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Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood

(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Take a stroll through the woods and open spaces of Thorndon Country Park. Kids will love the Gruffalo trail, with sculptures of characters from popular children's book scattered along the paths. You will find plenty of other walking, cycling, and horseback-riding trails throughout the park, taking you past tranquil ponds, picnic areas, and viewpoints where you can see all the way to Canary Wharf. Orienteering courses also crisscross the park. After enjoying the fresh air, stop by the cafe or shop and tearoom for some refreshments. A visit to Thorndon Country Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Upminster trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Fab walk with my 3 year old, 1 Year old and our dog. Set out in a manageable distance for my 3 year old to manage on his bike without getting tired legs. Both kids loved finding all of the Gruffalo ch...  more »
  • Parked at other Thorndon and walked to the Gruffalo Thorndon for a spot of lunch. Got there and they weren't serving hot food as they were too busy. Bearing in mind it was half term I would have thoug...  more »
  • I visited here with my partner and two dogs for a Sunday stroll, we only live around the corner and thought it would be a nice change to the woods we normally walk through. Although it's nice to walk ...  more »
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  • Great park. The Gruffalo trail is basic but the carvings are well done and it's all about the trees at the end of the day.
  • Great park, we come here every once in a while to walk our dog. So far I haven't found any free parking. There is designated parking for park visitors which is a couple of pounds for two hours.
  • Huge park with bike hire, cafe and gift shop. Pay to park a car is a downside. Great place for autumn walks in the woods.
  • Great for family walks or mountain biking for beginners.
  • It's ok, there's a Gruffalo trail for small children, it's possible to get around most of the place by pram. Can also hire bikes for a short ride around. Views are nothing special. Not worth travelling far to, but great for locals.