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This beautiful country park contains a diverse range of habitats and is managed both for people and for its precious wildlife. There are some fantastic walks through ancient woodland and historic deer parks which lie close alongside recently planted...more
All reviews gruffalo trail picnic area rubbish home country park dog walkers great place to walk nice picnic great country pay and display great for dog walking great outdoors three hours sand pit run around plenty of space great for kids whole family
Visited here over the weekend, nice place to just walkabout with family, not very busy, kids liked the Gruffalo trail, expensive for parking but free to walk😉, would a lovely family walk on a sunny day.
thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
If you are a regular visitor to the park you could save money in buying a season ticket. Please ask in the centre for details.
We went to this beautiful park last bank holiday. The parking was £5 plus if you have a bbq is extra £2 per person(does not matter if you eat or no bbq) and you have to bring your own bbq grill and everything you...More
This is a gem of a country park. It really is lovely. The Gruffalo trail is great for younger children to enjoy (maps obtainable from the visitors centre for 50p or you can just follow the crowd on a busier day) whilst the woodland paths...More
thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I will ensure all the staff see this as it is great to see their hard work being recognised.
A fantastic and open space with lovely walking trail which caters to kids who enjoy the gruffalo books. An inviting cafe offers a variety of hot and cold meals as well which you can start or end with.
Start: parking, chances you will only need...More
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thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018
Thank you taking the time to leave a review. Really pleased to hear you enjoy our park and facilities.
Thorndon Park North is one of my favorite places to take my dog as the section next to car park 2 has kept my dog safe from the cars he likes to chase. Unfortunately there have been sheep grazing there for several weeks. I was...More
thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018
Perhaps take your dog further in to the park away from the roads, there are many paths and great walks to explore away from the road.
Came with my husband and 3 kids, 1, 3 and 10. Parking meters either weren’t working or there was an issue with the card reader so was a bit of a pain as we only had enough change for 2 hours. Second time we have...More
thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I will pass on your comments regarding the parking meters to Essex County Council who operate the car park.