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Family Day Out, Sat 17 Aug 2019, £5-£20



Rewild your child at Wildfest!



Mucking Wharf Road,
Stanford le Hope,
SS17 0RN


Wildfest is a children's festival designed to enthrall and educate children about wildlife; celebrate marine month and learn to protect the planet at this fantastic Site of Special Scientific Interest on the shores of the Thames Estuary on a site that was formerly Europe's largest landfill site.

There is a full day of activities including making a plastic rubbish sculpture, giant bubble blowing from the roof, music making, nature tots free play area, face painting, under the sea workshops and a beach combing experience plus food and drink stalls and picnic area.  In addition there are a range of wonderful workshops available throughout the day that can be booked in advance.

There are six workshops and they are all running at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm and last 45 minutes, just for a donation of £3.50 each!

Workshops ( places are limited to 15 per session)

Firelighting and cookingPewter smeltingSlime makingPotions and spellsFlying fish windsockRockpool creatures

We look forward to seeing you there!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Aug 2019 10:30 to 17:30


£5 per child, accompanying under 1yr and adults go free. 

Parking is £2 per car and workshops are bookable for a £3.50 donation.

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 22 - Sun 28 Jul Bugs of Thameside Trail
Thu 25 Jul Clay Bugs and Habitats
Fri 26 - Sun 28 Jul Thurrock's Attic Touring Exhibition
Sat 27 Jul Brilliant Honeybee Adventure
Sun 4 Aug Thameside Folk - August
Sat 17 Aug Wildfest



Plan route to Thurrock Thameside Nature Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 685810  Lat: 51.50326 Long: 0.42683

How to find us:
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is in south Essex, on the Thames Estuary,in the village of Mucking about five miles east of the M25.
Directions by public transport: Nearest train station is Stanford-le-Hope. Direct trains from London Fenchurch Street take 50 minutes; direct trains from Southend Central take 25 minutes. Stanford-le-Hope is served by buses from both Southend and Grays, please be prepared for approx 2 mile walk to the Nature Park.
Directions by car: Easily accessible from the M25/A13/A128. Turn off the A1013 from the west or A1014 from the east, towards the village of Stanford Le Hope. Follow the signs to the Walton Hall Farm Museum, via Buckingham Hill Road, then left into Waltons Hall Road continue past the museum on your left and take the next right, sign posted, into Mucking Wharf Road. Carry on past the cottages and barns on your right and onto the single-track road up to the Visitors Centre where there is a large car park including disabled parking bays and minibus/coach parking.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Stanford Le Hope station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted