Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Lee Valley Regional Park
Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4SF, Tel: 01279 430005, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
Ancient woodland with a fine variety of birds, mammals and insects. Facilities include two nature trails with hides for observing wildlife and a study centre. School visits welcome by appt.
Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP, Tel: 08456 770 600, Email, (3 miles, 5kms)
Open since 2004, Gunpowder has been reclaimed and regenerated from its former use as a Royal Ordnance munitions testing facility.
The Drive, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3PP, (8 miles, 13kms)
Ferny Hill Farm, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 0PZ, Tel: 07917 672839, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Come and join the fun at Ferny Hill Farm's Amazing Maize Maze - fun for everyone on the summer cornfield adventure! Your challenge is to find your way through a 6acre corn maze by finding all the map pieces.
Country Park Office, Romford Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4QN, Tel: 0208 500 7353, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
Green flag award winner's 2006/07, ancient woodland, lake, farm/zoo, visitor centre, refreshments, nature trail, events programme, guided walks and dog free picnic area.
Brickendon Lane, Brickendon, near Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8NY, Tel: 01438 718543, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Step into Celtic Times for Great Days Out for all ages in the relaxing natural setting of Celtic Harmony Camp.
39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL, Tel: 01992 716882, Email, (0.2 miles, 0.4kms)
Located in a Tudor house dating back to 1520, this vibrant family friendly museum offers an exciting temporary exhibitions programme and free events and activities for children and families.
Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS, Tel: 0207 267 1679, Email, (3 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.
Theydon Mount, Essex, CM16 7QQ, Tel: 01799 522842, (6 miles, 10kms)
Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 8RS, Tel: 01992 785555, Email, (3 miles, 4kms)
Steeped in history, this magnificent park hosts the remains of Theobalds Palace, first visited by Elizabeth I in 1564.
Ad Astra House, Hurricane Way, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6AA, Tel: 01992 523010, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
A ‘House of Memories’ and a striking memorial telling the story of this historic airfield and its people from 1916 to 1964. Full educational programme available for schools.
High Street, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, UK, Tel: 01992 785537, Email, (2 miles, 3kms)
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.
Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12, Tel: 01727 858901, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
Former gravel pits which have been restored to a diverse wetland nature reserve which is now internationally important to nature conservation on account of the numbers of wintering water birds which visit the reserve.
Victoria Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1HE, Tel: 01992 702200, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms)
14th-century gatehouse, bridge and other remains of the abbey refounded by Harold, last Saxon King of England.
Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HD, Tel: 0208 5020181, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
The NJA is the UK's premier research & info centre for jazz, blues & related music. Concentrating on written, printed & photographic documentation of the music, NJA has amassed a body of information that can truly be considered world class.
Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG, Tel: 01279 446438, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
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.
Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN1 4RQ, Tel: 08456 122122, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
30 acres of beautiful themed gardens surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian stables to inspire and indulge the senses.
Park Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AL, Tel: 01992 785508, (2 miles, 3kms)
Cheshunt Park is a picturesque setting for most types of formal and informal recreation. Visitors can enjoy a walk or cycle along the historic Roman Road, Ermine Street or a picnic in one of the conservation areas or wildflower meadows.