Activities and courses for families and individuals

Get ready for the adventure of your life.

From birthday parties and kids activity clubs through to nationally-recognised technical qualifications in all the main outdoor disciplines, we offer a wide variety of courses and activities directly to the public.

Whether kids just want to have fun, teenagers want to test their limits, or adults want to dial up their skills – our highly trained and experienced team give you the care you need and the insights which make a difference.

“Our sailing instructor was amazing – supportive, informative and very calm, all round a really positive experience”

D Tristram
RYA Start Sailing Course Participant

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Looking for a one-off course, starting a new hobby or advancing your qualifications?  You’ll find a range of courses to suit your needs.

Climbing courses
First aid courses
Paddle sport courses
Powerboat courses
Sailing courses

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Leisure and recreation

Do something different. Give weekends and school holidays a rousing boost – or make birthday parties and celebrations even more special.

All-ability adventure
Birthdays and celebrations
Pay and play
School holiday activities

Why Essex Outdoors?

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

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Need help with planning your next adventure?

Our dedicated team is here to help you along the way.

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0345 200 4220

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