top of page
  • Essex Parks

Hockley Woods Woods, Rochford

Hockley Woods are beautiful and vast. Visit in the Summer to see the bluebells! There is a great woodland playground and free parking on weekends.

 Where is Hockley Woods

📍 Hockley Woods

Main Road


🅿️ Parking

80 spaces

Charges apply Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.

1 hour - 30p

2 hours - 50p

3 hours - 70p

4 hours £1.50

All day £3

Parking is free on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Mobile phone payment - 0330 400 7275 quote location number - 79942

What play equipment is at Hockley Woods?

There is a large children's playground close to the car park. The playground is largely grass and there is also a sandpit area. Most of the equipment is wooden. There are plenty of climbing frames, balancing poles and rope climbing equipment. There are also lots of slides, metal climbing equipment, ride on equipment a variety of swings.

The only accessible play equipment is a merry-go-round.

The play equipment is suitable for a variety of ages, from toddlers to older children. The playground is enclosed, and there is seating inside the playground. The playground can get very waterlogged in winter months.

The newest play equipment is a large slide with a zipwire, which is at the back of the playground. Unfortunately, it has been cordoned off for some time. I am assuming there is a heath and safety issue.

Hockley Woods Playground Rochford

What else is there to do at Hockley Woods? Hockley Woods are huge! There is so much space to explore, every time we visit we find a different route (and get a little lost). There are plenty of logs for climbing and the woods are perfect for den building.

Where to Eat and Drink at Hockley Woods? There is a pub next to the woods, which also serves lovely food - The Bull.

On ocassion you may find an ice cream van parked in the car park.

Are there toilets at Hockley Woods? There are toilets in the car park at Hockley Woods

Other playgrounds close to Paradise Road Playground

Check out the Parks of Essex Directory - A-Z of over 100 Essex parks  


🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ❌

🚻 Toilets

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly

30 minutes - 1 hour

Post last updated February 2024


bottom of page