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Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 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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  • This is such a handy, pretty, large and safe place to wander. See over to Kent or in towards London, from several vantage points, too. Carry your camera - lots of wildlife as well as some Gruffalos fo...  read more »
  • Two areas joined by a narrow corridor. One wooded with plenty of streams, gentle climbs and paths to wander around. The other a bit more open but still great to walk in. Options to cycle ride and for ...  read more »
  • Took the dog for a walk here few days ago, huge wooded area with nature walks and a gient mouse and fox and owl, to name a few! They have a little shop and a tea room with outside seating. Just a bit ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • just returned from a lovely bank holiday monday afternoon, we walked, climbed trees, enjoyed some peaceful family time, and followed the gruffalo trail. great time for grand parents, parent and children.
  • Nice park with a nice tea room. Well mapped walks.
  • My mum and dad started off going here and we all love it. Fantastic for even little toddlers to run about in a fab expanse of land. Brilliant for some fresh air and to wear them out. There is even an area that you can park up and use disposable bbqs. Can't wait to go back.
  • Lovely place to walk and enjoy nature. Can get quite muddy and busy so be prepared!
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