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  • Essex Parks

Mersea Barns, Mersea Island

Mersea Barns is a shop with a restaurant attached. There is indoor and outdoor seating and an outdoor play area for children.

📍 Mersea Barns

East Road

East Mersea



Free Parking

Mersea Barns Play Area
Mersea Barns Play Area

⏰️ Mersea Barns Opening Hours

Open every day 8.30am - 4pm

Breakfast 8.30am – 11.30am

Lunch 12.00 – 3.30pm

Cakes, snacks and drinks served all day

🛍 Mersea Barns Shop

The shop sells deli goods, gifts and a small selection of children's toys and books.

🍟Food at Mersea Barns

The food was fantastic. Everyone's breakfast was great, a special mention for the French toast. There is also a children's lunch menu. Picnic boxes from £5.50 and hot meals from £7.50. The coffee was also great.

👧 Service at Mersea Barns

The service was... mixed. That being said our waitress was super friendly and gave good service.

🛝 Play Area at Mersea Barns

The play area is sand based. There are a number of balancing beams, logs and ropes. Good for balancing and also good for playing with vehicles. There were a few diggers and spades available to play with. There is also a sand table. It's easy to keep an eye on the children from the seating area.

There is a grassy space next to the sandpit area.

Mersea Barns
Mersea Barns

🎨 Messy Play at Mersea Barns

There is also a covered Messy Play space with a messy kitchen, dino world and playdoh station at Mersea Barns. We didn't try out the messy play so I can't comment on it. Children £6.50, Adults £2

Eating out with kids is hard! Kid-friendly places often don't have great food. The food and coffee were so good at Mersea Barns, making it a Parks of Essex recommendation.


🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ✅

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ✅

🚻 Toilets ✅

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

30 minutes - 1 hour

Post Updated February 2024


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