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Thames Chase Forest Centre

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Thames Chase Trust Centre, Broadfields Farm, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS, England
+44 1708 642970
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Visited today for Highway Rat Trail

Bought a Highway Rat Trail pack and followed the trail around. Lots of things to look out for and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2and1family2016
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Essex, United Kingdom
Lovely walk and cafe

Thames Chase has great walks with lots of things to explore and find for those with children.(maps... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2017sarahj
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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an inspirational example of landscape regeneration through cost effective environmental improvements that changes lives and demonstrates these values through exemplar community led management at the Thames Chase Forest Centre. Thames Chase Forest covers 40 square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders. Thames Chase Community Forest encompasses countryside in Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Havering and Thurrock. Within its boundaries there has been a concerted effort, over the last 20+ years to re-generate despoiled landscape and enhance the natural environment for the benefit of local people and wildlife.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bike hire” (5 reviews)
“dog walkers” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (6 reviews)
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Thames Chase Trust Centre, Broadfields Farm, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS, England
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a Highway Rat Trail pack and followed the trail around. Lots of things to look out for and note along the way. At the end the children enjoyed playing in the treehouse type climbing area and then us mums enjoyed a coffee. Great day.

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Emma B, Fundraising & Engagement Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and comments! We're glad you had fun on the Highway Rat Trail and hope you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thames Chase has great walks with lots of things to explore and find for those with children.(maps are available in the shop) there is also a adventure playground which is clean and tidy. The cafe is lovely alto can be very expensive, which is a...More

Thank 2017sarahj
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Emma B, Fundraising & Engagement Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! Your comments will be passed on. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

First went about a year ago for a craft fair, really interesting. Been back a few times now either for a coffee and cake (best ginger cake) or lunch. Excellent selection of food, friendly staff throughout the centre. Plenty to keep the kids amused, different...More

Thank SouthOckendonLynn
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review! Your comments has been passed on to the cafe and to our volunteers. We hope you can visit Thames Chase and Broadfields again soon.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Had my Mum’s wake here. Facilities perfect and excellent staff so friendly and helpful. food from on site catering excellent and good value, all locally sourced ingredients home made cakes.. Parking for guests included in fee for room. Would recommend this centre without hesitation for...More

Thank _ianhobbs52
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and review, they have been passed on to the volunteer team and caterers. We are so glad you chose us to provide the setting for your day.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Calm cycling ... mind the dog walkers! Our 2<5 year olds and Peter Pans enjoy the play structures... They are spread about to entice any reluctants into walking! Beautiful old barn, pretty good cafe and loos. Please bring a rubbish bag ... please don't drop...More

Thank Nicholas B
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoy Thames Chase and Broadfields. Also, thank you for encouraging the Countryside Code!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times and have always had a thoroughly enjoyable trip. £2 fixed price parking is very reasonable if you are planning on spending a couple of hours there - which you can easily fill. We were a group of...More

Thank kakaboom
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your comments and review, we are glad you and your family enjoyed visiting Thames Chase and Broadfields.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We came here for a family picnic and I think everyone enjoyed their day - though the weather of course helped! There was plenty for the kids to do in the pay park and on our walk around too. The paths were nice and wide,...More

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope you will visit Thames Chase Forest Centre and Broadfields again soon!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have been here several times with children ranging from 7-17. Plenty of parking, £2 all day. Paths are easy to walk and along the way there are many different play areas for the children. Crawling through tunnels, climbing up pyramids and playing hide and...More

Thank wilkofamily6
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

It's so great to hear how much you enjoyed exploring Thames Chase and Broadfields! Thank you for your review, and we hope you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Such a lovely place for a walk or to sit and have a drink. Food was ok and staff friendly. Nice day out with friends/kids/partner.

Thank Tracey M
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we hope you visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We came here for a day out to hire bikes as a treat for our son's fantastic sats results. Cheap to hire, we got two adult bikes and a trailer for our three year old which we found so much fun but we took our...More

Thank Emma H
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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you so much for your great comments and review! It sounds like you had a wonderful day out!

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sharon654
15 July 2015|
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Response from Thames C | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome at Thames Chase, just not inside the Visitors centre.
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Loufred12
13 July 2015|
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