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Thames Chase Visitor Centre (Upminster, Essex, UK)

Great Fun

Not just a bunch of trees! There’s a visitor centre with toilets, a small shop and a cafe inside. We visit here all the time as we love bringing a picnic and making a day of it. There is a playground area but much more fun are the different activities on the way round the trail. There are stepping stones, big tubes to crawl through and climb on, a big pyramid like structure called the ants nest to clmb on and in, a fort, a castle and there are a few areas inside the trees where there are giant teepees and you can build dens with logs and branches. There’s a ‘Superworm Trail’ too.

Age 9

1Who did you visit with?

A primary school 2, tween/teenager 2, grown up 1

2When did you go?

A year 2017

3How long did you stay?

A 3-6 hours

4Was it good value for money?

A Yes

5Any comments on value?

A £1 all day parking (£2 peak)

6Did you buy any food whilst you were here and if so, what was it like?

A n/a

7Were there any bathroom facilities? What were they like?

A Toilets inside the visiter centre, very clean but do take note of the closing times.

8What was the best part of your visit?

A Building dens

9Do you or anyone you were with have special needs?

A No

10Insider hints and tips?

A look out for little entrances into the trees, we found a great seating/story area hidden away

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