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Great Notley Country Park

Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7FS, England
+44 333 013 2900
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DID NOT ENJOY OUR EXPERIENCE

Took our young Grandson here for 2 hours. Cost of 3.50 for parking .Over crowded to say the least... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert T
Nice day out but let down in places

I visited Notley Park with 2 early teens and 2 younger children and all were happy and found things... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
chelbel81
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of wildlife and the community. The site was formerly arable farmland and has been transformed into a mixture of wetland and open grassland. Each of these habitats provides a haven for a variety of species. The site is home to Sky Ropes and Essex's longest play trail - 1.2km - including a giant see-saw, climbing forest, tyre swings, sand pits, rope climbers, slides, forts and a water play area (closed in the winter months), making it a great place for all ages to explore. The park is also popular for birdwatching, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, football, picnics and kite-flying. Our high ropes adventure is on two levels, so you can choose how high you want to go. Our specially trained staff will kit you out with a full body harness and brief you on safety on the ropes. Your Sky Ropes adventure lasts 75 minutes, including kitting out and safety briefing. As soon as you're on the ropes you can take yourself around the ropes, bridges and beams, choosing your own route and your own speed. It's your challenge - do it your way!
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“play equipment” (39 reviews)
“all ages” (49 reviews)
“open space” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7FS, England
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+44 333 013 2900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took our young Grandson here for 2 hours. Cost of 3.50 for parking .Over crowded to say the least. Café with at 6 people serving etc but queues out of the door with most people lining up for just lollies & ice creams. Ours had...More

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Notley Park with 2 early teens and 2 younger children and all were happy and found things to do. There’s plenty of lovely equipment to play on and the place was very clean.A few bits of rubbish people got sick of holding but...More

Thank chelbel81
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to walk with young children. Every 100m features a set of play apparatus to head for and engage with.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip to grat notle y park was amazing. The only downpoint was the lack of bins around the sight. It isa graet country walk with many climbing frames and swings along the way. Would definitely recommend tk familys with children of all ages.

Thank Elephant469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely afternoon although a bit too hot for me, but we bought plenty of bottled drinks from the café. I, and several other people could not find any bins at all, not even for the plastic bottles to be recycled. You may say we could...More

1  Thank Brenda G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before I was a wimp who wouldn’t go on these things. But when my friend convinced me to do it I enjoyed it and will be back again.

1  Thank Boris T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic park for so many reasons, it is a fantastic open space to walk, play and spend time or go on the Skyropes. It is also a place where people can run through the fantastic organisation of parkrun and junior parkrun. It...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This park has been taken over by Essex council with great results. It has a nice cafe to stop and have lunch or just a drink and has various climbing apparatus and fun things for kids to do. It’s a great place to take your...More

1  Thank mrchips321
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

charge for parking somewhere to get a bite to eat, dogs welcome on lead enjoyable there are prebookable rope activity for all ages different activities dotted about

Thank 1948susan2016
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

First time here and the children loved it. With a variety of park areas for the children to play and explore it was a lovely outdoor activitu to do. Also the parking costs brilliant. Lovely place to take a picnic as well. Only snagging point...More

Thank Victoria J
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Joanne B
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Response from Dandiedo | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking which I think started at £3.50 for 3 or 4 hours. I don’t think it’s unreasonable given that it’s such a brilliant park.
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