Hainault Forest • Vision RCL

Hainault Forest

CUSTOMER NOTICE: All of our parks remain open, however some of our facilities are closed, including Foxburrows Farm. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open. 

Children's play areas remain open but please read the guidance on using these facilities before visiting.

For updates please check COVID-19 Impact on Services. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Hainault Forest is one of our Green Flag Award open spaces. It is a large park with woodlands and a variety of activities to take part in. 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. See the article in the purple side bar on the right of the page for more information.
While visiting the forest, why not walk through Woodhenge behind the lake which features wood sculptures by local artists and follow the sculpture trail.

Barbecues are not permitted at any of our parks and open spaces. 


Our Walking for Health Group meets regularly at Hainault Forest for more see our Walking for Health page.

For more information on regular activities taking place at Hainault Forest Country Park, see the timetable.

Car Parking

Car parking available at this site, payment via RingGo. No cash payments accepted.
There is no allocated parking for coaches at Hainault Forest. If you wish to bring a coach party you will need to notify the park in advance by emailing hainaultforestcountrypark@visionrcl.org.uk

People’s Choice Award 2020

Thank you if you voted in the People’s Choice Award. Please visit our Green Flag Award page for the results.

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