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Great Notley Country Park

Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7FS, England
+44 333 013 2900
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This is a fantastic park for so many reasons, it is a fantastic open space to walk, play and spend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle B
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Braintree, United Kingdom
Notley country park

This park has been taken over by Essex council with great results. It has a nice cafe to stop and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mrchips321
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Great Notley Country Park covers some 100 acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of wildlife and the community. The site was formerly arable farmland and has been transformed into a mixture of wetland and open grassland. Each of these habitats provides a haven for a variety of species. The site is home to Sky Ropes and Essex's longest play trail - 1.2km - including a giant see-saw, climbing forest, tyre swings, sand pits, rope climbers, slides, forts and a water play area (closed in the winter months), making it a great place for all ages to explore. The park is also popular for birdwatching, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, football, picnics and kite-flying. Our high ropes adventure is on two levels, so you can choose how high you want to go. Our specially trained staff will kit you out with a full body harness and brief you on safety on the ropes. Your Sky Ropes adventure lasts 75 minutes, including kitting out and safety briefing. As soon as you're on the ropes you can take yourself around the ropes, bridges and beams, choosing your own route and your own speed. It's your challenge - do it your way!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“play equipment” (39 reviews)
“all ages” (51 reviews)
“open space” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7FS, England
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+44 333 013 2900
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"country park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic park for so many reasons, it is a fantastic open space to walk, play and spend time or go on the Skyropes. It is also a place where people can run through the fantastic organisation of parkrun and junior parkrun. It...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park has been taken over by Essex council with great results. It has a nice cafe to stop and have lunch or just a drink and has various climbing apparatus and fun things for kids to do. It’s a great place to take your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

charge for parking somewhere to get a bite to eat, dogs welcome on lead enjoyable there are prebookable rope activity for all ages different activities dotted about

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and the children loved it. With a variety of park areas for the children to play and explore it was a lovely outdoor activitu to do. Also the parking costs brilliant. Lovely place to take a picnic as well. Only snagging point...More

Thank Victoria J
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Visited here for the first time with my grandchildren and my dog. We all had a great time - loads of stuff for the kids to do, great place for a picnic. Lovely walks for dogs and dogs on leads are not completely segregated. We...More

Thank Dandiedo
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Met some friends here and had a nice plod round with the dogs. Lots of open space, places for kids to play and the odd pond for the dog to have a dip in! Will definitely come back and explore further. On arrival I could...More

Thank Hertsgirl99
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I love this place. What an amazing park to have on your doorstep. It has everything you need for a great family day out.

Thank Katy F
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Great Notley today with friends. We’d booked the SkyRopes for the kids which compared to some other suppliers of similar activities, is great value for money. It’s £10 for 75 minutes, which is probably more than the kids can manage anyway! The do...More

Thank Kspeller
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Me and boyfriend decided to stop off here when the weather was nice. I'd only been once before to watch my brother do cross country here years ago and remembered it looked quite nice back then. From what I remember I think the car park...More

Thank Leanne P
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

nah blud never again fam, took my wifey her init and basilcy these essex wet boys tried to step to man but i cheffed them init so now they learnt there listen still, but yeah basilcy i gotta go trap now back in south londonn...More

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