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image for Visitor Centre item typeBelfairs Woodland Centre

Visitor Centre, free entry

Belfairs Woods by Gillian Crosby

Belfairs Woods by Gillian Crosby

Address

Belfairs Woodland Centre,
Eastwood Road North,
Leigh-On-Sea, Essex,
SS9 4LR

Details

Belfairs Woodland Centre is the gateway to the beautiful and ancient Belfairs and Daws Heath Living Landscape. This is an area of around 1160 acres which is vital for nature conservation. Essex Wildlife and their partners use traditional woodland management techniques to maintain the area and this has improved the variety of wildlife in the reserve.

We have a sculpture trail and the famous “Seven Woods Walk”, which is a 51/2 mile trail around the whole Living Landscape. Whilst you are out you may be lucky enough to see one of our important resident population of Dormice or a Heath Fritillary butterfly, also nationally rare. A large amount of our woodland work is done to promote these key species.

We have a welcoming shop and café on site serving teas, coffees, pastries and light lunches. This is staffed by our friendly volunteers. We also act as an Education Centre for a number of local schools. If you wish to arrange a school visit please contact the Centre directly.

During the school holidays we offer a variety of wildlife themed events for children of a range of ages. Simply go to our website www.essexwt.org.uk or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EWTBelfairs for all the details.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Children welcome

Opening details

February – October 09:00 – 17:00 November – January 09:00 – 16:00
We are closed 25th and 26th December.

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 8 Dec Squirrel Squad
Mon 12 Dec Squirrel Squad
Mon 19 Dec Squirrel Squad
Thu 12 Jan Squirrel Squad
Thu 12 Jan Tree I-D Walk
Thu 19 Jan Squirrel Squad

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 834876  Lat: 51.55772 Long: 0.64431

Belfairs is sign-posted from both the A127 and A13.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leigh-On-Sea station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome