Animal Mysteries Summer Trail at Thorndon Country Park (South)
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 Thorndon (South) Country Park CM13 3LW 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
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Save money with your Explorer Pass
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.
From mid-September, artists Walter and Zoniel present an ambitious public art project across Essex green spaces.
- Dates: September 15, 2023 - April 30, 2024
- Venue: Thorndon Country Park
- For the whole family
- Price: FREE