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Belfairs Nature Reserve, Leigh-on-Sea

Belfairs Woods are an Essex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve. There is plenty of amazing ancient woodland to explore! Children will love den building and splashing in the stream within the woods.

This park features in our Woodland Playground Guide.

Where is Belfairs Woods?

📍 Belfairs Nature Discovery Centre

Eastwood Road North



🅿️ Parking - Where to park at Belfairs Woods

There are two car parks at Belfairs Woodlands, both have free car parking

There are accessible car parking spaces at the car park closest to the visitor centre.

There is also unrestricted on street parking on Eastwood Road North.

What playground equipment is there at Belfairs Woods?

There is a large, linked wooden climbing frame structure set within the woods. The playground at Belfairs is located along the path between both car parks, close to the visitor centre. The climbing frame has a variety of climbs and ends with a slide. It is most appropriate for child preschool age and older due to the height of the climbing frame. There is also some balancing equipment and a swing.

Belfairs Woods Adventure Playground

What else is there to do at Belfairs Woods?

There is a wooden woodland creature sculpture trail. Pick up a map from the visitor centre.

Where to eat and drink at Belfairs Woods

There is a visitor centre with shop and cafe at Belfairs Woods.

There is also a pub - The Inn at Belfairs, which also serves food.

Are there toilets at Belfairs Woods?

There are toilet facilities within the visitor centre at Belfairs Woods. There are also baby change and accessible toilets. There are public toilets within the car park closest to the horse riding school.

What is on at Belfairs Woodland Centre?

There are lots of events held at Belfairs Woodlands Centre. There are regular events by the Essex Wildlife Trust education team including nature tots, half term holiday events, home education groups and drop off days. CLICK HERE to browse events via the Essex Wildlife Trust website.

There are also events held by the centre including craft clubs for adults and children and themed breakfasts and afternoon tea. Check out the Facebook Page for more details.

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🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ✅

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ✅

🚻 Toilets ✅

♿ Accessible ❌ no accessible play equipment

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ✅

At least 1 hour

Last Updated February 2024


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