Barleylands Farm

Here at Barleylands we love bringing families together to learn, play and have fun. The Farm Park has stacks of family fun including outdoor and indoor play areas, bouncy pillow, animal barns, new for 2020 Nocturnal and Exotics House, speedway, farming museum and the amazing Imperial Birds Of…

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo has some of the best cat and primate collections in Europe. See a White Tiger eye to eye in White Tiger Valley, or get closer to the Zoo's Chimpanzees at Chimp World. The Zoo received special recognition for its work on projects across the board…

Langdon Visitor Centre and

460 acre nature reserve including former plotlands, managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. A remaining plotland home, The Haven has been restored in 1930's style.Shop, refreshments, displays and events.Admission: Free. Donations welcome.Open: Tue‐Sun every week, plus Bank Holidays…

Sealife Adventure

There's so much to sea New displays throughout 2004 There is no greater advenutre than the one that takes place beneath our seas and oceans on our beautiful blue planet. The amazing diversity of creatures that live beneath the waves is truly amazing and many…

Boydells Farm

Boydells Dairy Farm is a small working farm, run by the Threadgold family consisting of Roy and Cherry, with son Kiley in partnership. The farm is open to the public and specialises in sheep milking. Set in the beautiful North Essex countryside only an hour's drive from central…

Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Have showers of fun in Mole Hall Wildlife Park's new water maze. Negotiate innocent looking paths with hidden sprinklers when you least expect it. See also deer, otters, pet's corner, straw castle, sheep, goats and many other friendly and exciting animals.…

Barleylands Farm Centre and

Set in picturesque landscaped courtyards Barleylands Craft village hosts around 30 working crafts including Blacksmiths, Glassblowers, Potters, Wood Turner and Floral Designer to name but a few. The Craft Village is free to tour and there is no charge for parking. Parents can keep the little ones amused…

Essex Horse and Pony

Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society rescue, rehabiliate and rehome where possible horses and ponies. We have 40 horses on a 55 acre site.We are open every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1pm til 5pm and on Bank Holiday Mondays.…

Lee Valley Park Farm

Providing information about the whole of the Regional Park, including walking, events, outdoor recreation, events and sports and leisure facilities, the Farm also boasts a shop and tearooms serving hot and cold refreshments.Seasonal fishing permits for L.V.P. managed waters and annual bird watching hide permits for River Lee…

Hanningfield Reservoir

100 acre woodland reserve overlooking the reservoir, nature trails, 4 bird hides, wheelchair access, gift shop and visitor centre. Events for adults and children all year round. Light refreshments available.Open: Tue‐Sun 9am‐5pm, closed Mondays.…

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