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Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve

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Step out of town life

The woods is a great escape from the town where you can feel at one with nature. Some lovely walks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ashley C
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
An expansive area of woodland ,ideal for walks

There are many different routes to take on walks here from easy 20 minutes strolls to 90 minutes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“dog walkers”(19 reviews)
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Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 4LR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The woods is a great escape from the town where you can feel at one with nature. Some lovely walks & plenty of things to do for kids. Cafe area is lovely & if your into golf your on a winner.

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many different routes to take on walks here from easy 20 minutes strolls to 90 minutes walks .there is plenty of parking and a very well maintained visitor center where you can get refreshments and light meals at the beginning or end of...More

Thank pauldmartin59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large area of woodland with well defined paths. Golf course fairways provide plenty of open spaces. Easy car parking and cafe with garden seating. Interesting nature centre providing helpful information and light refreshments.

Thank shsand2001
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Not as peaceful as i was expecting,with all the nearby golfers,but worth a look,...especially for hunting down all the tree sculptures around the circuit. Grab a drink & bite to eat from the cafe too.

Thank andrew s
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Went for a weekend walk - there is an outdoor playfround and there were also pony rides advertised but we didn't do this. The walk was ok but its next to a golf course so you do hear the golfers!

Thank SteveAndLouise8
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The woodland centre is great, you can buy drinks and light snacks plus some nice bits for sale and info about local wildlife. And loos which are handy. Good educational facilities for kids. Belfairs has some nice walks, not too far as the woods are...More

2  Thank ilikechips78
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Lovely sunny day, plenty to do. Outdoor play area within the woods, good for birdwatching and butterflies. Activities centre with shop and Cafe providing snacks and cakes. Outdoor seating. Plenty of benches dotted about, Pony rides for the kids ( four and over) Plenty of...More

Thank UKGezz
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We go here with our 2 young children age 2 and 4. They love it. You can explore. Run about. There is a centre you can go in. Pony rides. Plenty of parking. A cafe next door. Golf course. A play area in the woods...More

1  Thank Emma H
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Belfairs Park is a very large park in Leigh in sea which caters for all ages . Inside the park are 2 lawn bowls greens a pony stable which gives rides at weekends for the toddlers a pitch and put course for all it also...More

1  Thank Jimpendrigh
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

shocked at how badly this place has deterioated. I ised to go here as a child and teenager . The cafe is disgusting . The bins over flowing and stink . The alley way leading to the cafe needs a really good clean . The...More

2  Thank Hayzjohns
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Pamela J
8 August 2018|
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Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
Think you turned into the wrong car park. The car park entrance is on a bend and this single track road leads into a larger parking area and then a path takes you to the visitor centre with cafe, toilets and shop.
Fabio P
22 March 2017|
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Response from catherinewelch | Reviewed this property |
It is open all year round - the woods and reserve that is. The visitors centre is run by Essex Wildlife so usual opening hours but check their website for specicific times.
4 October 2016|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any last time there but its so big I possibly missed them Try Jubilee park at Rochford or Gusted Hall woods