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Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Free range family fun in the Farm Park with all weather activities; farmyard friends, soft play, outdoor adventures, tractor & trailer ride, miniature train and more. Plus 60+ Craft Village shops & studios to discover.
Off Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM22 6NE
Main Rd, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3HJ
A small nature reserve of approx 2 acres with a small pond. Used by local groups, schools etc for educational purposes. Also by general public to view flora & fauna
Town Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1
Bold, energetic and contrasting - Colchester is more than Britain's oldest recorded town.
Little Wigborough, Essex, UK
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.
Off Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2
Owned by the National Trust, Danbury Commons and Blakes wood encompass a large expanse of heathland, gorse and coppice, in addition to woodland.
Paul's Nursery Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AE
South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN
Nature reserve-125 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair access, bird hides, gift shop and visitors centre. Friendly atmosphere. Regular events for adults and children. Hot and cold drinks available.
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
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.
The National Trust, Hatfield Forest Estate Office, Takeley, Essex, CM22 6NE
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.
Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy is the leading Bird of Prey centre in Essex offering experience days, school visits, static and flying displays.
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Go wild at Lee Valley Park Farms! Meet all the animals from cuddly sheep to the loveable meerkat family. Explore the fantastic indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where the kids can go whooshing down the slopes on our toboggan run.
Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
With 50 Acres of Magical Fun for Everyone, have a fabulous family day out at Marsh farm. Take part in many of the animal interactions and shows, including Pesky Pets Show, Pony Grooming and meet a Pet.
Northey Cottage, Northey Island, Maldon, Essex, UK
Small Island in the Blackwater Estuary with a large area of undisturbed salt marsh. Site of special scientific interest. Site of the Battle of the Maldon in AD991. Guided tours by prior arrangement.
Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
An award winning Educational Farm Park in the Essex Countryside on the outskirts of east London with farmyard favourites and exotic animals plus indoor and outdoor leisure activities. Open all year round.
Broadlands, Broadley Common, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2DH
Ada Cole is home to many rescued horses, ponies and donkeys including adoption favourites Finnegan and Zippy! There are also walking tours, horse care demos, a gift shop, cafe and an information centre.
Chruch Road, Bowers Gifford, Essex, SS7 5BN
Bowers Marsh is an ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife. This grazing marsh has played a vital role in the lives of people and wildlife for centuries.
The Visitor Centre, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1SZ
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. Today the reserve is a fabulous place for wildlife - and for you to get close views!
RSPB South Essex, SS16 4UH
The RSPB in South Essex has a collection of reserves to visit including the RSPB South Essex Wildlife Garden, West Canvey Marsh and the soon to be open Bowers Marsh.
Harwich Road, Wrabness, Essex, CO12 5ND
Estuarine nature reserve, with adjacent woodland & views over the Stour. Famed for large numbers of waterfowl in winter & a range of breeding woodland birds in summer, including the nightingale. Easy walking distance from Wrabness Station.
Creeksea Ferry Road, Essex, SS4 2HD
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.
Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0PS
West Canvey Marsh is the largest single area of green space on Canvey Island. This wonderful wetland reserve includes nearly two miles (3 km) of new nature trails, three viewing points, a picnic area and children's adventure area.
Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5QZ
Tropical Wings Zoo is home to exotic animals, birds of prey and free flying butterflies in our Tropical House making it a great day out for everyone!
1 Old Hall Lane, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8TP
An opportunity to see an abundance of coastal wetland bird species in their natural environment.
Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3JX
Nature reserve in the Thames Gateway area.
In or near : Colchester, Essex
Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nesting cormorants, common terns and nightingales. Nature trails and bird hides. Shop selling gifts, optics and wildlife books.