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Address: Broadfields Farm Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS, England
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+44 1708 642970
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an...

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.

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Afternoon visits.

Very nice surroundings, with delicious snacky food which you can either eat inside or outside. views over golf course and nice walks through woods. only downside is minimum £2.00... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very nice surroundings, with delicious snacky food which you can either eat inside or outside. views over golf course and nice walks through woods. only downside is minimum £2.00. parking which i think is a bit steep.

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Thames Chase and Broadfields, we are glad you had a nice time! Parking is £2 over the summer months, but is only £1 over the winter months, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Upminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy walking around this park with my 6 year old - I feel like we both get something out of an afternoon here, normally we will visit the local parks purely for the playground areas and then leave but Thames Chase isn't that sort of park. It has the play area and the visitor centre which is very... More 

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's great to hear that you are exploring Thames Chase and Broadfields and discovering the nature play trail and the wildlife. We hope that you both will continue visiting us for a long time to come! More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place surrounded by a beautiful nature and yet quite informative and educational!! Free entrance and a real sense of being in touch with nature!!

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Thames C, Project Suport Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear that you enjoy spending time outdoors in nature at Thames Chase and Broadfields, we hope you visit us again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Thames Chase is great place to walk your dog throughout the year. There is a visitors centre and cafe.

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

We are really glad you and your dog enjoy visiting the Forest Centre and Broadfields, we hope to welcome you here again soon! More 

South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited today for the first time and was surprised to find such a lovely country park so close to home. We wre pleased to see the variety of plants and trees and also birds. The paths are well made and suitable for wheelchair or disabled scooters as well as prams and pushchairs. Stopped in the cafe for a hot chocolate... More 

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit to the Forest Centre and Broadfields, it sounds like you had a lovely day out! We look forward to you visiting us again soon! More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here today What a great place for a walk or to take the kids out for a bit of fun Very friendly and helpful staff Good cafe (I can recommend the apple cake) and reasonably priced Good parking Well laid out pathways very easy for wheelchairs and mobility scooters

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback, we will pass your comments on! We are really glad you enjoy visiting the Forest Centre and Broadfields and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We have been a few times and are never disappointed. My 3 year old son loves the trail which is easily accessible with my daughter in the buggy. Play equipment is great and everywhere is always spotlessly clean.

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you enjoy spending time here at the Forest Centre and Broadfields and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Upminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great for taking the kids and dogs to burn off some excess energy. No mud if you stick to the walkways. Great for younger kids with lots of different things along the way for them to on/in. Lovely little cafe with the usual hot and cold drinks and cakes

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Thames C, Project Support Officer at Thames Chase Forest Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are really glad you enjoy visiting the Forest Centre and Broadfields and burning off some energy! We hope that you will continue visiting us for a long time to come! More 

Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Came here on a lovely sunny day. Nearly drove past it though as the sign is very small. Staff at the entrance were very helpful, although the map not too clear. Easy to maneovoure the pram on most areas. Lots of paths to take here. Some nice areas to have a picnic and nice to hire bikes out. In the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We came on a day in August that was threatening rain but stayed for over two hours and all had a lovely time. All our children enjoy the playground area near the visitor centre. This time we walked the Play Trail (the children cycled) and spent a long time while the kids climbed the various wooden structures (a bit of... More 

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