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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Nature Reserve, £1-£2

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

Details

This 200 acre nature reserve is situated on the banks of the River Colne with magnificent views over the Colne Estuary and saltmarsh. There is a great range of habitats from heathland, woodland, scrub to ponds and lakes with 10 hides to relax and watch the wildlife from.
The visitor centre includes a well-stocked gift shop and tearoom offering light lunches, snacks and hot and cold drinks.
Easy access toilet & baby changing facilities.
Activities and Events: Children’s activities are available every school holiday. Children’s outdoor birthday parties and weekly toddler group available throughout the year. Regular adult activities including guided walks and workshops available. Full details on the website or Facebook.

We have a room that groups can hire 12 boardroom style or 20 adults conference.
Refreshments for room by arrangement.
Group bookings accepted, catering available and tours can be arranged.

Ample coach/car parking

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open Daily 9am - 5pm (1st Feb - 30th Nov)
Open Daily 9am - 4pm (1st Dec - 31st January)
Closed Christmas & Boxing Day

Prices

Entry by suggested donation:
Adult £2
Child £1
Family £5 (2 adults & 2 children)

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 12 Dec Wednesday Wellness Walk

Contact

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

Address

South Green Road,
Fingringhoe,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO5 7DN

Directions

See location of Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 047192  Lat: 51.83457 Long: 0.97100

Signposted off B1025 Colchester to Mersea Island road.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit