Wat Tyler Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

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Wat Tyler Country Park

Basildon, Essex, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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.


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

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Wat Tyler Country Park's website
01268 550 088

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:45


Free admission


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