Explorer pass

Save with your Explorer Pass

Explorer pass

Save money on car parking and more with our Explorer Pass.

Save with your Explorer Pass

10% off in the January Sale, 26 December - 31 January 2020

Modern lifestyles can mean we don’t get out as much as we perhaps should. But the benefits of exercise to both adults and children are huge. There is lots of research to show that regular exercise boosts mood and self-esteem as well as reducing risk of illness. Studies also show that ‘green exercise’ in natural surroundings has the biggest impact on mood.

At the Explore Essex group of parks and places there is plenty of space to get out and about and let yourselves run free. Dress up warm, and take a stroll along beautiful footpaths, or run wild across the rolling grasslands. Discover all that nature has to offer throughout the seasons. Jump in puddles, build dens, and spot wildlife.

Get your kids out and set their imaginations free as they play, climb and soar in beautiful outdoor locations. Specially designed, natural and unique play equipment has been commissioned and developed at many of the parks. Great Notley Country Park for example boasts the longest play trail in Essex and is also home to Sky Ropes.

Our annual Explore Essex Pass will give you and your family the freedom to explore some of the incredible places and green spaces that Essex has to offer, as many times as you like throughout the year, with free parking at seven country parks, 2 or 1 on Sky Ropes, priority booking on specific events, and 10% discounts at many cafes and visitor centres.

Your pass will entitle you to:

  • Car Parking at 7 country parks for a whole year – Belhus Woods, Cudmore Grove, Danbury, Great Notley, Hadleigh, Thorndon and Weald.
  • 2 for 1 Sky Ropes Voucher
  • 2 for 1 Starlight Cinema Voucher
  • 1 days free parking for family or friend
  • 10% discount at the Weald Café at the visitor centre
  • 10% discount at Belhus Café at the visitor centre
  • 10% discount from Stick Man Merchandise in the Visitor Centre at Weald Country Park.
  • 10% discount food and drink at Tiptree Barns Tearoom at Cressing Temple Barns
  • 10% discount food and drink at the Café (minimum spend £5) at Great Notley Country Park
  • 2 for 1 on tea and coffee at Thorndon Country Park (valid after 1.30pm, Mon-Fri, term time only, excludes bank holidays)
  • Priority booking on specific events

The cost of the pass per year: £75/car or £50/car for over 60’s/blue badge holders.

Save 10% in our January sale, discount should be automatically applied online.

You can purchase the Explorer Pass through MiPermit, or at the parks’ visitor centres.