Thames Chase Forest Centre & Broadfields

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Thames Chase Forest Centre & Broadfields
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Forest Centre opening times:

Summer (peak) - open 10:00am to 5:00pm

Off peak - 10:00am to 4:00pm 

Weekdays

Monday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Tuesday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Wednesday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Thursday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Friday
Main car park Dawn to dusk

Weekends

Saturday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Sunday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Broadfields Farm, Pike Lane, Upminster, Essex
Sat Nav Postcode: RM14 3NS
By Car

The Forest Centre entrance is situated on Pike Lane just off St Marys Lane leaving Upminster.

By Public Transport
OS Grid Ref
TQ585859

51.552001, 0.2826942

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Parking Charges

Peak £2.00
Off peak £1.50

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Additional Information

Number of disabled parking spaces: 8
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bird hide
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Ranger's Office
Shop
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Explore Thames Chase

Thames Chase Forest Centre & Broadfields offers lots of features and bags of room for an exciting family day out.

The Thames Chase Trust runs the Thames Chase Forest Centre, providing the perfect venue for a quick snack or wholesome lunch, as well as the opportunity to purchase local crafts and gifts. Among the Thames Chase Forest Centre buildings, you can still see the original 17th century Essex Barn, stables and farm house.

Formerly called Broadfields Farm, Thames Chase is now home to a variety of surfaced trails, ponds, meadows and even an orchard planted with traditional Essex apple and pear varieties.

Scattered around the site are several environmental play areas for children, including the Ants Nest, Snake Stepping Stones, Hollow Logs and the Trusty Oak, which offers beautiful views across the whole site.

 

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Cycling trails
  • Play areas
  • Picnic area
  • Café
  • Cycle hire
  • Dogs welcome
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