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Best National Parks In Birch, Essex

We've rounded up the best national parks in Birch in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 17 Birch national parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the national parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Promenade Park

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Promenade Park is the District's most popular park and has undergone a major refurbishment programme in recent years. Promenade Park offers the follo...

Long Melford Country Park

  • Long Melford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sun’s out, weather’s gorgeous and you just want to spend the day outdoor? At Melford Country Park you’ll find over 8 hectares of grassland, woodland...

Hockley Woods

  • Hockley
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Hockley Woods offers no loos, no shops - just a tremendous amount of ancient trees, stunning wild flowers and local wildlife for an old fashioned fam...

Clare Castle Country Park

  • Sudbury
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Situated to the south of the picturesque, historic town of Clare, just two minutes' walk from the town centre, Clare Castle Country Park is a beautif...

Naze Visitor Centre

  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

The Naze Visitor Centre looks out onto a landscape stacked with historic, biological and geological importance. Sat on the unique landscape of Essex’...

Holywells Park

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Holywells Park has a lot to offers visitors for a day's family entertainment, from lots of green to plenty of wet! There's a paddling pool (summertim...

Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Get interactive and learn about the ancient woodlands of south Essex at Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland. The 1160 acre landscape is perfect for...

Hatfield Forest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

No other forest on earth evokes the atmosphere of a medieval hunting forest so completely. The ancient trees of the forest are like magnificent livin...



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Chafford Gorges Nature Park

  • Grays
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Chafford Gorges Nature Park has 200 acres of green space, perfect for wildlife, residents of Chafford Hundred and for visitors! Get away from the hus...

Rainham Marshes

  • Purfleet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Rainham Marshes is a must to visit for kids and families who love wildlife and being outdoors. The visitor centre has huge picture windows to give yo...

Walthamstow Wetlands

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

A peaceful walk in nature by the river isn’t an activity you associate with Central London? Visit Walthamstow Wetlands and change that! This is the n...

Trent Park Enfield

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Ancient woodlands, meadows and lakes - Trent Park has everything you need for a great family day out in nature. These 413 acres of parklands on the b...

Greenwich Park

  • Greenwich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Greenwich Park is one of the Royal Parks, an iconic grassland enclosure covering almost 183 acres which serves as a sanctuary for deer, foxes and bir...

RSPB Minsmere

  • Westleton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Love nature, photography and the great outdoors? Then RSPB Minsmere National Reserve is a great place for your family day out. There, you won’t have...

Green Park

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Green Park is one of the Royal Parks in London, offering large open spaces with iconic British landscaping. Although situated so close to St James's...

Queen's Park London

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Planning a family day out at the 12-hectare Queen's Park in London? This Victorian parkland is a beautiful place to go for a walk, have a picnic and...

Streatham Common

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Fancy a day at the park? Why not try Streatham Common - it’s a spacious green space in South London, great for long family walks, cycling and jogging...

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