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Show more details of Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Blakes Wood

Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4AU

 
 
Show more details of Colchester Zoo
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Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

One of Europe's finest zoos; with over 260 species and 50 daily displays including the chance to feed elephants and giraffes yourself!

 
 
Show more details of Danbury Common and Lingwood

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.

 
 
Show more details of Epping Forest
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Paul's Nursery Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AE

 
 
Show more details of Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Hatfield Forest

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.

 
 
Show more details of Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

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.

 
 
Show more details of Lee Valley Park Farms
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Northey Island

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.

 
 
Show more details of Old MacDonald’s Farm
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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.

 
 
Show more details of Redwings Ada Cole Rescue Centre
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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.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Bobbit's Hole Nature Reserve

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

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Bowers Marsh

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.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Copt Hall Marshes

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.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Old Hall Marshes Nature Reserve

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.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve
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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!

 
 
Show more details of RSPB South Essex
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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.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Stour Estuary Nature Reserve

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.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Vange Marsh

Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3JX

Vange Marsh is a mosaic of wetland habitats in South Essex.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB Wallasea Island
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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.

 
 
Show more details of RSPB West Canvey Marsh

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.

 
 
Show more details of Tropical Wings Zoo
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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!

 
 
Show more details of Bradwell Shell Bank

Southminster, Essex, CM0 7PW

Bradwell Cockle Spit on the Dengie Peninsular consists of some 30 acres of shell bank together with extensive saltmarsh. The spit has been built up by tidal currents and is mainly cockle and oyster shells.

 
 
 
 
 
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