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Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park

Braintree, Essex, England

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds
  • High Ropes Courses icon High Ropes Courses

Suitable for 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


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

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

Eating information

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome


Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

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


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