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
- Cycle hire
- Dogs welcome