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Tell us what you think

Essex Country Parks have launched a brand new visitor survey online. Please take a few moments to give us your feedback, opinions and ideas so that we can serve you even better at future visits to the parks.

19th August 2014

Summer pop-up activities

Thursday 28 August

Thorndon Country Park

11am and 2pm – Pick ‘n’ Mix
A selection of our favourite activities. There’s sure to be something to tempt everyone – young and old alike. Look for the Coloured Banners. Activities could include boats, scavenger hunt, smelly cocktails and meadow monsters.

Weald Country Park

My Miniature World

Join other families and your Parks Ranger Helen to create miniature worlds for your Lego minifigures, Sylvanians or other small action figures in the woodland at Weald. Share your pictures of these magical worlds on the Visitparks Twitter or Facebook page – and if you have a green screen – why not put yourself into your miniature world?

5th August 2014

Let their imagination run free at country parks

Click here for details of pop-up family activities taking place during the summer holidays For news of our fantastic 50% off a 6-month season ticket offer click here Whatever the weather – let their imagination run free at Essex Country Parks this summer. With acres of open space to suit even the most energetic children, […]

21st July 2014

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