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Thames Chase Forest Centre

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Thames Chase Trust Centre, Broadfields Farm, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS, England
+44 1708 642970
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Highway rat trail

My family and I are regular visitors to your lovely sight. Fab for walking our dog and out 2 and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Deborah M
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Easy morning out

Easy to park and the team have obviously done a massive amount to the place and keep on trying to... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
deanscott84
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“hire bikes”(5 reviews)
“dog walkers”(5 reviews)
“open space”(3 reviews)
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The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an inspirational example of landscape regeneration through cost effective environmental improvements that changes lives and demonstrates these values through exemplar community...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Thames Chase Trust Centre, Broadfields Farm, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS, England
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+44 1708 642970
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"home made cakes"
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

My family and I are regular visitors to your lovely sight. Fab for walking our dog and out 2 and 4 year old love the trail and play areas. Parking fee of only £2 for the day is great and thw traik pack is good...More

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Emma B, Fundraising & Engagement Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Deborah, thank you for your lovely review and comments! It's really nice to hear that you and your family enjoy your visits to Thames Chase, particularly our new activity trail. We're really sorry to hear that an interaction with one of the cafe team...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Easy to park and the team have obviously done a massive amount to the place and keep on trying to improve it. Car parking is only £2 for the whole day and they really do use the money for improvements on the site as it...More

Thank deanscott84
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Emma B, Fundraising & Engagement Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Dean, thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. It's really nice to hear that you have witnessed first hand the improvements we have made in the community forest over the years, and that you enjoy days out here with your family. We...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We visited for a few hours with the children. They scootered around the paths and enjoyed seeing all the wildlife and climbing on the tower and climbing frame. After they enjoyed a hot chocolate and a cake. You need to pay for parking here also.

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Emma B, Fundraising and Engagement Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your great review and comments, we're glad your children enjoyed seeing wildlife and exploring the play structures! We hope you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Bought a Highway Rat Trail pack and followed the trail around. Lots of things to look out for and note along the way. At the end the children enjoyed playing in the treehouse type climbing area and then us mums enjoyed a coffee. Great day.

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Emma B, Fundraising & Engagement Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and comments! We're glad you had fun on the Highway Rat Trail and hope you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Thames Chase has great walks with lots of things to explore and find for those with children.(maps are available in the shop) there is also a adventure playground which is clean and tidy. The cafe is lovely alto can be very expensive, which is a...More

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Emma B, Fundraising & Engagement Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your great review! Your comments will be passed on. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

First went about a year ago for a craft fair, really interesting. Been back a few times now either for a coffee and cake (best ginger cake) or lunch. Excellent selection of food, friendly staff throughout the centre. Plenty to keep the kids amused, different...More

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review! Your comments has been passed on to the cafe and to our volunteers. We hope you can visit Thames Chase and Broadfields again soon.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Had my Mum’s wake here. Facilities perfect and excellent staff so friendly and helpful. food from on site catering excellent and good value, all locally sourced ingredients home made cakes.. Parking for guests included in fee for room. Would recommend this centre without hesitation for...More

Thank _ianhobbs52
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and review, they have been passed on to the volunteer team and caterers. We are so glad you chose us to provide the setting for your day.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Calm cycling ... mind the dog walkers! Our 2<5 year olds and Peter Pans enjoy the play structures... They are spread about to entice any reluctants into walking! Beautiful old barn, pretty good cafe and loos. Please bring a rubbish bag ... please don't drop...More

Thank Nicholas B
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoy Thames Chase and Broadfields. Also, thank you for encouraging the Countryside Code!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times and have always had a thoroughly enjoyable trip. £2 fixed price parking is very reasonable if you are planning on spending a couple of hours there - which you can easily fill. We were a group of...More

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your comments and review, we are glad you and your family enjoyed visiting Thames Chase and Broadfields.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We came here for a family picnic and I think everyone enjoyed their day - though the weather of course helped! There was plenty for the kids to do in the pay park and on our walk around too. The paths were nice and wide,...More

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope you will visit Thames Chase Forest Centre and Broadfields again soon!

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sharon654
15 July 2015|
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Response from Thames C | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome at Thames Chase, just not inside the Visitors centre.
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Loufred12
14 July 2015|
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Response from Russmy | Reviewed this property |
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