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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 4 weeks ago
Simon J
Harlow, United Kingdom
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Interesting forest walks

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

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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 reviews boating lake animal farm mini zoo flying kites great place to take the kids bike ride small farm hot drinks dog walking nice sunny day cup of tea small animals run around small cafe an ice cream my mum all ages
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peoples Republic of Redbridge have decided to employ a company to oversee the parking the result of which you can now only pay by phone which is inconvenient for some people. The main reason for this is that parking machines can be vandalised. I...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank bobbyp205
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 September 2018

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 7 September 2018

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

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 September 2018 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 28 August 2018

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

2  Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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!

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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