Hardie Park

Hardie Park, Stanford-Le-Hope: Hours, Address, Hardie Park Reviews: 5/5

State Parks • Parks • Coffeehouses • Playgrounds
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Hardie Park is a community led family park and open green space. Local residents took ownership after a period of neglect with the guidance of local resident Rob Groves in order to develop and enhance the area for the benefit of the local community. Friends of Hardie Park are a Registered Charity and Community Interest Company and a not-for-profit organisation. Over a period of years the site has developed enormously and is now run by our Board of Trustees (since Oct 2020) with a passionate team of staff and volunteers. The site is open 7 days a week and provides a cafe, toilets, play facility, skate park, a varied events programme and more recently a cycle hub providing low cost re-furbished bikes to the community. The cafe is also used as a base for many groups with clubs and act Hardie Park Registered charity number 1172078
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Frank C
Stanford-Le-Hope5 contributions
Lovely community centre
Oct 2020
Not having been in the area for some years I was astonished at the transformation of Hardie Park. It has become a lovely little community centre with facilities for both children and adults. A well kept play area for the children and a cafe selling hot food, tea, coffee and ice cream with comfortable seating both inside and out.
Well worth a visit.
Written October 28, 2020
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Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your positive review :0)
Written October 31, 2020
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philhills57
Felixstowe, UK64 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2020 • Friends
I had not visited for a few years, and to see what has happened is absolutely outstanding to say the least. So many things for the children to do. The hub is a fantastic place to visit for a coffee or otherwise ( must say our coffee was excellent). Food available if you wish.
A wonderful bicycle shed next door, making up and refurbishing bicycles for sale.
An absolute gem and not to be missed.
Managing all Covid restrictions really well.
Highly recommend you pop along.
Written October 23, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review. We hope to see you again soon!
Written October 31, 2020
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Julie C
Upminster32 contributions
Wondeful
Feb 2020
Well kept park with plenty of room to for children to run around plus playground facilities. Clean cafe and good choice of refreshments plus very helpful staff
Written April 30, 2020
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Thanks Julie. Hope to see you again soon!
Written October 31, 2020
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Natalie F
5 contributions
Fantastic place
Aug 2019 • Family
Such an amazing project run by some super people, friendly, happy helpful staff. Plenty to do for all ages, and the cafe jus tops it off 👍
Written March 26, 2020
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Thanks for your kind comments!
Written October 31, 2020
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Sarah P
1 contribution
Harris park
Dec 2019 • Family
Popped in on the way to the station ordered the special which was bacon bree and cranberry toastie, it is delious very generous with the fillings and lovely staff made every effort to make us welcome
Written December 14, 2019
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Thank you! We hope to see you again sometime soon :0)
Written October 31, 2020
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Craig A
Rayleigh, UK30 contributions
Great community project, let down by a few profane individuals
Oct 2019 • Family
A lovely sense of community hits you as you enter the park, the fact that it is run by volunteers is amazing and is far and above what I expected.

The playground is great, with a large field too and skate park. The cafe was nice, although not much room between tables. The only real negative was that there were some grown men, having a very loud conversation, one of whom used a lot of profanity, wouldn't bother me that much but with our three year old with us it kind of spoiled the time there.

Parking was very difficult although we were lucky, probably wouldn't go back as it's quite far for us but worth it if local.
Written November 11, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review :0)
Written October 31, 2020
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Rain055
London, UK18 contributions
First visit to Hardie Park
Aug 2019
Brilliant place, friendly staff, wonderful cafe and plenty to keep the children happy and amused with lots of different play areas ie:- swings, zip line, bike ramps and massive slide 😁
Written September 18, 2019
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Thanks for your review. We hope you visit us again soon. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with events at the park :0) maybe sign up to our newsletter via our webpage 👍
Written November 11, 2019
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Sarah G
Basildon, England13 contributions
Amazing park
Jul 2019 • Family
Felt it was about time I write a review on this park. It's such a lovely park, staff are really lovely. And the facilities are really good to..we have been bringing my daughter here for quiet a while now..and some staff even know her name..love the events they host. And what they do for the local community is amazing to. If I could I would give higher than 5*.
Written July 28, 2019
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Matt Moir
Stanford-Le-Hope, UK17 contributions
Lovely Park
Jul 2019 • Family
This park has come on leaps and bounds, the people that look after it truly care about it and the children who visit.

Great set up.
Written July 21, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review the park. Your comments are much appreciated.
Written July 22, 2019
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trish p
Stanford-Le-Hope, UK16 contributions
Tots story time
Jun 2019 • Family
So much hard work and energy gone into Hardy Park. Love taking my granddaughter to story time on Mondays . A wonderful idea and run by a lovely lady.
Written June 5, 2019
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