The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Marks Hall Estate © Marks Hall Estate
  • The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Marks Hall Estate © Marks Hall Estate
  • Aerial view © Marks Hall Estate
  • Robins Brook © Photographer Bryan Shaw, Marks Hall Estate
  • Walled Garden © Photographer Bryan Shaw, Marks Hall Estate
  • Coach House Garden © Photographer Bryan Shaw, Marks Hall Estate

About

Arboretum, Woodland Walks, Venue, cafe, shop and Plant Centre all open - no need to book!

Discover North Essex's best kept secret. Marks Hall Estate is a beautiful heritage landscape that extends to over 2,350 acres of Essex countryside. The estate includes broadleaved woodlands, a world-class Arboretum showcasing a collection of rare trees from across the globe, The Wild Wood family play area, relaxing lakes, a Walled Garden featuring the longest herbaceous border in the county and much more.

You'll also find seasonal produce served in the Orchard Kitchen cafe, including meals, light refreshments and cream teas throughout the day. Looking for something special? Ask about our afternoon teas, and look out for our special events. Our shop sells a range of local products including locally produced jams and borage honey produced by bees on the Estate. You'll see works by artists and photographers which can be purchased too. Green fingered? Then stop by our Plant Centre for inspiration direct from the Arboretum. 

Join in the fun with our year-round events programme, including talks and tours, family friendly activities, live music and theatre performances. 

Marks Hall Estate also offers venue hire and is the perfect setting for weddings, family gatherings, parties and corporate events.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site - We welcome picnics on Pound Field, across the Iron Bridge and opposite the Visitor Centre.

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Groups

  • Coach parking
  • Drop Off Point
  • Facilities for Coach Driver
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Typical visit duration - 2-3 hours

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road - between B1024 and A120 north of Coggeshall. Follow the brown signs from A120 Coggeshall Bypass. The nearest railway station is Marks Tey, which is 5.8 miles away.

Orchard Kitchen Cafe at Marks Hall Estate

Type:Cafe

Marks Hall Estate, Marks Hall Road, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

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Opening Times

* Open throughout the year. Please see website for opening times and days www.markshall.org.uk

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