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Hainault Forest

Hainault Forest  is a large park with woodlands and a variety of activities to take part in. 


Events and Activities

We have events taking place throughout the year including guided walks, festivals and Woodland Trust events.

We also run regular activities such as Nordic walking.


People's Choice Award 2020 - Vote now! 

From 30 October to 25 November, you have the chance to put Redbridge Parks on the UK map by voting for your favourites in the People’s Choice Awards! Nine of our Green Flag parks qualified for automatic entry this year, including Hainault Forest! 

Show how much your favourite park means to you by casting your vote now. Voting couldn't be easier, with just a click of a button you can show your support. Simply click on the link below to be directed to the Green Flag Award page where you can vote by clicking the 'vote for this site' button on the right hand side of the page. 

Vote for Hainault Forest

For a full list of parks entered into the awards, please visit our Green Flag page. 


Boating lake

You can hire a boat to take out on the lake and get up close and personal with the wildlife and enjoy great views of the park.

Foxburrows Farm 

Customer Notice: The farm is closed until further notice (updated 8 July). 


Global café is located within the park and has a great selection of food and beverages. If you would like more information about the café such as opening times or what they have to offer, please contact them directly on 020 8500 0935.

Hire the park


Our parks and outdoor spaces including park buildings are available to hire for large or small events. 

Apply to hire the park 

Training businesses

If you would like to use the park for training businesses such as bootcamps, personal training or sports coaching you will need to apply for a permit. For prices and more information, please contact parks and open spaces on 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm)

To apply for a permit, please visit the Vision website  and return it to the address given on the form.


View information on car parking

There is no allocated parking for coaches. If you wish to bring a coach party to Hainault you will need to notify the park in advance by emailing


For a list of other facilities available please visit the Vision Website.


The Hainault Forest restoration project will be looking to bring back a natural and wild ancient landscape, restoring the Forest to a time prior to deforestation in the 19th century and helping it become a premier destination in the South East.

For further updates sign up to the nature conservation mailing list



You can help us look after the forest. Come to regular conservation volunteer sessions with the Hainault Forest rangers. Email us for more information


How to find us

View Hainault Forest on our map


Information for all parks

Redbridge parks and opens spaces are managed by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure. To view their privacy policy visit the Vision RCL website.


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