Animal Mysteries Summer Trail at Great Notley Country Park

Help our rangers find the animals hiding in the parks this summer holidays . . .

Head to one of seven Essex Country Parks this school summer holiday, including Great Notley Country Park, and pick up a FREE Animal Mysteries Summer Trail booklet while stocks last, print at home or download the activities straight to your phone.

Help your children find the animals hiding in the parks, count up your answers and send them in to enter our prize draw to win a Colchester Zoo Animal Experience!

Have fun with the selfie board, use the spotter’s guide to see what else you can spy, and make a day of it.

  • Download the Trail to your phone here
  • Print the Trail at home here
  • Print the Summer Spotters Guide here

Part of the Essex Year of Numbers

Event details


July 22 - September 3, 2023


10:00am - 4:00pm



Who for?

Primary School aged children


Great Notley Country Park

Braintree, Great Notley, Essex, England, CM77 7FS

How to book

*Car parking charges apply

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*New* Family Forest School at Great Notley Country Park

Following the success of Spooky Forest School in 2023, we are pleased to confirm a brand NEW Family Forest School running once a month on Saturdays at Great Notley Country Park.

  • Dates:
    • March 2, 2024
    • April 6, 2024
    • May 18, 2024
    • June 1, 2024
    • July 6, 2024
  • Venue: Great Notley Country Park
  • Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • For the whole family
  • Price: £10