It’s Sunday. On Friday night it seemed that the whole weekend stretched in front of you. Now here you are, back to work tomorrow. But you don’t want to waste it! Fear not. We can help. Here’s our list of top things to do in Essex on a Sunday.
One of the great things about our region is that it is easy to enjoy the outdoors. While some attractions may be more seasonal, there are always things to do in Essex on a Sunday outdoors
Enjoy the Coast
For example, some of Britain’s best beaches are right here in Essex. Sure, summer is the perfect time to enjoy a day out with the family at the coast. Even better, for more comfort, take advantage of a hired beach hut. While you’re at it, explore the great seaside cafes in Essex. Though summer days at the coast are hard to beat, the natural beauty of the sea during other seasons is well worth experiencing. This can be done best on Essex’s network of walking paths and cycle routes.
Go for a Walk or a Cycle
While Essex is great for walking holidays, you can just as easily pop over to one of our walking paths for a lovely Sunday afternoon stroll. If you dress for the weather, Essex winter walks can be just as rejuvenating as at other times of year. Likewise, our area’s autumn colour makes for amazing walks. In Essex, you can find coastal walks, woodland walks or countryside walks. For instance, a ramble through ‘Constable Country’. Rated as one of the top 50 walks in Britain, it is a great chance to explore beautiful meadows and picture-postcard villages.
Cycling in Essex is another great way to enjoy the outdoors. Don’t be fooled by unfortunate Essex clichés, our region’s exceptional countryside, great cycle routes and active cycling community will surprise and delight you. Indeed, the 2014 Tour de France passed through our region! With a robust network of cycle routes taking in coastline, meadows and villages there’s a path to suit all tastes and abilities. For instance, thy The Cake Escape route! It takes you through gorgeous villages and countryside AND stops at some of our finest local cafés.
Visit a Garden
Finally, during the spring and summer months, consider visiting a garden. The National Garden Scheme operates garden tours throughout Essex. NGS tours are an opportunity to visit public and private gardens, relaxing in the fresh air, while supporting charity. The perfect low-key thing to do in Essex on Sunday.
Over the spring and summer, you can attend the races at Chelmsford City Racecourse or enjoy a match of Essex Cricket. However, there’s much more on offer! Essex is home a wide range of sports clubs, from bowls to boxing and sailing to scuba. Want to get moving this Sunday? Active Essex connects you with tons of sports clubs and fitness activities.
Food and Craft Fairs
Essex produces excellent locally grown and reared food. A great way to experience this is at any one of the Essex Food Festivals that fill the weekends throughout the year. Likewise, our region’s craft fairs offer the chance to purchase unique gifts from local artisans. Want a bit more eating and a bit less wandering between stalls? Never fear. Book yourself in at one of the Essex Michelin star pubs to enjoy fine food based on local ingredients.
Looking for Things to do in Essex on Sunday?
We can help. Whether you’re on an autumn weekend break in Essex or flying through Stansted, our Stansted B&B is conveniently located in the market town of Great Dunmow. So, if you’re nipping over from London, or flying in from further afield, Harwood House’s central, yet quiet, location gives the perfect balance for travellers. With our wealth of local knowledge we’ll help you get the most out of your time in our region. Whatever that looks like for you. Book online and we’ll take great care of you.