Thames Estuary Lobster Hatchery

Coffee Shop Tendring

Welcome To Thames Estuary Lobster Hatchery

Lobster Hatchery Tendring

Situated in Brightlingsea on the Essex coast, we are dedicated to conserving and growing the native lobster population. Not only do we work hard to increase the lobster population but you are also free to visit. We take great pride in educating everyone about these amazing animals. The lobster population has been steadily decreasing in past years. The goal of our lobster hatchery is to return them back to their once-thriving population. Lobster’s play a key role in the local estuary’s ecosystem. They can also provide a local and sustainable food source.

Visit Our Lobster Hatchery Tendring

There are many schools and groups which visit to learn about the wonders of lobster conservation. A visit to the Thames Estuary Lobster Hatchery is a unique and informative experience for schools. With hands-on experiences and informative talks from our expert team, all tailored to your specific learning goals, a visit to our hatchery is an engaging and educational adventure that will inspire students to care for the environment and preserve our delicate marine ecosystems. To find out more about class visits – click here. Everyone is welcome here, you can purchase entry on our website or on the door when you arrive. Find out about what events we have coming up here.

Coffee Shop And Soft Play Area Tendring

There’s so much more to do at our lobster hatchery in Tendring. Find a wonderful little soft play and activity area that the kids enjoy. This soft play area is also available to hire for birthdays. Our coffee shop is the perfect place to take a rest and enjoy some hot drinks. Furthermore, once a month we open a seafood buffet. This buffet seats up to 40/50 people and can be booked by getting in touch with us. It’s all you can eat and supplies a range of sea food including; Brightlingsea oysters, dressed crabs, cockles, mussels, smoked mackerel and an array of other sea food from the surrounding areas.

Education | Conservation | Research

Find lots more information over on our own website. There’s truly so much to do here, we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. If you haven’t visited before then you can find a map on this page which shows our exact location. To speak with one of our friendly team, simply get in touch. If you are a school or class then we always appreciate booking ahead of time so that we can prepare for you and make your visit that much better. If you have any requirements or specific needs then speak to us and we will do our best to accommodate.

Keep in touch and up to date with all of our latest news and information by following our Facebook page. We post regular updates and imagery of everything that goes on at our Lobster hatchery. Be the first to know about our upcoming events and changes.

Coffee Shop Tendring

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Thames Estuary Lobster Hatchery, Shipyard Estate, Brightlingsea,


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