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Wat Tyler Country Park

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Address: Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1268 550 088
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125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with...

125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an adventure playground for the children.

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Nice place for families, singles, & children....

This place is a little gem just off the beaten track of the Pitsea area of Basildon. It has loads of parking, a nice nature trail, lovely surroundings, a museum, indoor café... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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essex, uk
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119 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a little gem just off the beaten track of the Pitsea area of Basildon. It has loads of parking, a nice nature trail, lovely surroundings, a museum, indoor café, play area/park, picnic areas, historic buildings, art units, and a green recycling display/museum place. It also has a mini train which runs the length of the park &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for the whole family, especially the dog! Lots of exploring, good play area for little ones with nice seating area to sit and rest whilst they run around, good for summer and winter visits.

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Thank Angiemax
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been to wat tyler many times good little hobby shops cafe serves great food the visitor centre loads of infomation its all great education for kids little mini railway plus horse sanctury 2 monute walk

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Thank Peter M
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you follow the paths they will lead to information bords that tell you of the history of the park. Dogs without leads can be an issue sometimes but I have had no issues myself. There is a very good activity park for younger children put this together with a mini stroll and you can spend a good few hours... More 

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Thank KenOuten
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a favourite for our family. Plenty of parking, excellent visitor centre, park for all ages and lots of space to take bikes, walk, play football etc. The children's events run by the visitor centre are very good too - we've done pond dipping.

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Thank funkydoofamily
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice park for the kiddys lovely with an ice cream in the summer and has a lovely little cafe and lots of space to kick a ball about with the little people.the train is good when running too

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Thank Timothy D
Canvey Island Essex England
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very nice day out when weather is fine. Has model railwat which goes round the park. In cold weather give you blankets to wrap round you. Plenty of amusements for children in the playgrounds. Gift shop and very nice cafe, which is on top of gift shop, has a balcony where you can sit out and eat, overlooking parkland. Food... More 

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Thank audrey24601
Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice walks, bit of history, good coffee in cafeteria, nice walk to the creek, plenty of wildlife, and play equipment for kids is in good order and safe

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Thank Dave P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

When we went, we had a good time. The play equipment in the park was good. Plenty of field space to kick a ball about and the toilets were clean. Very enjoyable visit and we will be back.

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Thank Duncan D
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We often take our little puppy here for a walk. All dogs ive seen so far have been on their leads which is great, as I'm not over confident with other peoples dogs and would also be good if you have kids (or arent great with dogs yourself). Its a really nice park with a kids play area, RSPB, and... More 

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