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Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Bedfords Park, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex, RM4 1QH, Tel: 01708 748646, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/bedfords-park

The visitor centre is in the middle of the 215 acres of Bedfords Park, open 7 days a week 9-5, 9-4 in the winter. It has a gift shop, seating area and a small cafe offering refreshments.

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  • Rail station: Harold Wood (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve

Main Rd, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3HJ, Tel: 01255 553610, Email, www.harwich-society.co.uk

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  • Rail station: Dovercourt (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Chafford Gorges Nature Park

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred Grays, Thurrock, RM16 6RG, Tel: 01375 484016, Email

Chafford Gorges visitor centre is set in a spectacular position over looking Warren Gorge. Chafford Gorges nature park offers 200 acres of green space for numerous wildlife and recreation for the 12,500 people living in Chafford Hundred.

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  • Rail station: Chafford Hundred (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Zoo
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, Tel: 01206 331292, Email, www.colchesterzoo.org

Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes and are proudly listed as in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
VistEngland VAQASEssex Tourism AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD, Tel: 01268 290229, www.barleylands.co.uk

Get ready for free range family fun at Barleylands Farm Park. Say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, meet birds of prey, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride.

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  • Rail station: Billericay (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN, Tel: 01206 729678, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/fingringhoe-wick

Stunning 125 acre nature reserve situated on the banks of the River Colne. It has a diverse range of habitats and 8 nature watching hides
The visitor centre: includes gift shop, Tearoom, toilets and baby changing facilities

 
 
 
Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT, Tel: 01268 711001, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/hanningfield-reservoir

A warm welcome will always greet you at Hanningfield reservoir visitor centre.The visitor centre is set in mature woodland and offers superb views over the 870 acre Hanningfield Reservoir.

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  • Rail station: Wickford (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Sawyer Hall Farm, Sawyer Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9BZ, Tel: 01277 201110, Email, www.hopefield.org.uk

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation that cares for over 400 sick, unwanted and mistreated animals throughout Essex.

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  • Rail station: Brentwood (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Langdon Visitor Centre

Essex Wildlife Trust, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, Essex, SS16 6EJ, Tel: 01268 419103, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk

Set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens. There are beautiful wildlife gardens and a museum of Plotland Life.

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  • Rail station: Laindon (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lee Valley Park Farms
VistEngland VAQAS

Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 01992 892781, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk/go/farms/

Let the kids go wild, Lee Valley Park Farms where there’s so much to see and do one visit is never enough!

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  • Rail station: Cheshunt (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Old MacDonald’s Farm
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY, Tel: 01277 375177, Email, www.omdfarm.co.uk

An award-winning Educational Farm and Leisure Park in the Essex countryside - on the outskirts of East London, with farmyard favourites, rare breeds and exotic animals, plus indoor and outdoor leisure activities.

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  • Rail station: Brentwood (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Redwings Ada Cole Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Epping Road, Roydon, Nazeing, Essex, EN9 2DH, Tel: 0870 040 0033, Email, www.redwings.org.uk

Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot drinks and tasty bakes from the café.

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  • Rail station: Harlow (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve
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The Visitor Centre, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ, Tel: 01708 899840, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/rainham

RSPB Rainham Marshes is a unique nature reserve which has been restored to a grazing marshland following 100 years of use as a MoD shooting range.

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  • Rail station: Purfleet (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
RSPB South Essex
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

RSPB South Essex Visitor Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH, Tel: 01268 498620, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/southessexmarshes

South Essex Wildlife Garden and Visitor Centre are located within Basildon District Council's Wat Tyler Country Park and are the perfect place to find out more about the RSPB, enjoy a stroll in peaceful surroundings.

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  • Rail station: Pitsea (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
RSPB Wallasea Island
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Grapnells Farm, Creeksea Ferry Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 2HD, Tel: 01268 498620, Email, www.rspb.org.uk/wallaseaisland

RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.

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  • Rail station: Rochford or Hockley (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Hanningfield Reservoir

The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HX, Tel: 01268 712187, Email, www.eswater.co.uk

Hanningfield Reservoir Trout Fishery is one of the premier trout fisheries in the Uk providing some of the best trout fishing by bank or boat. For further details please ring 01268 712180

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  • Rail station: Chelmsford (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Mucking Wharf Road, Mucking, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 0RN, Tel: 01375 643342, Email, www.facebook.com/EWTTTNP

A stunning and innovative visitor centre and Nature Park created on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary. Café, gift shop, adventure playground, footpaths and cycle ways across 120 acres.

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  • Rail station: Stanford Le Hope (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Abberton Reservoir

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU, Tel: 01206 738172, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir

Centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water, at a sight of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nature trails, bird hides, events & shop selling refreshments, gifts, optics & books.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access