Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell

#47 of 118 in Parks in Essex
Hainault Forest Country Park is located in Chigwell. Using our custom trip planner, Chigwell attractions like Hainault Forest Country Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a big place to explore with forests, open fields and a lake. You can't really fish in the lake, except for certain areas and the requirement of a permit. Also they don't allow drones or remote co...  more »
  • Highly recommended as always. I grew up visiting hainault and it's only improved with time. I now love taking my children. We visited this week and hired a row boat for £10 for 30 minutes. Leave a £10...  more »
  • Had a lovely morning exploring this forest. It had rained the night before so the forest was fresh. Great for small children too as there was evidence of tree logs being used a dams in the rivers  more »
  • It's a park with plenty of open space to flop or play in and the forest itself is always worth a wander around. The zoo is OK for the younger members of the family. The boating lake is not huge but worth a go if you have never done it before but on a nice day there is a good chance you will be in the queue longer than you are in the boat. The cafe has a good variety of food and drink on offer and the prices are reasonable but it does get very busy and very untidy and attractive to flies and wasps. It's a good way to fill a few hours but if you are driving there are bigger, better parks a few more miles further into Essex
  • If you like forestry walks this is a good shout. It has tree carvings lettered around the area for you to encounter and each one is weirder than the last. Truly an adventure
  • Brilliant place. Lots to do for both adults and children. Then are even rowing boats, and a really good café.
  • Cheap day out for the family. My kids love it. Lots of running space also
  • Great place for a day out they have a cafe fishing lake great for all the family try it some time only down side u have to pay for parking

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