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The Essex Peter Rabbit Trail

Everything you need to know about the Essex Peter Rabbit Trail, based at the Langdon Nature Discovery Centre. The Langdon Nature Reserve is maintained by the Essex Wildlife Trust.

We love the Peter Rabbit character trail at Langdon Nature Discovery Park. There are a series of wooden characters along the trail including all the Peter Rabbit favourites such as Jemima Puddleduck and Benjamin Rabbit.

Where is the Essex Peter Rabbit Trail?

Langdon Nature Discovery Park, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon, SS16 6EJ

Where to Park for the Peter Rabbit Trail

There is free car parking in the large car park

How much does the Peter Rabbit Trail Cost?

Entry is free, donations are welcome to support Essex Wildlife Trust. Trail maps cost just £1 at the visitor centre, making this a very cheap day out.

How long does the Peter Rabbit Trail take? The trail takes round 45 minutes to complete. There is a hard pathway around the trail although it is muddy in places.

Is the Peter Rabbit Trail accessible and buggy friendly? The Peter Rabbit Trail is mainly on hard pathways. However there are sections of the trail that enter grass/wooded areas so may not be accessible for wheelchair users.

What facilities are at the Peter Rabbit Trail?

There is a visitor centre at Langdon Nature Park. Inside the Centre is a cafe, toilets (including accessible and baby change) and gift shop. There were plenty of Peter Rabbit souvenirs in the gift shop including clothes and books.

Is there a playground at the Peter Rabbit Trail?

No, there is not a playground at Langdon Nature Discovery Centre

What age is it the Peter Rabbit Trail suitable for?

The wooden sculptures are very well done and make good photo opportunities. However, they are not interactive and there are no clues. Older children may not be as interested as younger children. If you are looking for a trail with more activities I recommend the Zog Trail, which is more interactive and also utilised an augmented reality App.

Langdon Nature Discovery Park

The Langdon Nature Discovery Centre is set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises of woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens.

Is the Peter Rabbit Trail Dog Friendly? We met lots of dogs on our walk. The park is very dog friendly, other than in the visitor centre.

More Trails

If you love character trails, you can check out the Essex Stick Man Trail! There is also an Essex Wind in the Willows Trail at Hanningfield Reservoir, another Essex Wildlife Trust site.

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