What's new at Essex Country Parks?

Picnic and Play

09 August 2017

Gather your family and a picnic and enjoy some laid back summer fun with storytelling, themed trails, puppet shows and outdoor games. At three of our country parks throughout August: 9 Aug - Belhus Woods Country Park 15 & 16 Aug - Cressing Temple Barns 23 Aug - Cudmore Grove Country Park

Escape to the parks

21 July 2017

There's something for everyone at Essex Country Parks. But don’t just take our word for it, come and find out for yourself. It’s free, it’s relaxing, and it’s right on your doorstep

Essex Country Parks award for the very best green spaces

19 July 2017

Both Weald and Thorndon country parks have secured the prestigious Green Flag Award, whilst Green Flag status has been retained at Belhus, Cudmore Grove, Danbury and Great Notley.

New play equipment coming soon to Cudmore Grove

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New play equipment has been designed especially for Cudmore Grove with a coastal theme and inspired by the park's history. The bespoke play equipment will be installed over a three week period and ready to open for children and families to enjoy in time for the summer school holidays.

    Latest events

    Wreath Making at Cressing Temple

    6 December and 13 December 2017

    Wreath Making at Weald

    Thursday 7 & Thursday 14 December

    Forest School Thorndon Country Park

    10 Nov, 8 Dec, 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar

    Sky Ropes

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