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Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Waltham Abbey


The Time Machine

The Time Machine, The Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow, CM20 3DT, Tel: 01279 413412, Email, www.science-alive.co.uk

The Time Machine is an interactive, hands-on gallery and exhibition centre for Science, Technology and Engineering. We offer regular workshops and shows to entertain, amuse and educate.

Mayhem Paintball Urban

Pryors Farm, Ongar Road, Abridge, Essex, RM4 1AA, Tel: 01708 688517, Email, www.mayhem-paintball.co.uk

21 different playing areas with tanks, helicopters, COD areas etc. Excellent facilities including conference rooms, toilets, showers and picnic areas.

River Lee Country Park

Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 08456 770600, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

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.

Copped Hall

Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS, Tel: 0207 267 1679, Email, www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk

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.

Gunpowder Park
Green Flag Award

Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP, Tel: 08456 770 600, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

Open since 2004, Gunpowder has been reclaimed and regenerated from its former use as a Royal Ordnance munitions testing facility.

Essex Outdoors - Harlow

Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS, Tel: 0845 200 4220, Email, www.essexoutdoors.com

Essex Outdoors provides high quality outdoor learning opportunities to the young people of Essex, and the wider community.

Redwings Ada Cole Rescue Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Broadlands, Broadley Common, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2DH, Tel: 0870 040 0033, Email

Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot drinks and tasty bakes from the café.

Gibberd Gallery
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG, Tel: 01279 446404, Email, www.gibberdgallery.co.uk

The Gibberd Gallery is a purpose built gallery in the center of Harlow which displays the outstanding Sir Frederick Gibberd 20th century watercolourur collection.

Myddleton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

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.

Lee Valley Regional Park

Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770 600, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

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.

Epping Forest Visitor Centre
Green Flag Award

Paul's Nursery Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AE, Tel: 0208 5296681, Email, www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/epping

National Jazz Archive

Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HD, Tel: 0208 5020181, Email, www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk

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.

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
VistEngland VAQAS

Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH, Tel: 020 7332 1911, Email, www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/epping-forest/visitor-information/Pages/queen-elizabeths-hunting-lodge.aspx

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.

Lee Valley Park Farm
VistEngland VAQAS

Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF, Tel: 01992 892781, Email, www.visitleevalley.org.uk

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.

High Beech

Pynest Green Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3QL, Tel: 0208 5088866, Email, www.highbeechridingschool.co.uk

At High Beech Riding School our aim is to teach you to ride, or improve your riding in a friendly atmosphere & pleasant surroundings. We cater for all riders, from teaching the beginner or novice in our indoor school to experienced riders.

Chigwell Tours and Visits

All Saints House, Romford Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QD, Tel: 0208 5009912, Email

Tours of Chigwell and the surrounding area - 3 types - historic, scenic and celebrity.

Waltham Abbey Church
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG, Tel: 01992 767897, Email

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.

Rye House Kart Raceway

Rye Road Rye House, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0EH, Tel: 01992 460895, Email, www.rye-house.co.uk

Due to the recent achievements of Lewis and Jensen, Rye-House Kart Raceway is now a famous venue that has become the UK's foremost Karting centre and offers the perfect introduction into the world of Motor Sport.