Parks in Essex

As Mums we always feel like we need to be doing something or going somewhere with the kids at risk of feeling like a ‘boring parent’ or mum guilt from being at work away from them.
Spending £15+ a time on a day out, half-eaten lunch or an over-tired toddler ruining the experience is starting to wear thin.
Since when did having a picnic & having a few hours at the park become a thing of the past?
Here are my top picks of parks in Essex.

The Peter Rabbit Woodland Trail, Langdon Visitor Centre, Basildon

Even before being pregnant with Frankie and buying numerous babygros and toys decorated in cute little blue bunnies I was fascinated by Beatrix Potter and The Tale of Peter Rabbit so when we found the Langdon Visitor Centre less than 10 minutes down the road to us boasting a Peter…

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Wickford Memorial Park, SS11

Mine & Frankie’s favourite park to visit. Situated in the heart of Shotgate, Wickford Memorial Park is one of the biggest green parks in the area boasting tennis courts, a big park & crazy golf. A perfect Sunday morning spent. Location Address: Rettendon View, Wickford SS11 8JE. Green area shown on…

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The Discovery Centre, Great Notley Country Park, Braintree

What a find! My best friend has been trying to get me to ‘her neck of the woods’ to visit The Discovery Centre at Great Notley and last week we finally had the chance to go and visit and we had a ball! Despite the cold weather, we managed to…

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The Gruffalo Trail, Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood

The best way to enjoy a winters day, if you’re not enjoying a pyjama day on the sofa, is wrapping up warm and taking a walk with the kids. I am guilty, as are many of us Mums, of feeling guilty if we don’t do something ‘fun’ whether that be…

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Dowsetts Lane, CM11 1HX

Situated at the beginning of Dowsetts Lane where Heath Road meets is a lovely village park with great space, a playing field and outdoor gym. Grab a ball, picnic and spend a few hours here. Location Address: Dowsetts Lane, Ramsden Heath, CM11 1HX. Green area shown on the map. Park Climbing…

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