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Leisure, Culture and Tourism

About the District

An image of the Council crest.

Within the 65 square miles of Rochford District you will find plenty of character, miles of unspoilt coastline, attractive countryside and places of historical interest. Follow the links below or use the contents on the left to explore the District and find out about heritage attractions, cultural events, and the leisure opportunities on offer to residents and visitors.

District Tour Visit Rochford District
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Rochford District Heritage Guide (PDF 2mb) Rochford District Visitors Guide (PDF 4mb)

Events and Attractions

An image of Rayleigh Windmill. Rochford District is home to the award-winning Rayleigh Windmill Museum and other popular heritage attractions including a Dutch Cottage and the National Trust owned Rayleigh Mount. We welcome school and group visits and group leaders can download a Group Visit Heritage Guide and booking form in the related links section below.

Residents and visitors can also find out about the beautiful parks, woodlands and open spaces including Cherry Orchards Jubilee Country Park and Hockley Woods.

The District has a busy events calendar with festivals and events suitable for all ages including Wild Woods Day, the Rayleigh Arts Festival, Rochford District Sports Festival and the Rochford Art Trail.

Use the menu on the left to get details about our Holiday Activities for children and young people and the ‘Rochford Celebrates in 2012’ programme.

Getting married at the Rayleigh Windmill

The Rayleigh Windmill is a popular and unique venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. Please visit the Weddings at Rayleigh Windmill section to find out about the venue and download information about packages and how to book.

Weddings at Rayleigh Windmill