About the Forest Centre

The Forest Centre is at the heart of the Community Forest in a group of historic farm buildings with a stunning woodenframed visitor centre. 

Surrounded by a Landscape of woods, meadows, ponds and paths that have been created from disused farmland, there is scope for recreation, discovery and study. 


The Forest Centre Shop

Our shop has a wide variety of items on offer from local providers, craftsmen and craftswomen.

From walking sticks and hats to jams, cards and teapots, our shop has a fantastic range of querky, practical and edible items perfect for that special purchase. 



Enjoy a hot drink, snack or lunch at the Thames Chase Forest Centre Café whilst admiring the views from its panoramic window or from the terrace.

Welcome to our new Caterers, Churchill's Catering!

Café Opening Hours:   

Late March to October
10am – 5pm everyday

November to Late March
10am – 4pm everyday


Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire is open weekends and school holidays 30th March - 28th October.


Room Hire

We have a range of great spaces available for hire at the Forest Centre.

Set in the heart of the community forest we can cater for conferences, meetings, wedding receptions and parties.

To find out more about room hire at the Forest Centre, click below.


Other Activities

Thames Chase has a variety of other regularly available activites on offer from partners.

These include: Nordic Walking, Music Lessons from Caterpillar Music, Yoga and other spiritual activities.

Don't be shy, get involved, and do something positive!