James Leal Centre
The centre is a state of the art, eco building, which was officially opened in December 2009. Located next to one of Redbridge’s premier children’s play areas, outdoor gym, tennis and basketball courts, it is also a good place to start or end your walk or cycle along the River Roding ‘Roding Valley Way’.
The Nature Conservation Ranger team are also based here. They can lead school trips to parks & open spaces across Redbridge, they can provide educational resource packs for teachers, and run themed sessions within the centre for school groups.
The centre also boasts a cafe, choose from a selection of hot and cold fresh foods, beverages and Artisan coffee from our new menu whilst your little ones enjoy our soft play area for toddlers. The café is open every day from 10am to 5pm during the Spring and Summer months, and at slightly reduced hours throughout Winter and Autumn.
The Kingfisher Room can be hired out for a presentation, meeting, function or children\\\'s birthday party. This may include the use of the tables and chairs, interactive whiteboard and flip charts. Food can also be provided. Please contact the cafe operator on 020 8505 7138 to discuss your requirements.