Thames Chase Forest Centre

Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Thames Chase Forest Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Thames Chase Forest Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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David H
1 contribution
An enjoyable and relaxing walk.
May 2021
If you would like to try something a bit different on a Thursday morning, I can highly recommend the Wellbeing & Tree Walk at Thames Chase. Just a one hour walk on good quality paths, followed by a cuppa tea and biscuit. Pleasant company, a chance to make some new friends, learning some skills for relaxing and enjoying walks more, and learn some interesting face about trees. Ten out of ten.
Written May 27, 2021
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK4,830 contributions
Nice paths and walks with a decent cafe /visitors centre
Apr 2021
Visited on Monday 26th April 2021. Lovely walk in a new place for me. The wood is adjacent to Cranham Golf Course and blocked in by the M25 and farmers fields. It has a lack of maturity and given its location is not very peaceful but has a nice range of trees including some managed coppice. A few routes to walk around, it appears popular with cyclists and dog walkers. A nice visitors centre which was accessible at the time to get to the cafe which was allowing outside dining. Plenty of signage giving details of the site's history. Parking was cheap at £2 but was still a coin only operation, but there is plenty of it. Some Hides and playgrounds to explore with a little pond.
Written May 11, 2021
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Paul B
Brighton, UK1,499 contributions
Criss-cross footpath walk with points of interest
Jan 2021
Great for younger families with kids, there is plenty of interest in the various circular and criss-cross footpaths here. There are two big loops, each about a mile around, with various paths taking you out of the park area if you want to wander further. The centre is great and even in lockdown had someone selling hot drinks. Paths are prone to mud in winter but are pretty solid underfoot so it's never a total tough mudder mud-fest, more muddy puddles. Running is good with the longer loop having some up and downhill although most people are here to walk.
Written January 15, 2021
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Oskinz
Upminster, UK7 contributions
Just a wander in the grease air
Feb 2020 • Solo
Very nice and informative staff, and a great little place for a walk and chill out. Paths are great condition for all users, even with wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Written March 5, 2020
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Paradise13958972163
1 contribution
A great half day out
Jan 2020 • Family
We often look for outside areas where children can run free and explore woodland settings. Ideally with a trail and somewhere to grab a hot drink after.

Thames Chaseside fits the bill perfectly. A nice walk completing the glow trail, features for children to explore and climb over as well as a separate play area near the cafe. A great half day with more still to explore. We'll be back!
Written January 19, 2020
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BHHxx
7 contributions
Remember to bring change for the car park.
Dec 2019 • Family
Great park in Upminster that has a trial that you can follow around the park. There’s lots of things for children to climb and play on.

Cafe is lovely and is reasonably priced :)
Written December 8, 2019
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Bernadette T
Upminster, UK24 contributions
Great place to unwind.
Dec 2019
We love Thames Chase with its lanes for dog walking and cafe. Friendly staff, great craft fairs and a great place for teaching children about the outdoors.
Written December 1, 2019
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Sonya C
Egremont261 contributions
A great afternoons entertainment
Nov 2019
Hubby and I were staying with friends nearby and we all came here for afternoon tea on my birthday. Each table had a blue gingham tablecloth on and a cake stand of scones, cakes and biscuits - all homemade. Topped up with unlimited pots of tea, there was more than enough to fill us up.
We were entertained by a gentleman on an electric piano and two lovely ladies who sang to us. Later on we were given the words to several old tunes and we all had a good old singalong. I even had Happy Birthday sung to me!. We really enjoyed the afternoon, it made a lovely change. I wish I lived nearer so I could come to more of these events.
Written November 23, 2019
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anniemoring
London, UK13 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2019
A wonderful morning walking and enjoying the Autumn leaves, and taking
Photographs. There was also a craft show on plus a display of 🍎 apples.
Written November 16, 2019
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Christine T
South Ockendon, UK60 contributions
Walk with the grandchildren
Nov 2019
It was a pleasant day so went for a long walk with the grandchildren. They could run on in front and could still be in eyesight. There were quite a few people walking either with dogs or pushing buggies. There is a small park area for children. It was a bit unfortunate the the climbing activities fir children are takes off fir repairs, far better in winter months than summer for any repairs. There is a nice cafe that sells a good variety of food. It was reasonably priced. Very clean.
Written November 5, 2019
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