Belfairs Woods, near Southend-on-Sea in Essex, is an area of ancient woodland, comprising of a nature reserve, park and lots of family-friendly facilities. Belfairs Woodland Centre was opened in 2013 by the BBC's Springwatch programme and is an educational space where school groups and families can learn about the region's butterflies, birds and ancient trees. If you're staying in a nearby hotel in Essex, Belfairs Woods is a great place to get away from it all and explore the natural world with your family.
Explore Nature in Belfairs Woods from Hotels In Essex
Belfairs Nature Reserve is a semi-natural ancient woodland, the kind of woodland that once covered most of South East Essex. Today, the region is an important reserve for thousands of fungi, flora and fauna, which you and your family can learn about in Belfairs Woodland Centre. Take a relaxing stroll alongside a babbling brook, enjoy some golf or even giddy-up and see the reserve from a different perspective on horseback. it's all on your doorstop if you're staying in nearby Essex hotels.
Visit Belfairs Woods from Southend Hotels
Close to Belfairs Woods you'll find lots of quality hotels, such as The Swann Inn Felsted in Dunmow and Blatches Farm on Braintree Road. These charming rural hotels are perfectly placed if you're planning a day out at Belfairs Woods, exploring the ancient woodlands, learning about the region's plant and animal life or enjoying one of the many activities available nearby.
There is a lot to keep you and your family busy at Belfairs Woods and the surrounding areas. The woodland is right next to a golf course and there are facilities for bowling, tennis, basketball, football and cycling. When you need to recharge the batteries, why not pop into the restaurant or tea rooms? The woodlands are free to visit and are easily reached by car, with a recently opened car park close by. If you're staying in a hotel in Essex, a day out in Belfairs Woods with the family is a day you'll remember for ever, and you'll hopefully learn something about the natural world while you're enjoying your Essex break.