Tel 01279 212 950


Tel 01279 212 950

Mon to Fri 9am-6:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm

Elm Farm Country Park

Frinton Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex CO16 0JE


Visitors to Essex are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. From large shopping centres in urban and out-of-town areas to high street chains, to bric-a-brac and souvenir shops in its array of bustling seaside resorts, every taste and preference are catered for here.

Clacton Factory Outlet

Whether you’re looking for everyday essentials or that special gift, this bustling shopping centre in Clacton will meet your every need. It has a range of stores including fashion, footwear, jewellery, gifts, homeware and outdoor retailers. Free parking is available, and there’s a large outdoor children’s adventure play area. (Distance from park: 3.6 miles)

Lion Walk Shopping Centre

Lion Walk Shopping Centre and the neighbouring Red Lion Yard are Colchester’s premier shopping destinations located in the heart of the city. There’s plenty to choose from, with a mix of local independent retailers and popular High Street brands. (Distance from park: 13.1 miles)

Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre

The shopping centre has more than 30 retailers for you to browse, including designer boutiques and antique shops. This is a great place to visit if you fancy a shopping spree or are seeking an indoor attraction on a rainy day. (Distance from park: 21.4 miles)

Freeport Braintree

Set in a relaxing village environment surrounded by landscaped lawns, Freeport Braintree is the perfect escape from the stresses of city shopping. A premier retail and leisure destination, it features over 70 stores along with a neighbouring cinema, bowling alley, swimming pool and restaurant complex. (Distance from park: 30.9 miles)