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Coalhouse Fort Park, Tilbury

If you like a park with some history, the impressive Coalhouse Fort was built in the 19th century to protect the Thames Estuary. The Fort and moat are unique and interesting structures.


Coalhouse Fort Park

East Tilbury

RM18 8PB

🅿️ Parking

Free Parking

The Fort itself is closed until further notice, but we enjoyed a walk around park, which includes around the Fort, moat and down to the Estuary. We also visited the small playground.

Our favourite part of our visit was walking right up to the Thames. We saw lots of large tankers pass by and dock at Tilbury. Something a bit different!

There is a small, pretty neglected playground here. There is one climbing frame with a slide and some swings. The playground is enclosed. The playground needs a big update. But you don't visit the park for the playground on this occasion.

The Engine Tea Room is located next to the car park and The Fort. The cafe serves hot and cold food and drinks. There is a children's menu and there are plenty of highchairs. Very kid friendly. The staff in the cafe were so welcoming and friendly. One of the warmest welcomes we have received at our (many) park cafe visits.


☕ Cafe - YES

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop - NO

🚻 Toilets - YES accessible and baby change facilities

♿ Accessible - YES - accessible parking and toilets, flat paved pathways suitable for wheelchairs

🪑 Picnic Tables - YES

🏃‍♀️ Playground - YES

🐶 Dog Friendly - YES


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