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Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell

Hainault Forest is is wonderful for woodland walks. There is also a large lake, where you can hire boats in the summer. There are toilets and a cafe close to the car park. The Hainault Forest adventure playground was renovated in July 2023 and is a great addition to the park.

Where is Hainault Forest Country Park?

📍Hainault Forest Country Park

Romford Road



🅿️ Parking - Where to park at Hainault Country Park

There is a car park close to the playground

Up to 1 hour: £1.40

Up to 2 hours: £2.40

All day: £5.20

Cashless parking - RingGo

Adventure Playground at Hainault Country Park

What play equipment is there at the Hainault Forest Country Park playground?

The NEW playground is suitable for children of all ages. There is equipment for toddlers through to teenagers.

The playground is wooden and has climbing frames with a tube slide. There is plenty of climbing and balancing equipment. There are also tunnels.

Thomas Train Ride, the Hainault Express Train

Did you know there is a Thomas Train Ride at Hainault Park? Train journeys are only £3 per person! Read More about in our post:

Is there a cafe at Hainault Forest Country Park?

There is a cafe at Hainault Forest Country Park - 1856 Cafe. Read more here

There are no kids meals available

Are there toilets at Hainault Forest Country Park?

There are toilets at Hainault Park including accessible and baby change toilets

Visitor Centre at Hainault Forest Country Park?

The visitor centre at Hainault Forest Country Park is managed by the Woodland Trust. There is information about the trails at the Hainault Forest Country Park and also a gift shop. The Hainault Forest Country Park Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm.

Foxburrows Farm Hainault Country Park

Animals at Foxburrows Farm include pigs, ponies, alpacas, sheep, duck, chicken, peacock and goats. Foxburrows Farm is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (4pm in Winter). Admission to the farm is free, although a minimum donation of £1 per child and £2 per adult is encouraged to support running costs. Read more about Foxburrows Farm Here.

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🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ✅

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ✅

🚻 Toilets ✅

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ✅

1 hour +

Post last updated April 2024


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