Abbotts Hall Farm Pond and House

Summer Sleepout


Abbotts Hall Farm,

Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ
Get even closer to nature and enjoy a relaxing overnight stay including wildlife activities here at Abbotts Hall Farm, a working coastal farm and nature reserve situated on the Blackwater Estuary.

Event details


2.00pm Saturday - 11.30am Sunday
A static map of Summer Sleepout

About the event

Celebrate the 'Big Wild Weekend' by grabbing your tent and taking this amazing opportunity to camp at stunning Abbotts Hall, site of Essex Wildlife Trust's headquarters, nestled in the sleepy farmland countryside around the village of Great Wigborough. 

Take part in WILD activities, such as an evening walk to spot owls, or listening out for bats with our special detectors. A special birdbox-monitoring demonstration will take place on the farm the following morning, and our moth-trapping expert will guide you through a plethora of incredible winged insects drawn in overnight.

A barbecue is provided during the evening (please bring your own food and drinks for the barbecue and breakfast) and we will be lighting the camp fire a little later on. You will almost certainly hear Tawny Owls calling during the night!

Toilets and a shower are available, and you will have free access to hot drinks, but please bring your own tent and camping equipment, and a gas hob if you wish to have a hot breakfast.


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Adult £20.00, Couple £36.00, Child (aged 6 - 17) £10.00, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children aged 6 - 17) £52.00

Additional booking information

Advance booking essential

Suitable for

Families, Adults

Know before you go


Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Essex Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01621 862960
Contact email: