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Things to do in Basildon

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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Basildon
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: 125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats.... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Basildon
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Basildon
Owner description: Bowers Marsh is an ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife. This grazing marsh has played a vital role... more » Owner description: Bowers Marsh is an ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife. This grazing marsh has played a vital role in the lives of people and wildlife for centuries. Now, after careful restoration, it's ready and waiting for you to explore and enjoy. There are 4 miles (6 km) of nature trails for you to explore on foot, three viewing points and two picnic areas. « less
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Ranked #4 of 4 attractions in Basildon
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Racing and River Boat Museum houses racing dinghies and river craft from Great Britain and around the world. There are... more » Owner description: The Racing and River Boat Museum houses racing dinghies and river craft from Great Britain and around the world. There are many important examples of canoes within the collection, some dating back to the 1850’s. There are a variety of sailing dinghies on display with plans to extend the collection in the near future. There are currently two boats in restoration, a Finn (dinghy class sailed by Ben Ainslie) and a Tideway 14 (Traditional Clinker Build). « less
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