Local Attractions

Local Attractions

We have listed some local attractions that we would highly recommend giving a visit during your stay at Osea Leisure Park.

The View River Cafe

The View River Café is run by Tiptree Tea Rooms and Wilkin & Sons. The outlook of this tearoom is breath-taking; Taking advantage of its elevated location on the Blackwater Estuary, it has simply: - “The most beautiful view in Essex”

River Café Opening Hours
Summer (April – September) 9.30am – 5pm.
Winter (October – March) 10:00am – 3.30pm.
(Bank and School Holidays may vary)

Explore the Blackwater

Promenade Park

The quay, in Maldon is home to a veritable fleet of traditional old Thames sailing barges, many lovingly restored, a magnificent sight in full sail which can be seen daily from Osea Leisure Park.

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Tiptree Jam

Still produced at the factory in nearby Tiptree, there is a gift shop and tearoom. It’s worth a visit just to smell the delightful aroma of freshly made strawberry jam floating through the air.

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Colchester Zoo

There’s plenty to do, whatever the weather, you’ll never see it all in a day! There is an underwater tunnel. The Lost Madagascar Express road train, indoor soft play area, many extensive play areas and much more!

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Combined Military Museum

There are many items of national importance that cannot be seen in any other museum. The largest firearms collection in Europe and an extensive Special Forces collection.

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Museum of Power & Steam

This 1920’s former pumping station is now home to numerous power-related exhibits, including a magnificent triple-expansion Lilleshall steam engine.

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New Hall Vineyard

First established by the Greenwood family in 1969, New Hall Vineyard is an English Wine Producer with over 65 hectares of vines and is one of the oldest and largest in the Country.

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Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower offers stunning parklands, gardens, church, wildlife walk, tea rooms and beautiful historic buildings. You can enjoy climbing the tower to admire the views.

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Museum of Maldon

The “Museum in The Park” exhibits items directly related to the District, whether they are domestic, industrial, natural or manufactured, discovered locally or collected from afar.

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Beeleigh Abbey & Gardens

Founded in 1180 as a monastery and awarded the Royal Charter by King Richard I. The abbey is built of stone and clunch, the main fabric of most of the building dates back to 1220.

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