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Find out more about educational activities at the park.
We offer a range of birthday parties from den-building to scavenger hunts along the beach.
On summer days up to 15 types of butterfly can be seen in a day feeding on the meadows and hedgerows.
Find out more about the flora and fauna of Cudmore Grove on our ranger’s blog, Mersea Wildlife.
You'll also find a sandy beach, impressive views, rolling grasslands and meadows buzzing with wildlife.
There are designated routes for cyclists and horse riders marked on the Map of Cudmore Grove - PDF, 108KB. Cyclists are welcome to stray from the designated routes on the park with care for other users.After WWII, the land was farmed until purchased by Essex County Council in 1974 as a site for recreation, and historic and conservation importance.The foot ferry between Brightlingsea, Point Clear and East Mersea provides easy access for local people and visitors from early April to end of October.The boat’s ramp can be lowered for wheelchair users and cyclists.
The crossing to Brightlingsea takes around 9 minutes.
Winter is the best season for birdwatching with sea-duck and grebes in the Colne estuary, up to 15 types of wader on the rich mudflats and maybe a glimpse of a hunting bird of prey like a peregrine or marsh harrier.