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This 200 acre nature reserve is situated on the banks of the River Colne with magnificent views over the Colne Estuary and saltmarsh. There is a great range of habitats from heathland, woodland, scrub to ponds and lakes with 10 hides to relax and watch the wildlife from.
The visitor centre includes a well-stocked gift shop and tearoom offering light lunches, snacks and hot and cold drinks.
Easy access toilet & baby changing facilities.
Activities and Events: Children’s activities are available every school holiday. Children’s outdoor birthday parties and weekly toddler group available throughout the year. Regular adult activities including guided walks and workshops available. Full details on the website or Facebook.

We have a room that groups can hire 12 boardroom style or 20 adults conference.
Refreshments for room by arrangement.
Group bookings accepted, catering available and tours can be arranged.

Ample coach/car parking

Guide Prices

Entry by suggested donation:
Adult £2
Child £1
Family £5 (2 adults & 2 children)



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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    Signposted off B1025 Colchester to Mersea Island road.

    Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

    Type:Nature Reserve

    South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7DN

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    Opening Times

    * Open Daily 9am - 5pm (1st Feb - 30th Nov)
    Open Daily 9am - 4pm (1st Dec - 31st January)
    Closed Christmas & Boxing Day

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