Epping Forest Visitor Centre

Epping Forest Visitor Centre

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After a promising walks programme restart, we've now had to re-cancel the rest of this years walks due to further COVID-19 restrictions.


The Visitor Centre will be re-opening on Friday October 2nd 2020

Please click here for our statement.

A good place to start your visit to the Forest

Due to the present Covid-19 pandemic the centre has had to close. We are now planning to re-open the Visitor Centre in September.

The Visitor Centre is situated at a traditional beauty spot in the Forest, with many forest trails, picnic areas, refreshments and an Easy Access Path. The Epping Forest Heritage Trust has operated the Centre on behalf of the Conservators (City of London) since April 5, 2014 and has now provided for over 100,000 visitors!

In the Centre there are Volunteer Assistants on hand to help you make the most of your visit.

At the Centre you will find:

  • Children’s activities, including brass rubbings, quizzes and more
  • Maps, Forest exhibition and gift shop
  • Close up viewing of birds at our feeding station

Why not visit us?

Opening hours

  • Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
  • Summer 10am to 4pm
  • Winter 10 am to 3 pm

Where to find us

Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AF (behind Kings Oak pub).

Phone 020 8508 0028

Epping Forest Visitor Centre is operated by EFHT on behalf of the City of London.

Come and help us

The Epping Forest Visitor Centre is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to help in the visitor centre, we would really appreciate your support. Please email volunteering@efht.org.uk