ideal environment for shore-based studies and with access by boat to local creeks and areas of special scientific interest.