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BELFAIRS PARK and nature reserve

Home to a number of historic landscape features and a wide variety of flora and fauna, including several nationallythreatened species. The woods are enjoyed by visitors for walking, cycling, horse riding, golf and bowls. Belfairs Woodland Centre is a visitor, community and education centre which runs a range of conservation and educational events throughout the year.


Offers a wide range of sports facilities, with beautiful formal gardens, areas of recreation, and a children’s playground.


A great park with a mixture of sports pitches, formal gardens, a children’s play area and tranquil model boating lake.


Great facilities for sports and recreation, as well as ornamental gardens, courtyard style sun garden and rose garden.

prittlewell square

The oldest surviving public park in Southend dating from 1855, with ornamental gardens, pond and fountain.

shoebury park

You can play football, tennis, basketball, and cricket. Or just spend the afternoon exploring the wildflower meadow.

gunners park

A large coastal nature reserve, providing a habitat for wildlife. A great place for an afternoon stroll in the sunshine.

Visit Southend | 2017 Destination Guide  

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