Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell

#46 of 118 in Parks in Essex
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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 »
  • 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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