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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker Museum

​In 1952-1953, a secret nuclear bunker was built in Kelvedon Hatch, in the Borough of Brentwood. Decommissioned in 1992, the bunker has since been open to the public as a tourist attraction, with a museum focusing on its Cold War history. Invaluable for learning about the Cold War, it's a great day out for those looking for something a little bit d...
A Magical Day Out At Audley End Miniature Railway

A Magical Day Out At Audley End Miniature Railway

Audley End Miniature Railway is one of the most popular family attractions in Essex: and for good reason! Its miniature railway and Enchanted Fairy Walk is a childhood dream come true – a magical place where you can gaze into the woods, enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings and hunt for the fairies and teddies hidden there.Children and...
Welcome to the Essex Pass App!

Welcome to the Essex Pass App!

We are delighted to announce that the Essex Pass App is finally here! Apologies for the delay, but we've been busy integrating even more features. Available on iPhone devices (with an Android App coming very soon), the App builds on the Essex Pass website to create an easy-to-use, interactive format. With the Pass installed on your smartphone...
Epping Ongar: A Railway To The Past

Epping Ongar: A Railway To The Past

Is life about the destination for you, or do you love the journey too? If so, Epping Ongar Railway is the perfect day out for you. Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane as this one-of-a-kind rail and bus journey transports you not only from Epping tube stop to Chipping Ongar, but back in time.The railway provides an incredible glimpse back into B...
Brentwood Brewery: Christmas Made Easy

Brentwood Brewery: Christmas Made Easy

Christmas can be a hectic time. With all the hype and expectation that surrounds the festive season – what with cooking, shopping and decorating – it can be difficult to find the time to sit back and enjoy yourself. Fortunately, the Essex Pass has teamed up with Brentwood Brewery to make your Christmas shopping that little bit easier with some gr...
Together Supporting Independent Businesses

Together Supporting Independent Businesses

Essex wouldn't be Essex without the local, independent business that have been there for generations. Come rain or shine, they've always been there when needed, with a friendly face and a 'Hello! How's the family?" when you walk in the door, as well as the best products the county has to offer in your shopping bag when you walk out.But times aren'...
Our Top Picks for October Half Term

Our Top Picks for October Half Term

Here at the Essex Pass we love helping you and your family make the most of your county, getting out and about and exploring. With this in mind, here's our list of top attractions and events to help get your little ones away from the iPad this half term… FarmsHadleigh Farm, HadleighGet yourself and the kids down to Hadleigh Farm before it s...
PumpkinFest at Barleylands- Fearsome Family Fun!

PumpkinFest at Barleylands- Fearsome Family Fun!

At Barleylands you're in for a spook-tacular half term! If you thought your kids couldn't love the park any more, just take a look at everything they've got in store for you this week at PumpkinFest...The park will be open from 10-5 Monday to Friday, so you can still enjoy the farm park and craft village as normal- and you can still get a free ch...
Our Top Picks for October Half-term

Our Top Picks for October Half-term

Here at the Essex Pass we love helping you and your family make the most of your county, getting out and about and exploring. With this in mind, here's our list of top attractions and events to help get your little ones away from the iPad this half term…FarmsHadleigh Farm, HadleighGet yourself and the kids down to Hadleigh Farm before it shuts for...
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