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Wat Tyler Country Park has a range of excellent facilities

Wat Tyler Centre - exterior

New state of the art classrooms: including data projection, interactive whiteboards, high powered microscope and a range of field and laboratory equipment.

Outdoor classroom: we have a dedicated educational area adjacent to our classrooms, featuring six purpose built ponds with dipping platforms, a wildlife meadow area and hedgerow.

Toilets facilities: two sets of dedicated education toilets.

Covered eating areas: you will be allocated a classroom for the day, including lunchtime.  You also have the option of eating outside or in our large open sided barn.  The Wat Tyler Cafe is also available for a range of food and drinks.  Vending machines are available in the shop area and the covered barn.

Gift shop: a range of souvenirs can be purchased here.  Alternatively gift bags can be provided.  (Organised/school groups please advise us of your needs well in advance of your visit).

Parking: free parking is available for several hundred cars on the site.  We also have a dedicated coach drop off point.

Residential centre: Available for our residential education programme (catered/self-catered), private hire and organised group visit Residential visits

Wat Tyler Country Park: 125 acres of various habitats such as hawthorn scrub, ponds, reedbeds, wildflower meadows and saltmarsh which support a wide variety of wildlife.  The site is designated SSSI (site of special interest) status due to the wide range animals and plants in the park. 

Historic buildings: a number of thatched cottages (dating back to the 15th century), a thatched barn and buildings/blast mounds of the former Pitsea Hall Dynamite Factory are available for use in our heritage based education programmes. 

Playground and other attractions: there is an extensive adventure playground with areas for different ages.  During in holidays and weekends a range of other attractions are available including miniature railway and bouncy castles.  Please note these are not run by the Education Team.

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