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Essex Outdoors Mersea has over 20 activities from climbing and high ropes to caving and a zip wire. It is located on the charming island of Mersea on the edge of the River Blackwater estuary, only 9 miles from the centre of Colchester. Essex Outdoors Mersea has undergone significant investment and now boasts several new activities, including the tallest team swing in the South East where you can experience 4Gs, an aerial obstacle course, an indoor archery range and new caving facilities.
With more than 60 acres of carefully maintained grounds and commanding far-reaching views over the estuary, the centre can accommodated up to 500 visitors at a time. Essex Outdoors Mersea is offers a range of accommodation facilities from a purpose built self-contained residential block and state of the art cabins to traditional patrol tents.
Alongside this Essex Outdoors Mersea offers a fully equipped conference facility which can be used independently or mixed with team development activities and fantastic food options.

Activities available
Adventure & Obstacle Course, Aerial Adventure, Archery, Bridge Build, Bushcraft, Caving, Climbing, Coastal Discovery, Crabbing, First Aid, High Ropes, Its a Knockout, Kit Karts, Low Ropes, Off Road Biking, Orienteering, Pedal Karts, Pioneering Ballistas, Powerboating, Scavenger Hunt, Swimming, Problem Solving, Team Swing and Zip Wire.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Mersea Island

Road Directions

The nearest railway station is Colchester, which is 9 miles away.

Essex Outdoors - Mersea

Type:Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8SX

Tel: 0345 200420

Fax: 01206 385598