The Best National Parks In Colchester Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best National Parks In Colchester

We've rounded up the best national parks in Colchester in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 15 Colchester national parks to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including parks and playgrounds. 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.

  1. Picnic field at Long Melford Country Park

    Long Melford Country Park

    Long Melford

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 14.4 miles from Colchester
  2. Family on splash pad at Promenade Park in Maldon

    Promenade Park

    Maldon

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 14.6 miles from Colchester
  3. Families arriving at Holywells Park in Ipswich

    Holywells Park

    Ipswich

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 15.9 miles from Colchester
  4. Outside view of Naze Visitor Centre in Walton-on-the-Naze

    Naze Visitor Centre

    Walton-on-the-Naze

    National ParksNational Parks

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

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 16.7 miles from Colchester
  5. Walking path at Clare Castle Country Park in Sudbury

    Clare Castle Country Park

    Sudbury

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 18.7 miles from Colchester
  6. Field at Hockley Woods

    Hockley Woods

    Hockley

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 22.8 miles from Colchester
  7. Cyclists at Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland in Leigh on Sea

    Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland

    Leigh-on-Sea

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 25.4 miles from Colchester
  8. Dog at Hatfield Forest in Bishops Stortford

    Hatfield Forest

    Bishops Stortford

    National ParksNational 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...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 28 miles from Colchester
  9. Hill top view of Chafford Gorges Nature Park in Grays

    Chafford Gorges Nature Park

    Grays

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 37.8 miles from Colchester
  10. RSPB Minsmare Visitor Centre

    RSPB Minsmere

    Westleton

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 39.4 miles from Colchester
  11. Marsh at Rainham Marshes in Purfleet

    Rainham Marshes

    Purfleet

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 40 miles from Colchester
  12. Walthamstow Wetlands

    Walthamstow Wetlands

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 46 miles from Colchester
  13. Path in Trent Park Enfield

    Trent Park Enfield

    Enfield

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 47.3 miles from Colchester
  14. Walking path at Greenwich Park

    Greenwich Park

    Greenwich

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 48 miles from Colchester
  15. Creek at Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail

    Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail

    Gooderstone

    National ParksNational Parks

    Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trails will blow the kids away with its beautiful and imaginative design. There are many interesting paths and...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.9 miles from Colchester

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