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Belfair’s Woodland is an important gateway to the Belfair’s & Daws Heath Living Landscape, in south Essex. Much of the woodland is officially ‘ancient woodland’; some is more than 1,000 years old, making it the earliest woodland recorded in Essex. The dormouse, heath fritillary butterfly and song thrush are key species here.

Walk, explore and play on site, there is something for everyone to discover!

*Woodland walks including the “Seven Woods Walk”

*Sculpture Trail

*Play area (Council owned)

*Café offering hot drinks and refreshments

*Shop – Nature based books & gifts, binoculars and bird food

We run an exciting range of events for all ages across our Nature Discovery Centres, please visit our Facebook pages for the most up to date information and booking details. https://www.facebook.com/EWTBelfairs

Car parking and electric car charging points on site. Toilets disabled and baby change facilities also available in the Nature Discovery Centre.

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We value your support, all income generated from our sites enables us to continue this great work – thank you

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Belfairs is sign-posted from both the A127 and A13.Accessible by Public Transport: Leigh-On-Sea station is 2 miles away.

    Belfairs Woodland Nature Discovery Park

    Type:Nature Reserve

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

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    Opening Times

    * OPEN EVERY DAY 10AM-5PM (CLOSED ON TUESDAYS.) THERE WILL BE A TAKEAWAY FOOD AND DRINK OFFER, THE TOILETS ARE OPEN AND THE COUNCIL OWNED PLAY AREA IS NOW FULLY OPEN. PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN IN THE CENTRE.

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