Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Epping Forest
Rye Meads Visitor Centre, Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8JS, Tel: 01992 708383, (8 miles, 13kms)
A fantastic day out. See some fantastic wildlife. Explore this lovely nature reserve, just 8 miles north of the M25/J25.
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770 600, (2 miles, 3kms)
Enjoy a picnic, hop on a bike, explore the countryside, take a boat trip along the River Lee, discover wondrous wildlife or enjoy one of the many family events throughout the year.
Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 08456 770600, (4 miles, 7kms)
Enjoy and invigorating walk, run or cycle ride along miles of surfaced pathways, explore the River Lee by boat, watch the wildlife go by or simply relax and unwind with a picnic.
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 01992 892781, (4 miles, 6kms)
Go wild at Lee Valley Park Farms! Meet all the animals from cuddly sheep to the loveable meerkat family. Explore the fantastic indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where the kids can go whooshing down the slopes on our toboggan run.
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600, (4 miles, 7kms)
Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ, Tel: 08456 770 600, (2 miles, 3kms)
Set in the grounds of the Abbey, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Rose Gardens and Orchard, explore hundreds of years of history, enjoy a picnic or take a stroll along Cornmill Stream.
Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6LX, Tel: 01992 462085, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Lee Valley Boat Centre operates two passenger vessels on the River Lee for hire for private functions. Also public cruises - plus day boats, hourly boats and holiday hire boats.
Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY, Tel: 01992 707370, Email, (3 miles, 4kms)
A spectacular 170-acre location for a day of family fun. Experience Prof. Nitrate's Mad Lab, the Test Range and Rocket Vault! Plus, guided land train tours, interactive exhibitions, wildlife walks and an extensive special events programme.
2-4 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 660336, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
Navestock Hall, Navestock, Essex, RM4 1HA, Tel: 01277 374968, Email, (7 miles, 12kms)
Country Shop stocking wonderful things for the home and garden. Extensive range of artificial and English dried flower arrangements and unusual gifts tucked away in rural Navestock. Antique farm implement museum, church and country walk.
Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 767897, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
A Norman church, the reputed site of King Harold's tomb. There is a lady chapel with a crypt which houses a visitors' centre and a shop.
Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN1 4RQ, Tel: 08456 122122, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
30 acres of beautiful themed gardens surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian stables to inspire and indulge the senses.
Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG, Tel: 01279 446438, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
A permanent collection of 20th century British watercolours and drawings as well as a changing exhibition programme featuring the work of both local artists and artists of the world-renown.
Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS, Tel: 0207 267 1679, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.
The Temple, Wanstead, London, E11 2LT, Tel: 020 8508 0028, (7 miles, 11kms)
Wanstead Park was the site of medieval manor houses and later a Tudor mansion, owned at one time by the Earl of Leicester. The Temple was built by John Child, Earl Tylney and was designed to enhance the elaborate landscaped gardens.
Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH, Tel: 020 7332 1911, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
A timber framed hunting grandstand built for Henry VIII in a beautiful part of Epping Forest with ancient oaks, fine views and activities for children. Next door, The View showcases the Forest, designed to appeal to all ages. Entry is free.
Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP, Tel: 08456 770 600, Email, (4 miles, 7kms)
Open since 2004, Gunpowder has been reclaimed and regenerated from its former use as a Royal Ordnance munitions testing facility.
High Street, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, UK, Tel: 01992 785537, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
One of 12 crosses erected between 1291 and 1294 marking overnight stops of Eleanor of Castile's funeral cortege, wife of King Edward I, on its way to Westminster Abbey.