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Colchester Zoo
#1 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
It is perfect for families, lots of parks for children, there is a little petting zoo, you can met one of the big horses, see the llamas and alpacas, walk in with the goats.. and feed them!
... to see, and the fact you can feed the elephants and giraffes for free has always been amazing, the lovely slobber the elephants leave on your hands, there is a amazing park for kids and lots of pinci areas.
Castle Park
#2 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
It's always a pleasure to visit this stunning park in any season, but wow in summer the amazing displays of flowers in the well maintained gardens is wonderful Enjoy a picnic lunch on a park bench.
The gardens of Castle Park are always a delight; wonderfully maintained to offer all ages a fragrant place in which to relax and enjoy the colours and designs of flowers, shrubs and a huge variety of interesting t...
High Woods Country Park
#3 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
There are lots of paths to walk, a big green for sunny picnics, enclosed play areas, plenty of trees to climb, a nature pond for dipping, and a visitor centre for information, books/seeds/icecreams and tea.
This is a great park for walking your dog going for a picnic or just chillin there is ample parking for your car and loads of wooded areas if the children like exploring take walk around the pond and enjoy
The Beth Chatto Gardens
#4 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
Excellent time spent wandering around beautiful gardens or just sitting with all the peaceful surroundings of nature.. plenty of seats in every part of the garden.
There is a large car park with picnic benches if you take your own lunch.
Green Island Gardens Ardleigh
#5 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
... the flower beds I began to realise how very special this garden is, and as secret places and vistas gently draw you in, you are lost in a world where flowers, shrubs, trees and nature mingle together in harmony.
The cherry on the cake were the two gorgeous dogs that live there, Bo met is in the car park with her tail wagging and even walked around the gardens with us much to our daughters’ delight!
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
#6 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
My niece loved the bug hunting session this morning and the walks round the main nature reserve are beautiful and very peaceful.
Perfect for just sitting watching the birds, either from car parks or from the hides or paths.
Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum
#7 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
Whatever the season there is always something to see at Marks Hall, whether it's just the peace and quiet of the park and the airfield memorial, the walled garden, the wildlife or the shop and restaurant.
Acres and acres of wonderful peaceful woodland walks, birdsong and nature.
Cudmore Grove Country Park Mersea Island
#8 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
You walk from car park across fields and after short walk you reach the beach and some amazing views of cliffs that are stunning, really incredible on a sunny day Car park reached by tiny one way track, there is a...
Situated at the Eastern most point of Mersea Island this beautiful country park offers both walkers, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to experience one of the East Coast's best kept secrets.
West Mersea Beach Mersea Island
#9 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
Excellent for crabbing, you can buy all your crabbing equipment in the local shops, you can park all day for £3 or a few hours for £2, nice little cafes nearby which also sells crab bate at 50p a bag.
Just love this area!! Loved COOPERS BEACH HOLIDAY PARK....will definitely return there!!! Just be careful of the tide you access this tiny island although a timetable is available online.
Go Bananas
#10 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
Parking there is an over flow car park further down.
Childsplay Adventureland
#11 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
Parking is fine they do have a overflow area now because of flats being built and taken half the car park but there was no trouble parking in the last 3 visits since.
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Springwood Sun Club
#12 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
Gnome Magic Garden Dedham
#13 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
We're not big fans of Gnomes but having gone to any number of Zoos, Parks, Amusements etc when we saw this place we had to give it a try whilst in East Anglia.
Feeringbury Manor Garden Feering
#14 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester
Copt Hall Marshes Little Wigborough
#15 of 15 Nature & Parks in Colchester