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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
 
 
 
Blakes Wood

Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4AU, Tel: 01245 227662, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/danbury-commons-and-blakes-wood/

Blakes is an ancient woodland - there have been trees here for around 1,000 years and to this day it's a working woodland.

 
 
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
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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
 
 
 
Copt Hall

Little Wigborough, Essex, UK, Tel: 01376 562226, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/copt-hall-marshes

Situated on the remote and attractive Blackwater Estuary, they are part of the Blackwater site of Special Scientific Interest. The salt marshes are rich in overwintering wildfowl and wading birds.

 
 
 
Blakes Wood

Off Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2, Tel: 01245 227662, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/danbury-commons-and-blakes-wood/

Owned by the National Trust, Danbury Commons and Blakes wood encompass a large expanse of heathland, gorse and coppice, in addition to woodland.

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  • Rail station: Chelmsford (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
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Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD, Tel: 01268 532253, 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
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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
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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
 
 
 
Hatfield Forest

The National Trust, Hatfield Forest Estate Office, Takeley, Essex, CM22 6NE, Tel: 01279 870678, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatfield-forest

Hatfield Forest is a rare surviving example of a Medieval Royal Hunting Forest. It has wonderful ancient trees which are like magnificent living sculptures. Visit the shore of the lake & find all the facilities you need.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Lee Valley Park Farms
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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
 
 
 
Northey Island

Northey Cottage, Northey Island, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PP, Tel: 01621 853142, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/northey-island/

Small island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed Saltmarsh.
Site of special scientific interest. Site of the Battle of the Maldon in AD991. Guided tours by prior arrangement.

 
 
Old MacDonald’s Farm
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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
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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