Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park | Day Out With The Kids

Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park

Braintree, Essex, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Finding something that’s fun for teenagers as well as toddlers can be a real challenge! More often than not, you’re pleasing one at the expense of the other however not at Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park!

This country park and play trail covers 100 acres of open space and features a 1.2km play trail with a giant seesaw, climbing forest, tyre swings, sand pits, rope climbers, slides and forts. Bigger children can fly like their favourite super hero characters on the sky ropes, while the little ones make the most of the water play area!

Make the most of the space and go explore on a bike, a horse or just your own two feet! There are lakes for fishing, fields to play football or fly a kite in and plenty of room for picnics!

Ideal for all ages to explore!

  • Open 08:00 to dusk
  • Dogs allowed
  • Car parking charges apply


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS, England


Click here to visit Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park's website
03330 132900

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - dusk

Sky Ropes
Summer: Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
Winter: Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:30

The Discovery Centre
Summer: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Winter: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


Free admission to Park

General Admission (Sky Ropes)
Adults: £10.00
Kids: £4.00

More Information


Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

Car Park
30 minutes: £1.00
Up to 1 hour: £2.00
Up to 2 hours: £3.00
Up to 3 hours: £4.00
Over 3 hours: £5.00

Eating information

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00