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Thames Chase Forest Centre

Upminster, Greater London


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About Thames Chase Forest Centre

Fancy an educational day out with the kids? Venture into the scenic natural surroundings of the Thames Chase Visitor Centre, and introduce your little ones to the important role of trees. It’s also the perfect place to teach your kids to ride a bike, as there’s a whole network of flat, surfaced paths. 

Things To Do

At the Thames Chase Visitor Centre, your little adventurers will have plenty of opportunities to get active with 3 differing separate play areas to explore, including the Discovery Den. Not to mention exploring the forest on the Gruffalo's brand new party trail! Help him throw the best birthday bash!

Grab your binoculars and go bird-spotting or walk down a winding woodland trail - there are lots of great ones to pick from.

After a day of exploration, whip out your favourite blanket and enjoy a delicious picnic under the trees. Lie back and stare at the sky, watching all the different animals climb and fly above the canopy.

Thames Chase has a great local community which organises walking groups, yoga classes, community markets and more. They also host educational and craft sessions, especially for kids, plus loads of seasonal extras, so feel free to join in!

Food & Drink

Tuck into some snacks and drinks in the Thames Chase Cafe. It's the perfect place to rest up after a day of Thames Chase forest. 


Assistant dogs welcome

Easy access trail

8 accessible parking spaces 

Accessible toilet facilities are available.

- 40 sq miles of stunning woodland

- Family fun trails

- Great for easy cycling

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Brand New Gruffalo Party Trail!

Take to the forest on a brand new Gruffalo Party Trail! He's celebrating his 25th birthday, which means he needs your help in locating the missing party items!

The trail will be filled with party-themed activities and fun games!

Nordic Walking Trails

Fancy a full-body workout? With the Nordic Trails, you can enjoy full-body exercise that's easy on the joints. It's also suitable for all ages and fitness levels!

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Opening Times

Height barrier open Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free

Car Parking charges apply:

Peak £2.00 per day

Off peak £1.00

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Stopwatch IconTypical visit time more than 5 hours

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Yes, there is parking.

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Contact Details

Forest Centre at Broadfields, Pike lane
Greater London
RM14 3NS

Tel: 01708642970

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Transport & Parking for Visitors

By Car

The Forest Centre entrance is situated on Pike Lane just off St Marys Lane leaving Upminster.

Parking charges

Peak parking charges (20 March - 31 October)


Off-peak (parking charges (1 November to 19 March)


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