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Hatfield Forest Nature Reserve

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Had a lovely walk around the forest on a beautiful day to make terrific use of our new NT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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Visited on the 25th September 2019

We enjoyed the walk from the car park along the board walk to the beautiful shell house. We met... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk around the forest on a beautiful day to make terrific use of our new NT membership. At the entrance kiosk a helpful girl pointed us in the right direction. The cafe kiosk had excellent service and super cups of coffee. Only...More

Thank love_britain49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the walk from the car park along the board walk to the beautiful shell house. We met the informative guide who told us about the history of the summer house. We saw ducks and swans. There were toilets, a place to purchase drinks...More

Thank judiths262
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended Woodfest festival. Festival is free and Camping is well overpriced. Lots of food (mostly unhealthy and not enough food stalls for the number of people) and stalls, with a good balance on natural products. My friends enjoyed the yoga. Fabulous site, we did lots...More

Thank Elephantemg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my young daughter and had a great time. Easy to find - 5 mins from roundabout for Stansted Airport services, and when you arrive the main entrance is manned with a NT member to help and answer questions. The whole area is well...More

Thank dan_uk_travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here to have a nature walk and picnic on our journey to the south coast. The forest was lovely, thought the signage could have been a little clearer to the cafe area.Impressed with the board walk ways. On arrival at the cafe area,...More

Thank Stuart60
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to spend an afternoon, good car park facility’s, cafe, shop, toilet block, benches to have picnics. The boat hire is reasonable and the paths and wooden walk ways are good for prams, bikes and wheelchairs. Places to play ball games and there are...More

Thank jandan71
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Extensive nature-ish experience available with the added benefit of loads of dens erected everywhere in this apparently ancient forest. However the experience is getting tired and, having recently visited the outstanding Itchen Valley Country Park in Southampton, it's now clear why my young children are...More

Thank ShinyMummy M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Just become a member of the national trust and go to the forest a lot. What a fun time the kids have. So much to do and too learn about

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful well kept Park. Great parking options and a well stocked cafe with very nice whipped ice cream! Lots of benches to sit and eat too. There’s a National Trust shop too which I always find myself buying cookies from - so yummy!...More

Thank Herrel B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Hatfield Forest on our way home from holiday and had a delightful morning. The views were stunning and we had a lovely time walking around the lake with our toddler. There was loads to do - from boating on the lake to a...More

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Response from frequentflyersuffolk | Reviewed this property |
Definitely - the cafeteria has tables outside so there is nowhere dogs are not welcome