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Children should play outdoors more says new Essex Country Parks survey

Eighty-six per cent of parents with children aged 18 or under agree that children should be playing outdoors more – says a new survey commissioned by Essex Country Parks. The survey results are being released to coincide with the start of Essex Country Parks’ full diary of fun outdoor events for the Easter holidays. Using […]

1st April 2014

Easter Holiday fun in Essex Country Parks

  Children can ‘let their imagination run free’ in the Essex Country Parks during the Easter holidays – thanks to a bumper selection of 18 events taking place across the county. Take a look at the list of activities and start planning in your Easter holiday fun .

14th March 2014

Changes to car park charges in Country Parks

Having undertaken a review of car parking charges across our Country Parks, Essex County Council (ECC) will be making the first changes in three years effective from the 1st April 2014. The County Council is committed in continuing to deliver its services whilst making savings of £215million over the next three years, due to reductions […]

14th March 2014

Special visitor to Hadleigh Farm and Country Park

Hadleigh Farm and Country park is home to lots of wildlife, such as the Deptford pink- a now rare beautiful pink flower, families of badgers, bees, adders and much more. Special visitor to Hadleigh Farm and Country park Recently the team at Hadleigh caught on camera a very special visitor popping by- the Muntjac Deer. […]

5th March 2014

Great year ahead for Cressing Temple

Cressing Temple – a medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest timber-framed barns in the world – has a busy year ahead welcoming tourists, hosting school visits, and organising public and private events, following a recent operational review. Full details of Cressing Temple’s attractions and public events, including the Essex County Car and Motorcycle Show (13 […]

24th February 2014

Junior Rangers at Marsh Farm postponed

Due to the continued bad weather and resulting difficult conditions underfoot, the launch of Junior Rangers at Marsh Farm Country Park on Sunday 23 February has had to be postponed. The new launch date will be announced shortly.

12th February 2014

Call for conservation volunteers at Danbury

Danbury Country Park is seeking people with a passion for the countryside for its new band of conservation volunteers. Once on board they will take part in a range of interesting and essential activities, such as coppicing, hedge-laying and meadow-raking. They may even join a team installing new park benches and drainage systems. An opportunity […]

27th January 2014

New events guide for 2014

The new Country Parks Events Guide has been published. It is available online as a free download. This edition covers January to August 2014 and includes another generous helping of regular and special events – some for children, some for adults, and some for the whole family. These events, and more as they are confirmed, […]

23rd January 2014

Cressing Temple on The Great British Garden Revival

The walled garden at Cressing Temple featured on BBC2 programme The Great British Garden Revival earlier this month. Presenter Toby Buckland described it as “beautifully restored”. If you missed the programme you can still catch it on the BBC iPlayer. Tell us what you thought on our Facebook page.

16th January 2014

Keep your resolution to get fit

If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to get fit in 2014, don’t forget that your local Country Park is ideal for walking, running and cycling – in beautiful surroundings. For example the Flitch Way Country Park passes through 15 miles of countryside along the former Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree railway in the heart of […]

15th January 2014