COVID-19 Update

For lockdown ideas, updates and more, read our latest blog or join our Facebook Group!

Wat Tyler Country Park

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

Attraction Information

Wat Tyler Country Park covers an area of 125 acres within the South Essex Marsh area and contains a variety of habitats and a rich diversity of species which includes a number of locally and nationally rare species. It's a great place to take a nature walk, a mini beast safari or a camera with zoom for the kids to make a wildlife portfolio for fun or school. Whatever you like!

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the exhibitions through graphics and interactives at the Wat Tyler and Green Centres, ranging from the nitroglycerin mixing hut (where the roof blows off if you get the mix wrong), unexploded bomb you can defuse, and demolish a tower block to recycling games and video interactives in the green centre. There is also a pleasing sculpture trail for families to hike, allowing kids to discover artwork at they go.

The local authorities run a really great range of holiday entertainments here during the summer, well worth looking out for.

club logo

Join our membership

  • A green tickSave money on great days out
  • A green tick£1 for 30 days - cancel anytime
  • A green tickDo more for less
Try it for £1

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH, England

Phone number

01268 550 088



Click here to visit Wat Tyler Country Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Wat Tyler Country Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Wat Tyler Country Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Wat Tyler Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

attractions redesign