Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood

#1 of 10 in Outdoors in Borough of Brentwood
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. Put Thorndon Country Park into our Borough of Brentwood trip itinerary planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Borough of Brentwood.
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  • Lots of variety of woodland and flora year round. Essex Widlife Trust centre is good with lots of activities in school hols and useful guides. Parking is on the expensive side. But footpaths link the ...  more »
  • Lovely place for kids to run around and have the gruffolo trail for an activity and get your kids a 50p map from the shop. Take a picnic and a ball and hours of fun outdoors! It is the woods and field...  more »
  • We visited a few years ago and enjoyed searching for the Gruffallo. So we thought we'd come again 3 years later now we have a dog and have to say we were thoroughly bored. The woods were saturated wit...  more »
  • A lovely safe park. Ideal for families, dogs, cyclists and horses. You can do things near the car parks or centres, or go further afield to a variety of different landscapes including views over the Thames towards Kent.
  • Some brilliant walks for the family. Only issue is the lack of phone signal. So watch out if your leaving by taxi and you need to book one back by your phone.
  • Excellent place to run wild as a child or adult. Great atmosphere , great walks, peaceful when not busy.
  • A gruffolo trail which is lovely for youngsters. Cafe and nice toilets. Camps made from logs and hidden trails. Great for dog walking too
  • Lovely place for the family, especially the kids. Lovely small gruffalo trail just right for little kids. Good facilities in centre.

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