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Essex Wildlife Trust Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

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Nice place to sit and enjoy a tea whilst looking over the valley. Just people watch and rest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John M
Great visitor centre. Always busy. Fresh food.

Nice restaurant. All cooked food done fresh. Cake selection. When weather good outside seating... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Dawn P
London, United Kingdom
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Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre is situated in Hornchurch Country Park and has fantastic views over the Valley which gives it its name. The visitor centre has a café offering light refreshments, a gift shop, an education space and offers regular...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hornchurch RM12 6DF, England
+44 1708 520364
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All reviews country park dog walkers great place to visit well stocked shop local produce car park cake free parking feeders paths information binoculars bikes cafe browse volunteers lakes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to sit and enjoy a tea whilst looking over the valley. Just people watch and rest. Toilets are a bonus too. Play area nearby.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Nice restaurant. All cooked food done fresh. Cake selection. When weather good outside seating area. Nice gift shop. Like country park - wildlife, walks, park for kids. Currently free parking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawn P
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I regularly take my grandchildren here in the Summer. It is a great place to play and socialise. The food is good and the views of the countryside are lovely. They even provide binoculars to view the birds feeding more clearly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine K
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This wildlife centre came near the end of one of our sections of the "London Loop". We enjoyed reasonably priced drinks and cake, whilst sitting on a very comfortable sofa. It was good to have a comfort break also, using the facilities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BinksWinchester
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is a wonderful place to sit and have a snack and warm drink even on the coldest of days,watching nature through the big picture windows

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JennieG139
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The visitor centre is a great addition to Hornchurch Country Park. Unfortunately the essex Wildlife Trust keep increasing the prices in the cafe. Had to stop using it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Phil P
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The visitor centre has a very nice hall which can be hired out for occasions. The building is new and very charmingly styled. The kiddie park is fun not massive but enough to keep the kids entertained for a bit. The grounds themselves seemed huge....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PhatKat1984
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Always an enjoyable walk with the dog and family the kids love the cycle track. lake and end up at the centre for hot chocolate and sausage rolls

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan c
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We took our son for a bike ride here . He loved it , a path running right through the park with a big hill in the middle that he just loved riding down , loved the visitors centre had a coffee and sin had...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 147jennyf
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely walks and wild life and finish off with nice food and coffee. Plenty of things arranged for kids 'bat walk at night'.....

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter N
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