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Epping Forest and Visitor Centre

Epping, Essex, England

  • A family waling into the forest at Epping Forest and Visitor Centre
  • Father and son fishing in the lake at Epping Forest and Visitor Centre
  • A staff training a dog at Epping Forest and Visitor Centre

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Epping Forest is, at 6,000 acres, the largest public open space in the London area and stretches a massive 12 miles from Manor Park in East London to just north of Epping in Essex! And a whopping two thirds of it is designated both a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, so it's some pretty special woodland there and some fantastic mini beast safaris!

These days Epping Forest combines a modern visitor centre experience with it's established roles of scenic open space, important wildlife habitat and family adventure destination.

There are 3 dedicated Forest Centres spread across Epping Forest offering opportunities to touch base and learn about the historic buildings: Epping Forest Visitor Centre in the north at High Beach, a popular beauty spot great for picnicking; Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge in Chingford, which is an ancient Tudor timber hunt; and in the south, The Temple, dating from the 1760s, set in Wanstead Park, once the formal gardens of the magnificent Wanstead House.

Facilities

  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

High Beach, Epping, Essex, IG10 4AE, England

Contact

Click here to visit Epping Forest and Visitor Centre's website
020 8532 1010

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Visitor Centre

1st April - 31st October: Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10:00 - 16:00

1st November - 31st March: Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10:00 - 15:00

Closed on Christmas Day. 

Pricing

Free admission

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