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Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Waltham Abbey


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.

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.

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.

West Essex Golf Club

Bury Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QL, Tel: 020 8529 7558, Email, www.westessexgolfclub.co.uk

Top 5 best courses in Essex, surrounded by Epping Forest, less than 10 miles from the City of London with spectaucular views of many London Landmarks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Epping Forest Visitor Centre
Green Flag Award

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

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.

Force 10 Paintball Essex

Pryors Farm, Patch Park, Abridge, Essex, RM4 1AA, Tel: 0207 6005030, Email, www.force10paintball.com/essex

Experience world class paintballing in Essex with Force 10. Force 10 Essex offers the best paintball in the area with 16 different game zones.

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.

Royal Gunpowder Mills
VistEngland VAQAS

Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY, Tel: 01992 707370, Email, www.royalgunpowdermills.com

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.

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.