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Hainault Forest Country Park

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Great country park with lots to explore,there's a little animal farm,you can't really get close... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon J
Harlow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting forest walks

Lots of different trails to follow lots of things for children to discover zoo area has a variety... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St Austell, United Kingdom
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“boating lake”(16 reviews)
“animal farm”(5 reviews)
“mini zoo”(3 reviews)
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Romford Road, Chigwell IG7 4QW, England
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All reviewsboating lakeanimal farmmini zooflying kitesgreat place to take the kidsbike ridesmall farmhot drinksdog walkingnice sunny daycup of teasmall animalsrun aroundsmall cafean ice creammy mumall ages
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is lovely for long walks and picnics. There is a farm with lots of animals which the children enjoy and often visit. There is also a nice shop/cafe where you can buy ice cream and hot drinks. Recommended if you are in the...More

Thank IlknurAydemir
Reviewed 1 week ago

With such a large area and a cafe as well. This is a great place to take the kids as you have the small pet zoo within the park as well as a great place to walk or take the dog. You have to pay...More

Thank bobbyp205
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great country park with lots to explore,there's a little animal farm,you can't really get close enough to pet the animals but looks to look at,meercat enclosure could do with an update,there's a reasonable priced cafe and car parking is to pay by phone only,as we...More

Thank Simon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a small farm/zoo that needs some TLC. The meerkat enclosure is just sad. The forest walks and area around the lake are nice . If you walk up the hill you get a good view of Central London. The little cafe is great for...More

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since coming to this park a few years ago it seems to have gone downhill, drastically. Firstly you have to download and log onto parking app, Ringo, as there are no pay machines. This is okay for people who are computer wise. The charge is...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a nice walk it’s lovely, but look for a play park for over 8’s, or boats on the lake or a visitors centre and you’re out of luck. All are advertised on maps in the park and on line. The farm is...More

Thank VictoriaEssex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing was a nightmare trying to park the car was on the phone for at least 15 minutes trying to register with company. Disappointed with farm hardly any animals and they all looked rather sad !!! Play area for kids awful considering size of...More

1  Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of different trails to follow lots of things for children to discover zoo area has a variety of small animals and children can get up close and enjoy hands on with some only thing I found is that there was a lack of toilet...More

Thank edney27
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I am an avid festival goer and 1 thing I hate is uneven ground. This place however seems very flat and it leaves your feet and knees not feeling so battered after so I am thankful for that!

Thank Xcloose
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I take my dogs here regularly. There are great view from the edge of the forest and many hidden wood carvings, some very creepy. There is a small animal park and a cafe too. It's a beautiful place, but the paying for car parking is...More

4  Thank lovelylolly
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Amie L
29 July 2018|
Response from Ree D | Reviewed this property |
When we were there recently there were visitors on the water so I assume that you can.
Georgina C
27 June 2018|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are
Peter G
17 September 2017|
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Response from Victoriaimagine | Reviewed this property |
I've walked through here in the night time. Sometimes they do guided bat walks late in the evening