Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell

#49 of 117 in Parks in Essex
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  • We visited Hainault Forest Country Park as part of a end of term nursery trip. My son is 4 years old and he really enjoyed himself, at that age its quite the adventure. Little logs, small stream to ju...  more »
  • Visited on Sunday 4th February. Very fresh out but still a lovely walk! Took my 4 year old niece along to see the animals. It was great to see such a variety of animals at the country park! It was als...  more »
  • As an extended family we went to the park for a stroll. Over 2 miles later we had completed one of the walks at a gentle pace through woods, fields and around the lake. Visiting the zoo from outside t...  more »
  • Wouldn’t know how good the park is, arrived on a sunny Sunday afternoon and both tiny car parks were full with gridlock traffic trying to get in and out. They have a lovely overflow car park however it was locked for some unknown reason? Seeing as I couldn’t get parked I had no choice but to turn round and leave. From what I could see through my car windows it seemed like a very nice park. Better parking management please.
  • Great place for adults, kids and dogs. We come here alot. You can go through the farm and let the animals. Take a boat out on the lake, go fishing. You can go through the forest and find all the amazing hidden play areas. They have done a great job. I'm not personally a fan of the cafe they have but it is always busy.
  • Very nice park. Main attraction is the farm/zoo. Lake with ducks & geese. Might have some sort of boats. Parking, we paid for 1h and when that was expiring we paid for another using the phone. We stayed for 1h30m then went to the boulder park at fairlop waters which I would also recommend
  • Great space for a family. Parking is £3.50 all day or £1 for an hour. There's a farm with horses, sheep, pigs, meerkats, etc. A lake, and woodland where buggies are accessible. There's a cafe with a good choice of snack food (inc chips) and clean toilets. Overall a great park for all the family.
  • I have been visiting the park for 30 years. Plenty of space for family picnics and play. Nice little free petting zoo open during the warmer months
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