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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre - Meeting/Educat

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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre - Meeting/Educat - Colchester District

The rooms available for hire at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre are an ideal venue for meetings or events up to a maximum capacity of 35 conference style. Abberton Reservoir is a wetland site of international importance for wildfowl. Up to 40,000 ducks, swans and geese visit each year. There are fabulous views over the reservoir and excellent opportunities for bird watching and walking around the reserve.


Telephone: 01206 738172



Address and Contact Details

Address: Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre Church Rd Layer-de-la-Haye Colchester Essex

Postcode: CO2 0EU

Directions: The Visitor Centre is 6 miles SW of Colchester on the B1026 (a minor road linking Colchester and Maldon) just S of Layer de la Haye - follow the brown and white "Abberton Reservoir visitor centre" signs.

Contact Name: Jo Wray

Contact Position: Senior Warden & Team Leader

Contact Number: 01206 738172

Contact Fax: 01206 738292

Contact Email:



Hall & Meeting Rooms Seating Charge Facilities
Education Room 35 conference style Community hire: from £50 per half day/ £15 per hou Urn and cups are available
Small Meeting Room 12 board room style Community hire: from £25 per half day/ £10 per hou

Inside Facilities: Toilets Disabled access throughout the building Sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Outdoor Facilities: Large car park Nature reserve with footpaths and bird hides Bespoke wild play area


Community Events planned throughout the year for all ages. A full programme of Children’s events during school holidays. For more details please see Abberton pages on

Village hall events Star gazing, guided walks, birding events, annual Wildlife & Country Fair

Health & Clinics

Arts & Creative Evening craft courses January to June


Hire details

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