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Hainault Forest Country Park

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Romford Road, Chigwell IG7 4QW, England
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Dog walking

I take my dogs here regularly. There are great view from the edge of the forest and many hidden... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
lovelylolly
via mobile
Great sightings

Amazing outdoor locations. Scenery is amazing. Always come here with my dogs. They love having a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
davidkurr84
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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  • Average14%
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Travellers talk about
“boating lake” (16 reviews)
“animal farm” (4 reviews)
“rowing boat” (2 reviews)
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Romford Road, Chigwell IG7 4QW, England
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"boating lake"
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"animal farm"
in 4 reviews
"rowing boat"
in 2 reviews
"flying kites"
in 2 reviews
"ducks and geese"
in 2 reviews
"bike ride"
in 2 reviews
"mini zoo"
in 2 reviews
"dog walking"
in 3 reviews
"nice sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"small farm"
in 2 reviews
"run around"
in 2 reviews
"cup of tea"
in 3 reviews
"small cafe"
in 2 reviews
"an ice cream"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"my mum"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
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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

3  Thank lovelylolly
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing outdoor locations. Scenery is amazing. Always come here with my dogs. They love having a good walk around this massive Forrest/Park. Beautiful lake settings with wildlife throughout

1  Thank davidkurr84
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lovely place, and I'd go a lot, but for the system of parking. All parking has to be paid for, and the only way to pay is via your mobile. It may be cost saving for the Council, but here's yet another person who can't...More

5  Thank KiwiAbroad56
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Have been coming here since I was a kid and it used to be free. Still kept coming when they started charging, because it is a lovely peaceful place, with a little farm for the kids and somewhere to buy ice cream. But now you...More

3  Thank Annoyed381
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Now that the sun is out in all its glory I must say that Hainault Forest is one of my favourite spots for a lazy afternoon enjoying nature and fresh air. There is a lovely pond where ducks swim serenely. Visitors can be seen leisurely...More

Thank Ree D
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Not great condition but could be a fabulous course. Very good layout and a good test. Good value at £18 a head. Newly owned cafe needs a lot of improvement

Thank loughtonmark
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Ihave been coming here for about 45 years, but the fact that you NOW have to use a mobile phone and a credit card to pay for parking and at Fairlop Waters has put me off.

3  Thank EssexDorothy
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Absolutely a great place to go for family time. Our Grandchildren love it here.... lovely for all ages. Lots of seating for a rest after lots of walks. Take a picnic. There is so much to do here you won’t be disappointed. Good Fun.

2  Thank rona c
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful warm day qith a blue sky. Took a picnic as plenty of seating if you can't sit on the grass or there is a cafe with seating on site too. We enjoyed walking around the lake watching people on the...More

1  Thank Alison J
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely surroundings Great valued, tasty food and drinks Boat hires on lake Mini farm - so cute Lovely huge space- and extremely peaceful- you do not even think you are in Hainault Amazing for a day out in the sun ☀️

Thank Trinaandgarry
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Amie L
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Response from Ree D | Reviewed this property |
When we were there recently there were visitors on the water so I assume that you can.
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Georgina C
27 June 2018|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are
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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
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