A popular outdoor centre is re-opening soon, it has been confirmed.

Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre, in South Ockendon, is re-opening to visitors from Monday.

Plenty of activities will be available for visitors, which include kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, archery and high ropes.

These will be available from Monday to Saturday for £9 per person, per session.

The number of individuals and family groups able to participate will be reduced following Government guidance, ensuring activity safety ratios are met with instructors and attendees.

Additional handwashing facilities have been installed and social distancing will be maintained at all times, council officials insist.

Adequate time will be provided between sessions to ensure that equipment can be cleaned and prepared by the instructors.

Andrew Jefferies, councillor in charge of education at Thurrock Council, said: “Grangewaters has been open for educational groups since Monday 4 July and I am delighted that following Government guidance the team can welcome back family bookings for members of the public.

“Thank you to our Grangewaters team who are taking every measure possible to ensure that outdoor education remains fun and engaging for our young people and families, and above all a safe environment in which they can learn, grow and achieve.”

To find out more, visit thurrock.gov.uk/Grangewaters.