Visitor Centres

 

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Church Road, Layer-de-la Haye, Colchester,
Essex, CO2 0EU

Tel: 01206 738172
Email: abberton@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Every day 9am - 5pm

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

A wetland site of international importance for wildfowl. Up to 40,000 ducks, swans and geese visit each year. Excellent bird watching opportunities and fabulous views over the reservoir.

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Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Broxhill Road, Harold Hill, Romford,
Essex, RM4 1QH

Tel: 01708 748646
Email: bedfords@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 5pm

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Set in the stunning grounds of Bedfords Park, an historic parkland site of 215 acres, owned and managed by the London Borough of Havering. The nature reserve affords fantastic views over London and into Kent.

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Belfairs Woodland Centre

Eastwood Road North, Leigh on Sea,
Essex, SS9 4LR

Tel: 01702 477467
Email: belfairs@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Every day 9am - 5pm

Belfairs Woodland Centre

Belfairs Woodland Centre was officially opened by BBC Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games on 7 September 2013. It provides a space for schools, groups and families to learn about south Essex’s fantastic ancient woodlands in an interactive way. 

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Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre

Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays,
Thurrock, Essex, RM16 7RG

Tel: 01375 484016
Email: chafford@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 5pm

Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre

Chafford Gorges visitor centre is set in a spectacular position over looking Warren Gorge. Chafford Gorges nature park offers 200 acres of green space for numerous wildlife and recreation for the 12,500 people living in Chafford Hundred.

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Fingrinhoe Wick Visitor Centre

South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester,
Essex, CO5 7DN

Tel: 01206 729678
Email: fingringhoe@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9am - 5pm 

Belfairs Woodland Centre

Essex Wildlife Trust's first nature reserve and visitor centre, set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary, even on the dullest of days the views are fantastic. It offers the visitor real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all. A wide range of habitats are on view here, including grassland, heathland and ponds.

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Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay,
Essex, CM11 1WT

Tel: 01268 711001
Email: hanningfield@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Everyday 9am - 5pm 

Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre

Providing panoramic views over the 870 acre reservoir. The visitor centre is set in mature woodland and has proved a popular bat roost, with a beautiful carpet of Bluebells in the spring. The nature reserve offers some beautiful walks through the woodland, taking in bird hides, ponds and views across the reservoir.

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Langdon Visitor Centre

Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, SS16 6EB

Tel: 01268 419103
Email: langdon@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9am - 5pm 


Belfairs Woodland Centre

Set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens. There are beautiful wildlife gardens and a museum of Plotland Life.

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Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Cory Environmental Trust Visitor Centre, Mucking Wharf Road, Mucking, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0RN 

Tel: 01375 643342
Email: ttnp@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Every day 9am - 5pm 

Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre

A stunning and innovative visitor centre built on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary (SPA). Footpaths and cycle ways in 120 acres of nature park, which will expand to 845 acres. Great birdwatching - and ship watching.

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Thorndon Countryside Centre

Thorndon Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood, CM13 3RZ

Tel: 01277 232944
Email: thorndon@essexwt.org.uk

Opening hours: Everyday 9.30am - 5pm 

Belfairs Woodland Centre

The Thorndon Countryside Centre is situated in Thorndon Country Park. There are some fantastic walks through ancient woodland and historic deer parks which lie close alongside recently planted woodland and a landscape of small pastures.

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