Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Mountnessing Windmill
Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA, Tel: 01277 364883, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
Ex-government HQ nuclear bunker buried 80ft underground. Complete with kitchen, dormitories, power and filtration plant, plotting floor, government administration room, 120 yard long entrance tunnel, communication and scientists room.
Mill Lane, Stock, Essex, CM4 9RY, Tel: 01245 437677, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
A 19thC towermill, recently restored to working order and typical of the latest in millwright's techniques just before windmills became obsolete.
Unit 33-35, Barleylands Craft Centre, Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD, Tel: 01268 270892, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
Pottery painting, for all ages, potter's wheel; day time & weekend classes or just drop in. Mini mosaics, glass. Painting home of the award winning 'a nation of shopkeepers' collectable ceramic wall plaques. Call for more information.
Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY, Tel: 01277 375177, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
An award winning Educational Farm Park in the Essex Countryside on the outskirts of east London with farmyard favourites and exotic animals plus indoor and outdoor leisure activities. Open all year round.
Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN, Tel: 01277 365200, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Epping Ongar Railway is Essex's LONGEST heritage railway and the CLOSEST TO LONDON, running from Ongar to North Weald and into Epping Forest.
Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7PX, Tel: 01245 608212, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
Early 18th century water mill housing a variety of crafts and small businesses including a tea and coffee shop. Conference room facilities are also available. See our website.
Essex Police Headquarters, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DA, Tel: 01245 457150, Email, (8 miles, 13kms)
The Essex Police Museum covers the history of policing in Essex from its Victorian origins to modern day, with displays, a handling collection and children's activities.
Curtis Mill Green, off Albyns Lane, near Stapleford Abbotts, Essex, RM4 1HP, Tel: 020 8527 4690, (7 miles, 11kms)
Willow Cottage Open Air Theatre
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD, Tel: 01268 290213, (5 miles, 9kms)
Visit Barleylands where the whole family can Play, Shop, Eat and Learn all in one place.
Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2PL, Tel: 01245 473 742, (8 miles, 12kms)
Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, Essex, SS16 6EB, Tel: 01268 419103, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Meadows, woodland, lake, picnic area, visitor centre, toilets, shop, refreshments, activity leaflets and self guide walks always available. Haven Plotlands 1930's Museum - step back in time. Opening times vary to centre.
The Street, Willingale, Essex, CM5 0SH, Tel: 01277 896238, (6 miles, 10kms)
The well-preserved churches of the adjoining parishes of Willingale Doe and Willingale Spain stand side by side in the same churchyard at the heart of the village.
The Secret Nuclear Bunker, Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA, Tel: 01277 364470, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
High Ropes adventure comes to Essex. We provide adrenaline filled activities on our new courses for anyone over 6 years old.
Langdon Hills, Essex, SS16 5NF, Tel: 01268 559158, (8 miles, 13kms)
One Tree Hill Country Park
Navestock Hall, Navestock, Essex, RM4 1HA, Tel: 01277 374968, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Country Shop stocking wonderful things for the home and garden. Extensive range of artificial and English dried flower arrangements and unusual gifts tucked away in rural Navestock. Antique farm implement museum, church and country walk.
1 Coptfold Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4BN, Tel: 01277 222269, Email, (3 miles, 5kms)
A gallery selling exhibitions of work by major British artists and prints by European masters at affordable prices.
Towngate Centre, Pagel Mead, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DW, Tel: 01268 465465, Email, (8 miles, 13kms)
Much more than just a theatre, with daily activities for the community alongside a programme of ballet, comedy, plays, dance and touring productions. Regular live music in the bars. Conference and Exhibition Centre.
Outwood Common Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1HA, Tel: 01277 624553, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
Traditionally coppiced ancient woodland steeped in history. Easy access trail. Information/education centre. Guided tours and craft displays. Site of Special Scientific Interest and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Owned by Basildon Council.