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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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Description: 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 park

Nice park but the ponds grounds and attraction seemed bit under maintained. The RSPB was good but the Thacthed cottages all locked up couldnt look around yet they seem they want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Stanford le Hope, England, United Kingdom
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Stanford le Hope, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice park but the ponds grounds and attraction seemed bit under maintained. The RSPB was good but the Thacthed cottages all locked up couldnt look around yet they seem they want to attract people but make no effort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wat Tyler is a beautiful park, we took a picnic and you can spend all day there. Big play parks with lots to do for the kids. They also put on indoor activities and In the school holidays have the fun inflatables outside.

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Hampshire
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful park and we had a wonderful time and a picnic on the grass. I would have given excellent but the miniature train wasn't running.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent little park now further improved with the history trail regarding the parks former use as a explosives factory. Preserved cottages moved from stansted airport (although I think these cottages should be opened to the public). Miniature railway is good although I feel that could be improved somehow. Marina is good and could also be put into better use. Put... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice Clean park, staff a friendly and welcoming, parking never an issue. Older children there, seem to respect the space of the little ones, and vice versa. nice little cafe, great for a cycle ride, we rain it from Benfleet to Pitsea, then ride down.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not a park in the normal sense, but more a open air place to enjoy walks through greenery with river views. Picnic tables available in the open and under cover. Plenty of parking spaces, and a cafe with toilets, together with a gift shop. A great children's playground, for both infants and older kids. A good place to enjoy some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have been going here since I was young which was a very long time ago. The walks are lovely. The park is fab but can be very busy. It's a great place for picnics with the family and friends. It hasn't really changed at all. I remember walking through the woods getting lost and making dens and my kids... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

this park is improving all the time with more bits being added all the time there is a great play park area for the kids to go wild in loads of equipment to play and climb on the main centre has a nice cafe restaurant with comfy seating where you can relax and get something to eat and drink before... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is lots to do its not just swings and roundabouts , there is little craft shops, miniture train rides, museium, very old houses on site , picnic tables to eat , also a reasonable cafeateria.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife and I took our two grandchildren aged 6 and 8 to the Wat Tyler Country Park on Wednesday 27 May. We had actually planned to take them up to the Tower of London, a distance from home of around 22 miles, but regrettably the trains were cancelled due to an electric failure. This left us with two small... More 

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Address: Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1268 550 088
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Basildon

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