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Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

Hornchurch Country Park, Squadron’s Approach, Hornchurch, RM12 6DF, Tel: 01708 520364, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre is situated in Hornchurch Country Park and has fantastic views over the Valley which gives it its name.

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  • Rail station: Hornchurch (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Belhus Woods Country Park
Green Flag Award

Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 4XJ, Tel: 01708 865628, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/belhus-woods-country-park/

Woodland, open grassland and lakes suitable for walking, picnics and fishing. Visitor Centre with refreshments on site. Guided tours by arrangement.

 
 
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
 
 
 
Essex Fire Museum
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Grays Fire Station, Hogg Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5QS, Tel: 01375 379167, Email, www.essex-fire.gov.uk

A history of the Essex Fire Service with items from the 18th century to today including appliances, uniforms, photos and WW2 memorabilia.

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  • Rail station: Grays (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Lakeside

West Thurrock Way, West Thurrock, Grays, Essex, RM20 2ZP, Tel: 01708 869933

Lakeside has over 250 shops, cafes and restaurants within the shopping centre - and together with the retail park, it forms one of the largest shopping destinations in the UK.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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
 
 
 
Thorndon Country Park
Green Flag Award

The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ, Tel: 01277 211250, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk

Thorndon Country Park has 500 acres of tranquil woodlands and open park space perfect for exploring the great outdoors. It's also home to the famous Gruffalo Trail.



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  • Rail station: Brentwood (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

The Avenue, Brentwood, CM13 3RZ, Tel: 01277 211250, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk

Thorndon Country Park Dog Activity Trail offers dogs and their owners the chance to interact and get fit at the same time. The trail features 10 stand-alone obstacles across 500m, all inspired by obstacles found on dog agility courses.

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  • Parking: with charge
  • 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
 
 
 
Tilbury Fort
VistEngland VAQAS

The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR, Tel: 0870 333 1181, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tilbury-fort/

Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.

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  • Rail station: Tilbury Town (2 miles)
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hazle's Pottery Barn

Unit 33-35, Barleylands Craft Centre, Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD, Tel: 01268 270892, Email, www.hazle.com

Pottery painting, for all ages, potter's wheel; day time & weekend classes or just drop in. Mini mosaics, glass. Painting home of the award winning 'a nation of shopkeepers' collectable ceramic wall plaques. Call for more information.

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  • Rail station: Billericay (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access