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Free Buggy Walk

Bring your little one in their pram or buggy for a brisk 45 minute led walk around Hornchurch Country Park. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while meeting new friends. No need to book. Meet outside Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre Every Tuesday 1.30pm including school holidaysmore...

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, Squardons Approach, Hornchurch, RM12 6DF [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Baby change


Afternoon Session on Tuesday afternoon

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

UPDATE: THIS IS A SELF LED TRAIL. *The Brewery Shopping Centre has teamed up with Things Made Public to launch 'Take a Walk on the Wild Side,' an augmented reality trail that brings art and nature to life! *We've installed 10 animal murals throughout the centre and its your job to find them all! *Once you've downloaded the FREE app, simply follow the on screen instructions to bring each of the murals to life, along with fun facts and activities for the family to enjoy. more...

The Brewery, Brewery Walk, Waterloo Road, Romford, RM1 1AU [show map & facilities]

Paid parking
Buggy/wheelchair access


Email via their website
01708 748 157

The Secret Fairy Garden in Havering Country Park

During the lockdown period a magical fairy garden started to appear deep in the heart of Havering Country Park. It has been added too my many children visiting and is really fun to find. Can you find the fairies? more...

Havering Country Park, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, RM5 3QR [show map]


Adventure Golf at Rascal Bay

Designed in Sweden, the adventure encounters Pirates, Cannons, an Octopus, Snakes, Skulls, a Cannibal's cooking pot, a crashed Jeep, Rocks, a Volcano, Dinosaurs, Waterfalls, Dinosaur Eggs, a Treasure Chest, Crocodiles and two Rafts that the kids will love! more...

Rascal Bay At Brentwood Golf Centre, King George's Playing Fields, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM14 5AE [show map & facilities]

Paid parking


Aldenham Country Park

Aldenham Country Park is a not-for-profit farming, food, Rural Care and education enterprise. We aim to enhance the countryside, care for wildlife and farm ecologically. We are open everyday from 9.00am except 25th December. Visit 100 acres of beautiful countryside, only 12 miles from central London. Enjoy the scenery, lakeside walks, explore the farm and feed the animals, playgrounds, pony rides and 100 Aker Wood, home of Pooh Bear and friends. Enjoy great value all year round access by becoming a member. We offer camping, exclusive glamping and facilities for families with SEND children in our pavilion. We offer extensive education and group trips, parties and celebrations for all ages, team building and meetings and have an events field for hire. We have a small farm shop selling produce from our farms here and at Church Farm and a Farm Kitchen where you can sit down for coffee and snacks as well as a refreshment kiosk.more...

Aldenham Country Park, Dagger Lane, Elstree, WD6 3AT [show map & facilities]

Paid parking


Audley End House & Gardens

The grounds, service wing and stable yard at Audley End are now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won't be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you're a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone's safety, so your visit will be a little different. Lots to see and do at Audley End House & Gardens - explore the manor house, visit and play in the Victorian nursery, discover the life of a Victorian servant, gallop over to the Victorian stables, enjoy the stunning gardens, enjoy something delicious in the cafe and there is even a play park for the children to let off steam. more...

Audley End House, Audley End, Saffron Waldon, CB11 4JF [show map]

Email via their website
0370 333 1181

Audley End Miniature Railway

Diesel and steam engines explore the stunning gardens and woodland at Audley End. There is also an enchanted fairy and elf walk to explore. Events run throughout the year and tickets are pre booked via the website.more...

Audley End Miniature Railway, Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Waldon, CB11 4JB [show map]

01799 510726

Barking Splash Park

May - September, on weekends, Bank holidays and everyday during school holidays, weather dependent. ***90 minute session will start at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 ***Admission - 90 minute session - Child aged under 15 £5 - Adult £2.00 - Family £12.00 2 Adults 2 Children or 1 Adult 3 Children ***Please Note - Babies under one are free. Children aged under 16 will not be allowed in to the Splash Park without an adult. Adult entry without a child is not permitted. Maximum 3 children per 1 adult and 2 adults per 1 child. ***There are two car parks inside Barking Park - at the South Park Drive entrance (FREE) and at the Longbridge Road entrance (PAID)more...

Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8SS [show map]

Bedfords Park

Bedfords Park covers approximately 215 acres and provides a range of important habitats for wildlife. The deer park to the west of the visitor centre has a herd of Red Deer. During school holidays and throughout the summer, the Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm. Otherwise closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but open other Bank Holidays.more...

Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, RM4 1QH [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access


01708 748646

Belhus Woods Country Park

UPDATE: THE PARK, CAFE, TOILETS AND CHILDREN'S PLAY PARK ARE OPEN. **It's a great place to walk your dog, picnic by the lake, feed the ducks, go fishing or spot wildlife. There are many activities throughout the year for families and nature enthusiasts, such as riding the model railway, archery and watching model boats. There is an excellent wooden play area for children.more...

Romford Road, Aveley, South Ockenden, RM15 4XJ [show map]

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