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 »
  • Definitely worth a visit over an autumn weekend. The forest during the months of Sept-Oct is looking at its best. Unlike many spots in nearby Epping Forest, Hainault Forest though clearly much smaller is certainly adequate for an hour or two stroll and certainly less busy. Parking is plentiful, reasonably priced and hosts a simple cafe. Also nearby is a great little petting zoo or urban farm with chickens, goats, ponies and meerkats.
  • A beautiful and a peaceful forest park about an hour from central London. You will find ample open spaces and stretches of forest. There's a beautiful lake with full of ducks, geese and swans. There's also a little farm zoo and a cafe next to it. Some parts of the park are not that clean. A nice place for a family day out, boat ride, jog, tree walk, fly a kite and just for relaxing.
  • Lovely place, except I went there during a rainy day. Still a good place for a little adventure. There are some toilets but at the entrance next to a café, they serve really nice hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows.
  • Hainault forest is lovely. Walking with my dogs around. The lake. Then on the hill its great. But. Pay and. Display. £3. For the day. Is good. But £1. For an hour. Not good. £1 50. For 1\12. Hours thats better.
  • Highly recommended. Car park is available on reasonable price. My daughter had a great time walking around and watching animals and birds.

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