Steeped in history and jewelled with green space, the Epping Forest area is a delight waiting to be explored. Discover the history of Epping Forest and its people through interactive displays at The View visitor centre, which also features regularly changing exhibitions on a variety of art and historical themes.
Learn about life in Tudor times at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, right next to The View. Built by Henry VIII in 1543 and later renovated by Elizabeth I, it’s a remarkable and rare survival of an intact timber-framed hunt standing still surrounded by its medieval royal hunting forest. The View visitor centre showcases some of the main themes, stories and habitats of the forest.
Whether you wish to escape the urban sprawl to unwind or want to take part in a sporting activity such as jogging, horse riding or cycling, Epping Forest has something for everyone.
Throughout the year various events and festivals take place offering another dimension to your visit. Don’t forget to pop in to the gift shop where you can purchase a reminder of your day out.
*The Hunting Lodge will be closed to the public when school groups and booked tours are using the building. During these times, visitors can enjoy visiting The View or the refreshments café at Butler's Retreat.
Events at this Venue
|Sat 3 - Fri 30 Oct||Exhibition: The Blazing Forest by Thomas Peck|
|Thu 1 Oct - Sun 1 Nov||History event: Black History Month Tudor trail|
|Mon 12 Oct||Christmas at The View - in person ticket sales|
|Wed 14 Oct||Glass painting|
|Thu 15 Oct||Pre-school: Pumpkins and apples|
|Sun 25 Oct||Family learning event: Awesome ants!|
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The Hunting Lodge and The View next door are five minutes’ walk from the Chingford bus and train stations. There is a small car park opposite the centre at Barn Hoppitt and larger car parks can be found at nearby Bury Road and Connaught Water.
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: 0 miles from Chingford station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Credit cards accepted (with charge)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed
- Facilities for hearing impaired