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Summer holiday fun at Essex Outdoors

30 June 2016

Essex Outdoors' award winning action-packed School Holiday Activity Days are the ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new outdoor experiences during the school summer holidays.

The activity days cost £30 per child but Essex Outdoors are running their popular offer of a fifth day free if four School Holiday Activity Days are booked. 

Running at all four Essex Outdoors centres (Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow and Mersea) young people will work in groups of ten and have the opportunity to take part in up to four fun, safe and challenging activities ranging from archery, canoeing and climbing to high ropes, mountain biking and zip wire.


Days run between 8.30am – 5.30pm and dates vary at each centre, a full list is available at

Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Finance with responsibility for Traded Services Cllr John Spence said: “It can be challenging to think of things to fill the days during the six week summer holidays which is why parents love Essex Outdoors School Holiday Activity Days. Children get to try new activities, make new friends and learn new skills while all the time enjoying the great outdoors.”

All technical equipment is provided - participants just need to bring comfortable (and waterproof!) clothing and footwear as well as a packed lunch and a drink. Participants are supervised throughout the day by professional, qualified instructors giving parents peace of mind and children a great high quality adventurous outdoor learning experience. The available activities vary at each outdoor centre so to make sure your favourite is included check online first.

Experts at delivering outdoor education and adventure for more than 40 years, School Holiday Activity Days at Essex Outdoors are a popular choice for parents and children alike.

To book a place for your child visit

Essex Outdoors are also running free Activity Days for disabled children through the Short Breaks for Disabled Children scheme, for availability and criteria visit