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Parndon Wood Nature Reserve

  • Harlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Recorded as a woodland for at least 900 years, the Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is a haven for flora, fungi, birds, minibeasts, small mammals and deer. Visitors can follow the guided trail around the wood or simply enjoy the surroundings. There are observation hides to sit quietly and watch for deer, or birds setting down by the ponds.
The wood offers a fully accessible conservation centre, a laboratory, informative displays and a reference library for those who wish to know more. During school holidays and at other times, activity sessions are run for children and young people.
This is a beautiful and peaceful place to wander whether on your own, with family or with friends. With over 50 acres of beautiful oak and hornbeam woodland, come and explore the natural wildlife, make nest boxes and meet the rare species!

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Opening hours

Bank Holiday Mondays 11am to 4pm All other Mondays Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 11am to 4pm Thursday 4pm to 9pm Friday 11am to 4pm Saturday 9am to 4pm Sunday 11am to 4pm


Free for general walks, charges apply for organised activities and events.

Travel & Contact Information


Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4SF, England

Phone number

01279 430005



Click here to visit Parndon Wood Nature Reserve's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

We have full accessible toilets.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Baby Changing facilities are available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Parndon Wood now has a cafe selling hot drinks, cartons, water and snacks.

No, Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Parndon Wood Nature Reserve have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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