Langdon Visitor Centre

Langdon Visitor Centre, Basildon: Hours, Address, Langdon Visitor Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Langdon Visitor Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust, the Langdon Visitor Centre is set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens. There are beautiful wildlife gardens, a Peter Rabbit™ Woodland Trail and a museum of Plotland Life. The nature reserve offers walks through the many different habitats whilst the Visitor Centre serves refreshments and has a gift shop.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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4.5
66 reviews
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20
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Brenda P
5 contributions
Walking
Jun 2019
Nice car parking some parts of my walk was nice and gentle which was fine for my husband who can't walk too far
Written January 20, 2020
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4forT
Essex, UK71 contributions
Afternoon play in the rope park
Jun 2019 • Family
It is a great place to visit if you have children that like to explore.

They have a lovely play area made from wood and rope.

The coffee shop is nice and clean. They sell cake, ice cream, jam and honey.
Attached is a wildlife shop where you can buy birdhouses and bird food, pens and pencils and some beautiful crafted gifts.

There is a pond and garden area to the side that is great for insects.

I would definitely recommend visiting the Plotlands.

They do lots of events throughout the year.

Free parking.

Written July 8, 2019
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Isabelle S
44 contributions
Nice way to end a walk!
Apr 2019 • Family
Small cafe where you can get a hot drink when it is cold or an ice cream when it is hot. A few things to eat as well. Very helpful staff (who I believe are mainly volunteers). As there is a Peter Rabbit Woodland trail in the park, you can also get Petter Rabbit merchandising.
Written June 4, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your walk and your refreshments. We hope to see you again soon.
Written June 8, 2019
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Becky
Essex, UK46 contributions
Lovely day out
Apr 2019 • Family
Me an my 6 year old pop down here when get 5 min free , we love the stroll around the park even throw we have done it lots off times . Food in the cafe is good . Ice creams in hotter weather 🌞, toilet here to . Car park never to busy , park always is clean an tidy . Some times we park Tesco Laindon an walk down through the trees if a lovely hot day makes the day out longer x
Written April 21, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. Really glad that you and your 6 year old enjoy the site and are regular visitors. We hope you will continue to enjoy it and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Written April 23, 2019
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christina g
Basildon, UK24 contributions
Lovely place
Feb 2019 • Family
Lovely nature reserve to visit with family and dogs, we walked our dogs , lots of space, there is also historical building from early 20th century, and the shop supplies food and drink and things to buy, toilets as well
Written March 27, 2019
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JustBecause
Essex, UK11 contributions
Lovely day out
Mar 2019 • Family
We love walking all around, threw and riding bikes walking our dog's. Great place to go. Always fell better once we've been out for a nice walk.
Written March 26, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you enjoy the site and totally agree that a good walk always make things seem better! We hope to see you again soon
Written April 3, 2019
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Linda M
7 contributions
Dog walking
Mar 2019 • Solo
I come here several times a week to walk my dog. Lovely nature reserve. Great for walking the dog. Large enough to do a good walk and a nice cafe.
Written March 14, 2019
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Jan P
3 contributions
Nature tots
Feb 2019 • Family
I took my 2 year old grandson to Nature Tots session over half term for the first time, It was well organised and worth £6 the only criticism is that during the outside forest school session we were left very much to our own resources it would have been lovely to have had things to do eg scavenger hunt, or things to dig with to find bugs( we used a stick) everything else activity wise was brilliant. Peter Rabbit trail was worth a visit 😀
Written March 5, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to comment. We try to have activities planned that cover a range of ages and allows children to use imagination in their play. We have taken your comments on board and will look at this for future activities. We hope we will see you again soon.
Written March 6, 2019
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AWARD
Essex, UK8 contributions
Dog Walks
Jan 2019 • Friends
Always visit the Langdonhills Centre on a friday while walking the dog. Stopping by and having a Hot Chocolate. Very friendly staff.
Written January 16, 2019
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Hi Amanda, thank you for taking the time to review us. It is always lovely to meet regular walkers on the site and we appreciate that you support the charity by purchasing drinks from the centre. We hope to see you and pooch soon!
Written January 17, 2019
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Amy
Basildon, UK69 contributions
Lovely nature reserve
Jan 2019 • Family
I come here every week with my 3 year old son, we go to a class called Nature Tots which is lovely to get young children involved with nature.
We have also been to some of the half term craft sessions/weekend events and always enjoy them.
The staff are so friendly and always have time to talk to the children.
There is also the peter rabbit trail, the wooden play area and duck pond, which you can buy food to feed them with.
The gift shop is also lovely if you want a snack, drink or merchandise.
Written January 9, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is lovely to hear from regular visitors and we are really glad you enjoy the activities we provide. The education team are great and love meeting all the children. We hope you will continue to enjoy your visits.
Written January 10, 2019
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