Quality Hotel Colchester
A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction
Colchester, EN CO7 7QY
Phone: (44) 1206 230900
Fax: (44) 1206 231095
Arger Fen & Spouse's Vale is an area of ancient woodland that houses a number of fascinating plants and wildlife. The fascinating mosaic of trees includes oak, ash, field maple, crab apple etc. The best time to visit this woodland is in Spring when the beautiful Blue bells cover the forest floor and the exciting sound of the birds echoes through the trees. The reserve has a vast habitat including the dry woodland floor and a damp valley area which makes it a rich bio-diversity. Common lizards, snakes, exotic and rare butterflies along with certain birds like black cap, white throat etc are found in abundance here.
What started out as just a breeding farm for pigs is now a fun filled space, where families can spend a day, stroking ducks in a pond or watching the seasons change with snow, dappled sunlight and yellow spring leaves making an appearance at their appointed time. Stop by the butchery where the juiciest pork, bacon, chicken, sausages and salted beef are sold and even delivered in top condition. The farm hosts events all year around and can be used for birthday parties, secret garden parties and team building events. You can even arrange a day out with the creator himself, Jimmy! Although entry to the nature trails and animal farms are charged, there is no entry fee to the farm. Call +44 844 493 8088 for more.
Colne Valley Golf Club offers beautiful views of nature from its golf courses. Stop on by to play a game if you find yourself in Essex! Call or see the website for more information.
Stour Wood is the dense, dark forest you should be wandering in. Whether you are a nature lover or not, whether you are a bird watcher or not, the beauty of these woodlands are far beyond your individual interest for them. A serene piece of habitat that expands to 54.07 hectares (133.61 acres) will leave you speechless and mesmerized. Owned and managed by the woodland trust, head in for some of the most calming and scenic views.
Stour Estuary RSPB reserve is home to a rare combination of intertidal mudflats and deciduous woodlands. Supporting a plethora of wildlife, the reserve is home to a number of species of waterfowl, birds, mammals, butterflies and moths. While the reserve comes to life in spring with blooming wildflowers and birdsong, autumn and winter are marked by an influx of estuary birds. With paths and trails branching out over the entire reserve, be prepared to encounter dormice, badgers, admiral butterflies, woodpeckers, ducks and many other delightful creatures along your way.
With a prime location on Oxford Street, Vista Road Recreation Ground, is a cricket ground in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. The first match played on those grounds was in 1931. Then there was no looking back for them, as lot of matches have been played here till 1966. Post that, this cricket ground is the home venue of the local Clacton Cricket Club.
Broomhill Pool in Ipswich is very popular, owing chiefly to the fact that it is one of the 12 Grade II listed lidos in Great Britain. The lido is situated in the beautiful Broomhill Park, and was designed in Art Deco style. It was made accessible to the public in April 1938. The Pool features diving boards, a grandstand and underwater flood lighting. The site is currently open to public only on Heritage Open days.
The Clacton Pier is an entertainment spot located on Clacton-on-Sea, the seaside resort town of England. Constructed in the 19th century, the pier was originally a spot of loading goods and served as a dock. Gradually the pier gained popularity and was converted into an entertainment site with many additions like a waiting room and pavilion. At present the Clacton Pier has many joy rides, eateries and small shops to lure young and old alike. Clacton Pier will make anyone fall in love with childhood once again.
Surrounded by the urban city of Suffolk, this little piece of land is pretty much raw and untouched. Ganges Wood expand to an area of 2.21 hectares (5.46 acres) and is managed by the woodland trust. It is a quiet retreat and provides some fresh air and peace in the midst of a busy, concrete city. The woods provide great trails to walk around and enjoy some solitude with nature. It also houses a number of wildlife and plants for the wildlife lovers.
Towerlands was built in the 1980s to be one of the best equestrian and leisure center in the country. A lot of people may already know it, notably those in the equestrian world. It is the largest outdoor all-weather arena in the UK and hosts from exhibitions and trade fairs to team building exercises, weddings and concerts. For further details, please check the website.
Centrally located in Oxford, Holywell Cemetery is a quaint and a scenic burial ground of the past. Dating back to the 19th Century, the cemetery grounds are now cared by the wildlife trust. The cemetery is home to three war burials recorded by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. These include graves of two officers of British Army and one from Royal Air Force. Now run as a wildlife site, the cemetery is a nesting ground for pheasants, mammals, butterflies and many bird species.
One of the oldest golf courses in England, the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club was also voted as one of the top 100 best courses in the country. The club was founded in 1880 by Lord Elcho. The club's new layout was laid by Henry Cotton. It has 18 holes and a lavish clubhouse. IT boasts of a huge membership and a great recreational environment.