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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy(Billericay)
Owner description: Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. We are open to the public 362... more Owner description: Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. We are open to the public 362 days of the year, where you can enjoy our daily flying displays in our purpose built flying arena. In addition, Barleylands Farm & Craft Village offers both indoor and outdoor activities for children, craft shops and tearooms, creating a fantastic day out in Essex for all the family. We offer a wide range of experience days, which are both fun and educational, catering for all ages and abilities, making them the perfect gift. Our friendly team will make your experience both personal and enjoyable giving you plenty of hands on time with our amazing birds of prey – making your visit to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy truly memorable. A day you will never forget. For that special occasion, why not have our birds of prey come to you? At the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, we are able to offer tailor-made school visits, static bird displays, educational talks and so much more.... We look forward to seeing you soon! less
Attraction type: Educational sites; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Farms
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Shorne Woods Country Park
Shorne Woods Country Park(Gravesend)
Attraction type: Parks
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Wat Tyler Country Park
Wat Tyler Country Park(Basildon)
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... 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
Attraction type: Parks
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Thorndon Country Park
Thorndon Country Park(Brentwood)
Owner description: This beautiful country park contains a diverse range of habitats and is managed both for people and for its precious wildlife. There are some fantastic walks through ancient... more Owner description: This beautiful country park contains a diverse range of habitats and is managed both for people and for its precious wildlife. There are some fantastic walks through ancient woodland and historic deer parks which lie close alongside recently planted woodland and a landscape of small pastures. Thorndon Countryside Centre is managed by Essex Wildlife Trust and the Park is managed by Essex County Council in a joint venture. Gruffalo Trail Come and see the original Gruffalo Trail - a self-led trail around the woods, searching for carvings of the Gruffalo characters. Gruffalo Activity Maps are available from the Countryside Centre, at a cost of 50p. The countryside centre offers some unique gifts and books, a separate education room, refreshments and displays. There are regular activities for children, schools and families. Few areas offer such variety as Thorndon country park and its surroundings. Ancient woodland and historic deer parks lie close alongside recently planted woodland and a landscape of small pastures, while nearby is the high forest of Hartswood and former common land. Thorndon Country Park is in two parts, the northern section on a gravel ridge and the southern part on clay soil lower down. The two parts are now linked by Old Thorndon Pastures, which is farmland that has been restored to a traditional farming landscape with small hedged fields, grazed by cattle. Thorndon Country Park North In spring, the woodlands of Thorndon North are filled with the scent and colour of bluebells, anemones and other woodland flowers. The woods are rich in birdlife and attract many species of migrant and over-wintering birds including bramblings, siskins and redpolls. Childerditch Pond is both beautiful and tranquil. Please note: Thorndon Country Park North car park is the best way to access the Gruffalo Trail. Thorndon Country Park South The open parkland at Thorndon South is busy with families enjoying barbecues and picnics, whilst drinking in views reaching out across countryside and into the heart of Canary Wharf. It's a great place to fly a kite. Thorndon Country Park offers a variety of habitats including ancient woodland, parkland, ponds, a marsh and meadow. There are some stunning ancient trees including Giant Oak and Hornbeam pollards, that are reminders that this was once a deer park. Parts of it used to be heathland, now a scarce habitat in Essex, and to restore it parts of the park, both north and south, are being grazed by goats and sheep. The park attracts a large number of woodland birds and sees more than its fair share of passage migrants and winter visitors. For example, large flocks of Siskins and Redpolls often gather in the birches, and bramblings can be seen near to the centre feeding on beech mast. There are many butterflies to be enjoyed including the uncommon Purple and White-letter Hairstreaks. The park is managed by Essex County Council's Ranger Service who are returning Conifer plantations to grassland or woodland as mature trees are harvested. The Countryside Centre in Thorndon Park North was built just after the 1987 hurricane and fallen timber from a number of Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserves was used in its construction. It is the Trust's most popular centre with over 100,000 visitors per year, and provides refreshments, a gift shop, displays and interpretation. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Parks; Other Outdoor Activities
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Rainham Marshes
Rainham Marshes(Purfleet)
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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The Whitmore Arms
The Whitmore Arms
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Orsett
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Kings Arms
Kings Arms
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Orsett
Price: $8 - $18
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bombers Cafe
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Orsett
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating
The Fox
The Fox
Ranked #7 of 8 Restaurants in Orsett
Price: $5 - $14
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Brasserie 32
Brasserie 32
Ranked #1 of 126 Restaurants in Gravesend
Price: $14 - $54
Cuisines: French, Seafood, European, British
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Premier Inn Thurrock East Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Thurrock East Hotel
$60 - $130 (£44 - £96)
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in West Thurrock
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The Bell Inn Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Bell Inn Hotel
$88 - $183 (£65 - £135)
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Best Western Manor Hotel
3.0 of 5
Best Western Manor Hotel
$97 - $192
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Singlewell
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Orsett Hall
4.0 of 5
Orsett Hall
$110 - $323
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Orsett
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Marygreen Manor Hotel
4.0 of 5
Marygreen Manor Hotel
$83 - $182 (£61 - £134)
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Brentwood
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Premier Inn Basildon (Rayleigh) Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Basildon (Rayleigh) Hotel
$62 - $121 (£46 - £89)
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Basildon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

De Rougemont Manor
4.0 of 5
De Rougemont Manor
$88 - $183 (£65 - £135)
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Brentwood
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Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa
4.0 of 5
Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa
$178 - $371 (£131 - £273)
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Dartford
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Chilston Park Hotel
4.0 of 5
Chilston Park Hotel
$121 - $186 (£89 - £137)
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lenham
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