Great Notley Country Park

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.


8am - dusk

Great Notley Country Park
Great Notley
CM77 7FS

01376 347134



3, 10, 24 February, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March, 21, 28 April 2014 - 10am until 11.15am

The Greyhound Walks Show

10 August 2014 - 10.00am

Great British Greyhound Walk – Essex Walk

22 June 2014 - 10.00am


Pay and display: 8am – 5pm £3.50 per car after 5pm £1.00 per car
Car parking season tickets: £65
Dogs: Allowed
Picnics: Yes
Green Flag Award: No


The parks are fantastic for cyclists as they take you through the beautiful Essex countryside. You can hire bikes at the park through Trailnet tel. 01376 345643 (Please note: Cycle hire is closed during winter)

Cycle hire

Whatever your age our cycle hire onsite facilities offer a number of healthy outdoor activities from with a range of bicycles.


Fishing is permitted at Great Notley Country Park every day from 8:00am until dusk.

Football Pitches

A number of football pitches are available for hire at the park by calling Braintree District Council on 01376 332326.


Essex Country Parks offers a range of fantastic walks through a number of habitats, with astounding views and plenty of interesting features.

Horse Riding

The park has designated routes for horse riding.


Opportunities for volunteers are extensive; each park offers a unique experience and widens individual understanding, knowledge and involvement in the local community. Contact the park for more information.

Play Area

There is a large play area for children  featuring a range of equipment.


Public toilets are available in the park’s Discovery Centre (10am-3pm winter, 10am-5pm summer), including disabled and baby changing facilities.


Food and drink is available from the Wooden Spoon Cafe tel. 01376 325385


Let our Educational Rangers release your imagination and provoke creativity in outdoor classrooms across the county. Find out more about the educational activities at the  park.

Birthday Parties

We offer a range of birthday parties from themed fairies and wizards parties to adventurous mini beast hunts or simply room hire. To book your bespoke birthday party please contact the park.

Room hire

Essex Country Parks offers a range of conference facilities and our unique surroundings set us apart from other conference providers.

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