Hainault Forest Country Park

Hainault Forest is an ancient woodland and open parkland, dedicated as a public open space in 1906, following a huge public campaign that followed catastrophic deforestation and the birth of the local victorian conservation movement . The site has gained SSSI status and developed since that time to provide a highly valued visitor attraction. The parkland area has a farm, fishing and boating lake, and cafe. The site is situated on the outskirts of East London and is well used by schools and communities, being a regional attraction. The remnants of the ancient forest is of historic, cultural and landscape importance on a national scale.
In May 2019, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure secured funding of £4.2m from The National Lottery Heritage Fund on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge for the restoration of the forest to its former natural and wild state. The money will also be used to help threatened species thrive, including eleven species of bat.

Park Facilities

Angling
Boating Lake
Café/Restuarant
Events
Nature Reserve
Nature Walks
Parking
Picnic Area
Pond
Toilets
Walking Routes
Wildlife
Wildflower Area
Farm Animals
Farmyard
Green Flag
Award Winner
Managing Organisation
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure and The Woodland Trust
Contact
Claire Oliverio
Telephone
07931541230