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  • The Fairhurst Family enjoying The Wild Wood at Markshall Estate
  • Aerial view of Markshall Estate
  • Robins Brook at Markshall Estate
  • Walled Garden at Markshall Estate
  • Coach House Garden at Markshall Estate

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Discover North Essex's best kept secret. Markshall 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.

When open 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. 

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

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Please see website for admission prices www.markshall.org.uk


Tuesday, 26th April 2022 - Friday, 27th May 2022

Family Safari TrailEnjoy a walk on the wild side at Markshall Estate. Navigate the globe in just on day, in search of the wooden animals making our Arboretum their home.
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Friday, 27th May 2022 - Friday, 27th May 2022

Friday, 27th May 2022 - Sunday, 17th July 2022

Family Crown TrailCelebrate with us! Join us this half term to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee.
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Saturday, 28th May 2022

Solar GazingJoin the North Essex Astronomical Society to view the sun in complete safety.
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Saturday, 28th May 2022

Wild SaturdayDrop in and join us in The Wild Wood and get creative using the natural environment around you.
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Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Games at the Garden HubHead to the Garden Hub and try your hand at traditional games.
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Sunday, 29th May 2022 - Sunday, 29th May 2022

ArcheryThis half term, put down the game controller, step back from the computer and test out your aim with a bow and arrow.
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Sunday, 29th May 2022 - Sunday, 29th May 2022

Wednesday, 1st June 2022 - Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Face PaintingFantastic face painting for children by Michelle's magic mirror
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Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - Tuesday, 31st May 2022

Native Plant Discovery and Cordage MakingJoin Glenn from Woods O' Wisdom Bushcraft as he brings the outdoors inside in this hands-on talk.
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Wednesday, 1st June 2022 - Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Wild WednesdayDrop in and join us in The Wild Wood and get get creative using the natural environment around you.
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Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Father's Day Bushcraft WorkshopTake time out on this special day to make memories with your family, learning bushcraft skills in the beautiful surroundings of Markshall Estate's Arboretum.
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Sunday, 3rd July 2022 - Sunday, 3rd July 2022

Fundamentals of Photography WorkshopJoin professional photographer Bryan Shaw for this Masterclass in taking control of your camera.
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Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Sculpture in the Walled Garden130 sculptures, will be making their way to the stunning landscape of the Walled Garden, this summer. 25 sculptors have produced a stunning variety of pieces to suit everyone's style, garden and budget. Please note that the Walled Garden, is the only area in the Arboretum where you cannot take…
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Friday, 12th August 2022 - Friday, 12th August 2022

Much ado about nothingMulti-award nominated Immersion Theatre presents one of Shakespeare's funniest comedies in their larger than life, wildly inventive, and laugh out loud adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing"
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Monday, 22nd August 2022 - Monday, 22nd August 2022

RapunzelImmersion Theatre presents Rapunzel Let your hair down and get tangled in a brand new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale!
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  • Home Delivery


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


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


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

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

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits


  • 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


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly



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      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.

      Markshall Estate


      Marks Hall Road, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

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      Opening Times

      Winter Opening (11 Mar 2023 - 13 Mar 2023)
      Winter Opening (17 Mar 2023 - 19 Mar 2023)
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      * Open Tuesdays - Sundays from 1st April 2022. Please see website for opening times and days www.markshall.org.uk

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