Brentwood’s numerous country parks are havens for nature-lovers, walkers and families alike. Thorndon Park is home to the famous Gruffalo Trail, Weald Park the home of Stick Man Play Trail and there’s real animal magic at Old MacDonald’s Farm on the outskirts of the town. Over at Brentwood Leisure Park you can get your snowsport kicks all year round.

The TV show ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ thrust Brentwood into the national spotlight as a popular tourist destination. For some serious retail therapy, visit characterful Crown Street just off Brentwood High Street.

Two very different aspects of British history are reflected in the 16th century Ingatestone Hall and the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch, an eerily fascinating, subterranean reminder of the Cold War era. So with so much to see and do in Brentwood, it's a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.



Take a family adventure with fun activities like petting farms, the Gruffalo Trail or the Stick Man Play Trail.

Find whatever you need from a choice of nearly 200 stores including great independent shops.

Get an insight into Brentwood’s rich history of artists, writers, culture and heritage.

Brentwood is known for the hit ITVBe show the Only Way is Essex, which is filmed here.

There's loads of great sport and leisure activities to do in Brentwood to help you stay active.

You're sure to have a fantastic night out when you're in one of Brentwood's bars or clubs.


Brentwood Theatre aims to provide the people of Brentwood and the surrounding areas with a vibrant community theatre offering a wide-ranging programme in the performing arts.

Since opening, our popularity has grown and grown. We now regularly see over 17,500 visitors every year, coming along to see a wide variety of productions. Most of the shows are performed by non-professional (‘amateur’) companies who rehearse in local halls, arrange costumes, build scenery and bring in their finished production to us for your entertainment.


Follow the link below for details of shows coming up over the next few months. As soon as we have the details of a show, we add it here online so please do come back and check from time to time.