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Bedfords Park covers approximately 215 acres and provides a range of important habitats for wildlife. Of particular note are the 'unimproved' grasslands supporting a wide variety of wild flowers and insects; the mature woodland, home to all three species of woodpecker, nuthatches and other woodland birds and the ponds and lake which provide homes for newts, toads and waterfowl.

The deer park to the west of the visitor centre has a herd of Red Deer in commemoration of the days when King John used this area as a hunting ground. These deer are managed by the London Borough of Havering. You may be lucky enough to see one of the wild Fallow, Roe or Muntjac deer that live in, or pass through the park.

The Visitor Centre opened in June 2003, was built on the site of the former mansion and later cafe. It incorporates many sustainable features by re-using parts of the earlier building, using high insulation and modern roof design such as the suspended stonecrop roof.

The Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre is open7 days a week, 9-5pm (4pm during winter). Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but open all bank holidays.


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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

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

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

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.

      Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

      Type:Nature Reserve

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

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      * 9-5pm, 7 days a week, winer opening 9-4, 7 days a week

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