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Within easy reach of London

South Woodham Ferrers is a town in Chelmsford, Essex approximately 35 miles away from London. There's easy access to London with a regular service to London Liverpool Street that takes approximately 52 minutes making a trip around the major sights of England's capital really convenient.

Local wildlife attractions in Essex

If you want to get out and about more locally, there is Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park and Tropical Wings Zoo that are both well worth a visit - particularly for younger families. At Marsh Farm, you can feed birds, groom ponies, pet animals and enjoy outdoor/indoor play areas. At the family attraction of Tropical Wings Zoo, walk through the Tropical House at any time of the year and admire free flying butterflies and birds. Enjoy up close views with Ring Tailed Lemur monkeys and enter the Wallaby walk, a walk-through enclosure with Red-necked Wallabies co-habiting with other interesting animals such as the rabbit-like Patagonian Mara.

An English country garden

Grown from just six trees, RHS Garden Hyde Hall is a spectacular 360 acre garden space with constant development from the gardening team making this a real treat for an outdoor stroll. The gardens have come on a long way since 1955 when there were only six trees. With multiple interconnecting gardens, reading room, cafe, restaurant and gift shop RHS Garden Hyde Hall is well wothy of a visit. Free for RHS members or for non-members make your tickets cheaper by buying online.