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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy Billericay
#1 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
I would recommend this to anyone who has a love for nature and think these guys are doing a great job.
It is part of the Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village, there was so much going on.
Colchester Zoo Colchester
#2 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
It is perfect for families, lots of parks for children, there is a little petting zoo, you can met one of the big horses, see the llamas and alpacas, walk in with the goats.. and feed them!
... to see, and the fact you can feed the elephants and giraffes for free has always been amazing, the lovely slobber the elephants leave on your hands, there is a amazing park for kids and lots of pinci areas.
Bridge End Garden Saffron Walden
#3 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Just park up near the football ground and wander aimlessly for a perfect relaxation spot.
Such a beautiful find with a free car park nearby.
Castle Park Colchester
#4 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
It's always a pleasure to visit this stunning park in any season, but wow in summer the amazing displays of flowers in the well maintained gardens is wonderful Enjoy a picnic lunch on a park bench.
The gardens of Castle Park are always a delight; wonderfully maintained to offer all ages a fragrant place in which to relax and enjoy the colours and designs of flowers, shrubs and a huge variety of interesting t...
High Woods Country Park Colchester
#5 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
There are lots of paths to walk, a big green for sunny picnics, enclosed play areas, plenty of trees to climb, a nature pond for dipping, and a visitor centre for information, books/seeds/icecreams and tea.
This is a great park for walking your dog going for a picnic or just chillin there is ample parking for your car and loads of wooded areas if the children like exploring take walk around the pond and enjoy
Frinton on Sea Beach Frinton-On-Sea
#6 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
If the tide is high, there is very little beach in places but the greensward where you park at the top is immaculately kept and a great holding place until the beach reappears.
Perfectly clean, massive amount of nature, so well looked after.
Promenade Park Maldon
#7 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Had such a lovely day out at the promenade park in Maldon, which was made especially great by Fun Time Ponies! My friends and I highly enjoyed a really unique and highly energetic experience that is perfect for al...
This is a regular place I visit being local sometime by bicycle, located by the estuary it has something for everyone, nature lovers can watch sea birds and wader's, children can play in the secure playground, ple...
Pets' Corner Harlow
#8 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Free welcoming been in Harlow since 60s its free wide range of animals The farm yard type and some exotic types Its free fun Acres of landscaped garden and parks and its free
... events to keep everyone happy You can spend the whole day here as it’s situated in Harlow Town Park which has vast amounts of space and big adventure playgrounds Also worth visiting the cafe next door which is...
The Beth Chatto Gardens Colchester
#9 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Excellent time spent wandering around beautiful gardens or just sitting with all the peaceful surroundings of nature.. plenty of seats in every part of the garden.
There is a large car park with picnic benches if you take your own lunch.
Hylands Park Chelmsford
#10 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Great park, fantastic area for fami”it’s to enjoy spending time together, brilliant climbing apparatus for children to safely to climb on and have great fun.. great family areas to sea and eat lunch/meals together...
This is a really great park for whole family to enjoy - it has so much to offer - a nice big playground, spacious fields, meadows and woodland paths, beautiful gardens, artists galleries, two places to eat, gift s...
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary Brentwood
#11 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
We drove past the two car parks because the one before said private, We ended up parking right past the reception.
Hopewell Animal Sanctuary is not a modern day farm park, with lots of colourful buildings, but a genuine 'forever home' for hundreds of animals... many of whom have lived in truly horrific conditions before being...
Heybridge Basin Maldon
#12 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Also can walk along canal and near car park very interesting garden !!! Downside is parking which is free but limited .
The car park does get very full but you can always park in Maldon & stroll along the canal if you are feeling fit!
Walton On The Naze beach Walton-on-the-Naze
#13 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
We love Walton on naze ,it has a lovely beach , we also have a beach hut there ,and we often stay at naze marine holiday park, it is a nice clean friendly park, and we often fish on the beach and pier .
Clean, quiet, sandy beach & warm clear sea plus easy to park/access, first time visit but won’t be our last.
Green Island Gardens Ardleigh
#14 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
... the flower beds I began to realise how very special this garden is, and as secret places and vistas gently draw you in, you are lost in a world where flowers, shrubs, trees and nature mingle together in harmony.
The cherry on the cake were the two gorgeous dogs that live there, Bo met is in the car park with her tail wagging and even walked around the gardens with us much to our daughters’ delight!
Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve Leigh-on Sea
#15 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
the woods are fantastic to walk/meander through, in summer it blossoms and in winter It gives you pleasure just to see nature in the raw. the picnic are is well laid out, the café is great, you can pony ride or pl...
The Woodland has many species of deciduous trees and many "old" oaks, elms, and horse chestnut, many types of Flora and Fauna and grassland, there is also a large car park which is free of charge.
