Hainault Forest Country Park is an ancient woodland and open parkland. The park was dedicated as a public open space in 1906. The site has gained SSSI status and developed since that time to provide a highly valued visitor attraction. The formal area has Children's farm/zoo, fishing and boating lake, and cafe. The site is situated on the outskirts of east London and is visited by schools and communities from all east London Boroughs. The remnants of the ancient forest is of historic, cultural and landscape importance on a national scale.