Things to do at Hanningfield

Things to do At Hanningfield Waterside Park

Spend time with the people you care about in a fabulous setting.

Bring along the family to enjoy a wander around this breath taking reservoir, or through the warming woodland. Hanningfield is renowned for its nationally important populations of wildfowl and the reservoir is a wonderful haven for nature and wildlife. With numerous bird hides to watch from and plenty of viewing points to stop and have a rest, you are certain to spot some fantastic displays of natural wonder. Feeling peckish, we have the perfect spot for a bite to eat. Cafe on the Water and Gift Shop, offers delicious meals, spectacular views and that little bit of retail therapy to take home a token to remind you of a great day out.

Plan Your Trip Things to do at Hanningfield

Cafe

Enjoy stylish interior, quality food and drink, plus the option of eating indoors or out on the fantastic decking area with awe inspiring views. The perfect place to catch up with friends and family.

Gift shop

Offering home gifts from near and far, homemade jams and honeys, handmade wooden toys and much more, you can’t but help take a look around this exquisite shop and take yourself a treat home.

Walking

Take a wander through the woodland and see what you can find. Joining up with the Essex Wildlife Trust this entrancing walk can open up your imagination and helps boost your health and wellbeing.

Picnic

There is nothing better than packing up a delicious picnic and enjoying family time at a breath taking location. We have the perfect spot for you right here.

Nature

Recognised as a site of special scientific interest for its nationally important populations of wildfowl. It is among the top places in the country to watch both woodland and wetland birds.

Learn to Fish

Our fishing lessons are a great way to get you and the family outdoors and learning a new skill that will last a lifetime.

Fishing

A fantastic sport, with tons of health benefits and something the family can enjoy together. Once you get that first bite, you will be hooked.

Cafe on the Water at Hanningfield

Newly refurbished in 2018, this is a one of a kind, must-do pit stop when enjoying Hanningfield Waterside Park. It is not just the food that will have you returning again and again, take a seat out on the decking and be taken away by the breath taking views!

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