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre Colchester
#16 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
My niece loved the bug hunting session this morning and the walks round the main nature reserve are beautiful and very peaceful.
Perfect for just sitting watching the birds, either from car parks or from the hides or paths.
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum Colchester
#17 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Whatever the season there is always something to see at Marks Hall, whether it's just the peace and quiet of the park and the airfield memorial, the walled garden, the wildlife or the shop and restaurant.
Acres and acres of wonderful peaceful woodland walks, birdsong and nature.
Paycocke's House and Garden Coggeshall
#18 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
There's a little free on-street parking, or a large free car park next to the Grange Barn, included in your admission fee for Paycocke's and a short distance up Grange Hill, just across the river on the right.
Parking - Beryl,Liz,Jean,Glenda, Hilary and me all managed to park directly outside the Paycockes house in the main road through the village - a great start.
Weald Country Park Brentwood
#19 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
You can walk around this park for a long time discovering different areas to cover all ages and interests, with magnificent lakes and woodlands as well as the large open spaces with rolling hills offering great fu...
But the park is beautiful with acres of open grass, lake woods and trails, river and loads of wild life including deer.
Epping Forest Epping
#20 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
... to see all the birds who nest there ,swans geese ducks etc and there's a little tea stall in Epping park and the lady runs a lovely little refreshments stop all varieties of choices ,would recommend a visit .
We've been there more than once, walking through the woods, enjoying the fresh air, the quiet trails, the nature in all its glory.
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Wat Tyler Country Park Basildon
#21 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Ideal for a country stroll, a relaxing peaceful sit by the river or a picnic, Wat Tyler Park is somewhere you'll want to return to again and again Check out the visitors centre when you arrive and also the RSPB bu...
great peaceful place for timeout picnic, fresh air stroll, a mix with nature, RSPB centre of interest, family fun minature railway line for getting about, free parking, toilets and refreshments, creative playgroun...
Clacton-on-Sea Beach Clacton-on-Sea
#22 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Great day out for all and parking charges apply and park and ride organised .
Found a car park close by fairy cheap parking or can do payon phone which is great
Rainham Marshes Purfleet
#23 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
This is a wonderful nature reserve plenty to see with all the family, a walk along the themes brisk and inviting, then at the end a lovely little cafe that looks out onto the Marsh
The RSPB nature reserve is a wonderful place with a great walk through different environments and hides/classrooms.
Great Notley Country Park Great Notley
#24 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Great Notley Country Park is a truly great place which we use for cycling, running and playing at the range of different playgrounds, which includes water play, climbing with ropes, sand pit area and picnic area.
Just some of the things you could do at the park: - Ideal for a picnic - Fab outdoor activities for children (and adults too) - Sledging in the winter when it snows - Dog walks - Visit the cafe - Take your sketch...
Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens Braintree
#25 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
Very small relaxed park and great for kids up to 10 as small play area Great on hot summer days to take a picnic and meet family/friends as lots of trees for shady spots and clear grass to watch kids or play games...
This lovely park is quiet and peaceful, it is a wonderful antidote to the clash and hubbub of Braintree and life in general
Thorndon Country Park Brentwood
#26 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
The park is always a pleasure to visit - the Gruffalo trail is really good for young children and there are plenty of areas for a picnic but the cafe is also ideal for tea or a snack
The trip leader Michelle was engaging, fun, knowledgeable and kept the children fascinated with the whole experience of what a country park has to offer if you really use your imagination.
Cudmore Grove Country Park Mersea Island
#27 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
You walk from car park across fields and after short walk you reach the beach and some amazing views of cliffs that are stunning, really incredible on a sunny day Car park reached by tiny one way track, there is a...
Situated at the Eastern most point of Mersea Island this beautiful country park offers both walkers, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to experience one of the East Coast's best kept secrets.
Shoebury East Beach Shoeburyness
#28 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
The beach is lovely and quiet with lots of little shells to collect and pools for the little ones to go nature hunting in.
East Beach is a lot quieter than the beaches that are down the road in nearby Southend, East Beach also has a large public car park and Shoeburyness train station is only a 5 minutes walk from East Beach.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Chelmsford
#29 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
It has all of the usual elements of a RHS harden, plants, areas dedicated to global planting, a carp pond etc... but Hyde also has a tremendous park like area, which is great for walking, sitting, picnicking etc.....
This is a perfect place to walk, unwind and see the beauty of nature.
Tilbury Fort Tilbury
#30 of 140 Nature & Parks in Essex
You can either park near the pub and walk along the raised walkway by the river or drive along to a parking area just outside the fort.
There’s also lots of parking along the access road up to the gatehouse and in the preceding car park alongside the World’s End pub.