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An historic parkland site of 215 acres, owned and managed by the London Borough of Havering. The park includes many valuable habitats such as mature woodland, species rich wildflower meadows, ponds, streams and marshy areas. The nature reserve affords fantastic views over London and into Kent.

Walk, explore and play on site, there is something for everyone to discover!

*Play area (Council owned)

*Captive herd of Red Deer

*Café offering hot drinks and refreshments

*Shop – Nature based books & gifts, binoculars and bird food.

We run an exciting range of events for all ages across our Nature Discovery Centres, please visit our Facebook pages for the most up to date information and booking details.

Car parking and toilets including disabled and baby change facilities on site. 

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We value your support, all income generated from our sites enables us to continue this great work – thank you

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Essex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity - suggested donation is stated at the welcome desk.


Friday, 30th October 2020 - Friday, 30th October 2020

Bedfords Autumn Forest Fun
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Friday, 30th October 2020 - Friday, 30th October 2020

Bedfords Autumn Magic
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Saturday, 31st October 2020 - Saturday, 31st October 2020

Bedfords Pumpkin Carving
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Vehicle entrance is off Broxhill Road, opposite the white water tower, just to the east of Havering-atte-Bower. The main footpath is in the south west corner on Lower Bedfords Road. These are other footpaths, bridleway and cycleway entrances off Lower Bedfords Roads.The nearest railway station is Harold Wood, which is 4 miles away.

      Bedford's Park Nature Discovery Centre

      Type:Nature Reserve

      Bedfords Park, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex, RM4 1QH

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