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Wat Tyler Country Park

Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
+44 (0)1268 550 088
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Basildon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: 125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

i visit here every week with my dog. Place is beautiful and acres of land to walk around as well as paths and woods. My dog is unable to be let off the lead in open areas and there are a few fields that cater for this that are fenced off but are big enough to let them have a... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Large park, plenty of play equipment especially for older or teenagers which makes a change to most parks. Would be a really great park if there was more seating in the play areas so you can keep an eye on the children whilst they play, some of the equipment needs updating, or fixing and the I think the wood chip... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There is so much to do for the children...park, train ride, during the spring/summer they have 'go bonkers' bouncy castles, walks. A lovely place for adults to unwind too

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Now the old shops have gone to be replaced with a very expensive cafe in the visitor center it is not the same. Not a lot of choice in the way of food.It was great when all the old craft shops were there and a cafe doing a great Sunday lunch for under £5. Sadly the childrens play area disturbs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Plenty to see here from birdwatching to nature walks or finding out about the history of the explosives factory! Cafe & Visitor centre are good and there is adequate parking plus lots of space for the grandchildren to run about, play ball and generally burn off excess energy. The only downside is the approach road and the large number of... More 

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Essex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Fantastic playground for kids, lovely little nature walks and the cafe/ visitor centre are very good. We had lots of picnics here over the summer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice relaxing day at a park with a difference. Plenty of variety in nature and war pieces, plenty of space for ball games and even bouncy castles and older children obstacles.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have visited many times, has a great amount of open space, a lovely play park which is maintained well. excellent visitors centre often with free or reasonably priced activities. Nice cafe with balcony outside seating, which is lovely in nice weather. plenty of FREE parking too.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

great place to wander around wildlife spotting and superb adventure playground to occupy the kids. Little steam train throught the park as well.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I take my dog here quite a lot, the park has long walks and shorter ones which suit my dog as he is struggling a bit cos of his age. All the walks are beautiful and you will see different types of wild life. Gets really muddy in the winter so take boots as some parts you will not be... More 

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