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image for Visitor Centre item typeThames Chase Forest Centre

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Visitor Centre

Address

Pike Lane, off St Mary's Lane,
Upminster,
Essex,
RM14 3NS

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

All-weather pathways across the site Fully-accessible buildings Adapted bathroom, in addition to disabled toilet Quiet room, adjacent to adapted bathroom Natural Play Trail, with characters from Julia Donaldson stories Cycle hire (summer months: Thursday afternoons, weekends and school holidays) Adapted bikes for hire (suitable for people of all abilities) For coach parties or minibus groups, please contact us in advance to reserve parking space. There is a height barrier restricting vehicles over 2m - the code is available on request. Call us on: 01708 642970 ahead of your visit.

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Map reference: TQ 582859  Lat: 51.55016 Long: 0.28123

By car:
A height barrier is in place for vehicles over 2m tall. If you require the code for the barrier, please call us in advance on: 01708 642970.

From M25, Junction 29:
Take the A127 signposted towards Southend/Basildon, and come off at first exit signposted for Warley, Brentwood and Upminster
Head south towards Upminster on B186 (Warley Street) and continue over the A127. The road turns into B187 (St Mary's Lane). Continue until reaching a mini roundabout
Go over the roundabout (second exit) and continue under the M25.
Pass Cranham Golf Course (on your left) and take the next left onto Pike Lane
Entrance to the Forest Centre / Broadfields site is on your left.

From Ockendon
Head north on B186 (Clay Tye Road) until signpost for Upminster - Ockendon Road.
Take Ockendon Road and continue westwards over M25.
Take a right onto Pike Lane (opposite Manor Farm).
Entrance to the Forest Centre / Broadfields site is on your right

By public transport:
Take 346 bus to Pond Walk - approx. 0.6 miles from Forest Centre
Take 248 bus to Moor Lane - approx. 0.6 miles from Forest Centre
Take 370 bus to Stubbers - approx. 0.4 miles from Forest Centre
Take 347 bus to Winchester Avenue - approx. 0.3 miles from Forest Centre
Note - 346 and 347 busses do not run on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

All-weather pathways across the site Fully-accessible buildings Adapted bathroom, in addition to disabled toilet Quiet room, adjacent to adapted bathroom Natural Play Trail, with characters from Julia Donaldson stories Cycle hire (summer months: Thursday afternoons, weekends and school holidays) Adapted bikes for hire (suitable for people of all abilities) For coach parties or minibus groups, please contact us in advance to reserve parking space. There is a height barrier restricting vehicles over 2m - the code is available on request. Call us on: 01708 642970 ahead of your visit.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • some paths are flattened brickwork

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Notes

There is also an adapted bathroom and quiet room to the rear of the site, approximately 80m from the car park. This is open during office hours (9:00-17:00 daily).