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Great Notley Country Park

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Address: Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7FS, England
Phone Number:
+44 1376 347134
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is...

Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of wildlife and the community. The site was formerly arable farmland and has been transformed into a mixture of wetland and open grassland. Each of these habitats provides a haven for a variety of species. The site is home to Sky Ropes and Essex's longest play trail - 1.2km - including a giant see-saw, climbing forest, tyre swings, sand pits, rope climbers, slides, forts and a water play area (closed in the winter months), making it a great place for all ages to explore. The park is also popular for birdwatching, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, football, picnics and kite-flying. Our high ropes adventure is on two levels, so you can choose how high you want to go. Our specially trained staff will kit you out with a full body harness and brief you on safety on the ropes. Your Sky Ropes adventure lasts 75 minutes, including kitting out and safety briefing. As soon as you're on the ropes you can take yourself around the ropes, bridges and beams, choosing your own route and your own speed. It's your challenge - do it your way!

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Great fun for whole family

Very good day out for whole family, lots of activities, nice walks, great fun for both younger and older children

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good day out for whole family, lots of activities, nice walks, great fun for both younger and older children

Thank Jan B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

what a great day just on our doorstep, brilliant to let the kids let of steam and wear themselves out and not cost you a fortune. and if you take a picnic even cheaper. will be back

Thank andyives
Filey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Appears uninviting at first. Close to noisy, busy road, separated by a large car park, which is quite adequate but could be more attractive. A parking payment is due before leaving; all monies collected will assist maintenance of Wildlife and facilities. The park, itself, however, is fine and appears to offer many activities for all the family. Noticed many children's... More 

1 Thank Anne Marie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Notley Country Park is a superb place to go for most outdoor activities. We visit to walk and watch the world go by. We also take our Grandchildren (10, 11 & 15) who spend ages on giant see-saws, climbing frames, tyre swings, etc. We have gone kite flying in the past - the hill behind the centre is perfect... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we used to come over there by car, it was so comfortable but not cheap because mainly of parking cost. we found easy ride way and we usually come by bike. Is healthy and quick. We love the place because there are a lot of attractions for our daughter. We can't wait better weather to go to the park more... More 

Thank Agnieszka K
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from another great dog walk here. You can walk from or to the flitch where you can grab a great coffee, cake or massive bacon sandwich.

Thank ruththomas7
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visitors great notley country park many times as there is so much to do here for everyone. I have a 5 year old son who loves to bring his remote control 4x4 and drive it all around the track. He also loves the wide choice of play areas which all have so me to offer. After we have... More 

Thank amy b
Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place for all ages...lots of attractions for little ones, ropes for older children and a pretty open space for walkers and joggers. Nice cafe on site...something for all the family

Thank Patricia B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a relatively new park and is very popular. There are lakes, several play areas, a man made hill which serves as a venue for concerts etc. and a cafe. However it is not a particularly big park so you are unlikely to spend more than a couple of hours there so £4 for 3 hours is a rip... More 

1 Thank invisible2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Half term activity to entertain the kids and exercise the dog at the same time. Good range of free-access wooden adventure play equipment, ranging from the basic to the challenging, but we thought the 'Skyropes' looked less interesting than it ought to be as a charged attraction. Good amenities provided - toilets and a cafe. Muddy underfoot in places, of... More 

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