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Perfect place for walking the dog

I especially love the north part where the coffee shop is. Parking is excellent and even cheaper... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Darren_HUk
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Chadwell St Mary, United Kingdom
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Great Essex Park

Ideal for dog walking. Forest, lakes, open spaces, childrens trail and a good cafe and visitors... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
ScatsFamily
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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All reviews gruffalo trail picnic area great place to walk rubbish home dog walkers country park nice picnic great country pay and display great for dog walking great outdoors three hours sand pit run around nice cafe great for kids plenty of space
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I especially love the north part where the coffee shop is. Parking is excellent and even cheaper with a s season ticket. My wife and I walk the dog there a couple of times a week. Nice coffee and a sandwich after a long walk....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Ideal for dog walking. Forest, lakes, open spaces, childrens trail and a good cafe and visitors centre. Car park by the hour or a season ticket for the year for all Essex Country Parks.

Date of experience: November 2018
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thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

thanks for taking the time to leave a review

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

seems to attract lots of kids and great to see them enjoying dog walking track seem to disappear tho, but we found our way back great short trip tho cos of car park.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

I love Thorndon Park for a Sunday afternoon walk. There is always plenty to see. My only grip is the cost of the parking it is a bit excessive. I pay it because I like it here!

Date of experience: October 2018
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thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If you are a regular visitor you can ask in the visitor centre about our season tickets.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views . Wooded walk and a lake. I saw a jay bird and sat by the lake. Parking is abit difficult and quite expensive. There is a cafe but it was closed

Date of experience: October 2018
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thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Great to see that you spotted some of our amazing wildlife! The café at the North part of the Park is open.

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi 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.

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Great park for kids. The den building is fantatsic and theire is a short gruffalo trail and picnic area. There is no actual play area for children here though. Car parking is the usual few pounds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank frnbella3
thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Hi! 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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thorndoncountrypark, Manager at Thorndon Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

I will pass you comments on to Essex County Council who operate the BBQ area.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

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Emma M
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Response from thorndoncountrypark | Property representative |
Please contact Essex County Council who will be able to answer this for you as they operate that part of the park.
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Response from thorndoncountrypark | Property representative |
Hi, I Will speak to the rangers for you and come back to you once I have some answers.
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Response from ray1896 | Reviewed this property |
CM13 3RZ, is the correct postcode. CM13 3RU is Thorndon Park, which is the original country house that the park surrounded but is now upmarket flats, near Thorndon Golf Club.
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