Thurrock Thameside Nature Park | Day Out With The Kids

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, England

  • Kids on outdoor playground at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park in Stanford-le-Hope
  • Kids on playground at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park in Stanford-le-Hope
  • Girls on swingset at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park in Stanford-le-Hope

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Pull on your wellies and get the dogs in the car. Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is the perfect spot for a muddy Sunday walk.

This former landfill has been brought back to life with footpaths and cycle ways, leading guests through 120 acres of parkland. There are lovely views over the Thames Estuary and Mucking Flats, as well as an extensive outdoor play area.

Keen-eyed visitors will love the chance to birdwatch with many local species making their home here. At certain times of day, you can even spy ships making their way up the estuary!

When everyone’s ready for a break, take time at the café and see what treats you can find in the gift shop.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • 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


Mucking Wharf Road, Mucking, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 0RN, England


Click here to visit Thurrock Thameside Nature Park's website
01375 643342

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st February - 31st October: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00  

1st November - 31st January: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Closed Christmas and Boxing Day


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome in the park. Assistance/Guide Dogs only in the Visitor Centre.