If you are looking for ways to entertain the kids on Mersea Island, there's plenty to choose from. There is plenty of wide open spaces great for playing ball games, flying kites or just running around in a safe environment. Why not visit Cudmore Grove Country Park, The Glebe playing field or the village green opposite Mersea Island School.
Mersea Beach is a great place to spend the day with kids whether it's building sandcastles or scavenging for shells and interesting stones. Paddling or swimming in the sea is safe for supervised children.
Several businesses on Mersea Island have organised activities during school holidays. Visit their blogs for more information.
At the eastern end of Mersea Island, at Cudmore Grove you’ll find a sandy beach, impressive views, grassland, meadows for relaxation and walks that will take you past interesting historical sites and an abundance of wildlife. The park is popular on hot summer days, with its sandy beach and co...leave your comment
Did you know that 300,000 year old fossils such as monkey, bear, tusked elephant and bison have been found in the East Mersea cliffs? It is not unusual to find sharks teeth on East Mersea beach along with small mammal fossils. The power of the sea has worn away some of the soft sands and...leave your comment
Redwood Stonebaked opened in March 2016 offering Neopolitian style pizzas cooked in an authentic wood fired pizza oven. They also serve fresh waffles and ice cream as well as paninis and calzone during lunch times. The environment is relaxed and casual in nature. For more information you can visit t...leave your comment
Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities, from activity days and Forest Schools through to residential experiences and adventurous expeditions With four centres in Essex offering a wide range of activities and with great transport links to London and the Eastern region, w...leave your comment
We are an independent museum established in 1976 and occupying purpose-built premises in the centre of West Mersea, just to the east of the Parish Church. The traditional local activities of fishing, oystering, wild fowling and boat building are represented. The reconstruction within the museum of a...leave your comment
Lady Grace Boat Trips runs the 20 minute trips 7 days a week all year round, times vary based on the time of year but you can always ring to check operating times for the day. No need to book, just turn up at the end of the jetty and wait for the boat to return. We have no sets time...leave your comment
If you’re after a great idea to entertain the kids (or adults!) on a budget, crabbing is a great idea! The causeway at West Mersea hard is the idea place to crab with specific areas marked to do this. Please take care to observe these rules if you go, as it is a working causeway fo...leave your comment
With the kids holidays upon us, why not take the kids to the beach and let Seaview Cafe feed you with either an eat in or takeaway menu.Using local produce where possible, we are offering good qulaity food at affordable prices. Please see tripadvisor for our review and visit our website for full men...leave your comment
The biggest event on the Mersea Island calendar is always the West Mersea Town Regatta! The date for the Regatta is of course is of course completely reliant on an afternoon tide to ensure enough water for the afternoon's events to take place. The past few years have seen some miserable weat...leave your comment
The skate park is located on the village green between the School Gardens on Barfield Road and Reymead Wood. Since opening, the skate park has given the local youngsters a place to congregate and use their skateboards, bikes and scooters in a modern, safe enviroment. The addition has bee...leave your comment