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Wat Tyler Country Park

Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
+44 1268 550088
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Really keeps the kids amused

We took 4 children who spent 3 hours running around in just the play area and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Excellent Nature Reserve with Fab Playground

Staff here are always good. Parking is free and the park is free too. Cafe is ok and what you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Essex, UK
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125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an adventure playground for the children.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
+44 1268 550088
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took 4 children who spent 3 hours running around in just the play area and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We had a picnic while watching them play and also went down to see the boats and into the cafe for hot drinks to warm us...More

Thank dbeckhamEssex
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff here are always good. Parking is free and the park is free too. Cafe is ok and what you would expect from a nature reserve. They often have other activities such as bouncy castles in the summer holidays and a big Halloween event in...More

Thank AJMason
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walks round the park with loads of things for the children. Good play area for the children with swings and roundabouts etc. Loads of wildlife to see when its quiet and great for birdwatching. Good cafe on site and Boats down by the river....More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not what you expect expect to find in Pitsea, if you park up and have a walk around there's more to see than you can imagine and on occasions you have a little steam train to look at

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Council have done a fantastic job in making Wat Tyler Park as naturalistic as possible with climbing frames, swings and slides galore for kids of all ages. Plenty of nature walkways for pushing the buggies about and taking in the bit of countryside and...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Tyler is defiantly worth a visit if you have children,dogs or just fancy a walk there are things for everyone. It has lakes, playgrounds, miniature railway, visitor centre, and plenty of paths darting off in all directions.

Thank dickyD1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good country park with a good variety of activities: Open 9am to 5pm in winter months (9am-7pm summer) Accessible walk around park (from station near Green Centre - natural history displays and rentable rooms) Wat Tyler Centre including cafe on first floor with views over...More

Thank g0rse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit most days for some fast exercise walking. Quite a varied spot. Some big sky over the creek with good sunset possibilities, good walking paths around the perimeter, quirky little paths through tunnels of thorn trees, abandoned dynamite factory - what more could you...More

Thank oldhippy01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well maintained country park that is idea for a medium length walk whatever the weather. The walkway is a stable concrete gravel type 1 aggregate that allows the water to permiate through, so no muddy puddles. Car OK a little expensive which is why...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice place for a bracing country walk, followed by good coffee and cake in the park cafe. A good place for families, with plenty of space for free range children to burn off energy.

Thank Lesley H
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Ron S
18 January 2017|
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Response from RichG1969 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard rumours that the idea has been mooted at the Council for part of Wat Tyler to be turned over for housing. How true or not this is remains to be seen. I think it wise to keep an eye open for public notices just... More
31 July 2016|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
i beleive the park caters for all ages
Debbie H
24 July 2016|
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Response from Maggie vk | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's running from 11.30 to 4.00 and is £2.50 Adult and £1.50 child. Hope this helps xx