Relaxing in the park

Published: 23 April 2024

Even more on offer at historic Hainault Forest

Fancy some pottery in the park? Or woodworking in the woods? Come and visit our new artist workshops.

Since its £7 million renovation, Hainault Forest Country Park has become home to new artist workshops alongside its Woodland Trust Visitor Centre, scenic café and adventure playground.

Around the corner from the 1856 café, you will find Del’s Laser Workshop, where you can commission your very own laser-made wood creations, including signs, cards, and one-of-a-kind artwork.

Next door to Del’s is Pottery in the Park where you and your little ones can paint your own stunning ceramics. Completing the set is Workinglass, which sells exquisite glass creations, made on-site at Hainault Forest’s own glass forge.

So, whether you’re looking to get creative, find the perfect gift, enjoy a delicious lunch, or try out the largest slide in Redbridge, there really is something for all the family to enjoy at Hainault Forest, whatever the weather.

Pottery in the Park is open 10am to 4pm on weekends during term time and 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday during school holidays. Visit Pottery in the Park website to find out more.

Del’s Laser Workshop is open 11am to 3pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Workinglass, a community glassblowing collective, is open on weekends 12pm to 4pm. Find our more via their social media channels @workinglass