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Copped Hall

Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS

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.

Epping Forest Visitor Centre
Green Flag Award

Paul's Nursery Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AE

Gibberd Gallery
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Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG

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

Gunpowder Park
Green Flag Award

Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP

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

Lee Valley Park Farm
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Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF

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.

Lee Valley Regional Park

Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG

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.

Myddleton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG

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.

National Jazz Archive

Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HD

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
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Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH

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.

Redwings Ada Cole Rescue Centre
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Broadlands, Broadley Common, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2DH

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.

River Lee Country Park

Lee Valley Park Information Service, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF

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.

Royal Gunpowder Mills
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Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY

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.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine, The Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow, CM20 3DT

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.

Waltham Abbey Church
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Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG

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.

Waltham Abbey Gardens
Green Flag Award

Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ

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.

Waltham Abbey Tourist Info Centre

2-4 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG

The Gallery at Parndon Mill

Parndon Mill Lane, off Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2HP

The Gallery at Parndon Mill presents a series of exhibitions of fine art and crafts by distinguished artists including those who have studios at Parndon Mill.


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