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Visitor Centre Closed 26th February 2019

On Tuesday 26th February the visitor Centre, including the café and toilets, will be closed due to a power shut down to take down the overhead cables and connect to a new transformer and underground cables.


Playground Closed - February 2019

The play ground and paths around the area will be closed by UK Power Network from Mon 25th to Wedn 27th Feb On Tues 26th Feb the visitor Centre, including the café and toilets, will be closed due to a power shut down.


Playground Closed

The playground near to the Visitor Centre will be closed Wed 23rd and Thurs 24th January.


Lower Thames Crossing - Thames Chase Trust’s Response

Please find the Trust’s response to the Lower Thames Crossing’s statutory consultation available to download.


Thames Chase volunteers help school children create an outdoor learning garden.

This was facilitated through a Community Action Fund grant from a Heritage Lottery Grant under an extensive project entitled ‘The Land of the Fanns’.


Visitor Centre Closed 5th Dec 2018

The visitor centre and cafe will be closed on Wednesday 5th December from 1pm to accommodate a lunch for local nursing home residents.

The Broadfields site and toliets will still be open.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


Christmas Opening Times 2018

Thames Chase Forest Centre
Christmas Eve 10am-2pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 10am-2pm


Forest Centre Updates for Winter Season

From Sunday 28th October the visitor centre opening times will change to 10am - 4pm daily.


Conservation Volunteer Updates

Our trusty team of Conservation Volunteers have been hard at work throughout the Community Forest. See what they've been up to here. 



Our annual Art Exhibition has finished for another year. See a selection of visitors' wonderful comments.