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Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Take a stroll through the woods and open spaces of Thorndon Country Park. Kids will love the Gruffalo trail, with sculptures of characters from popular children's book scattered along the paths. You will find plenty of other walking, cycling, and horseback-riding trails throughout the park, taking you past tranquil ponds, picnic areas, and viewpoints where you can see all the way to Canary Wharf. Orienteering courses also crisscross the park. After enjoying the fresh air, stop by the cafe or shop and tearoom for some refreshments. Put Thorndon Country Park into our Brentwood trip itinerary planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brentwood.
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  • This really is a beautiful country park, with a fabulous array of wildlife. There are plenty of trails and there's something for everyone - a café, biking trails, walking trails, a deer park, grazing....  more »
  • thorndon Park has the gift shop but it’s very expensive and it also has a café at the back of the shop but the food and drink is so expensive it is terribly expensive please bring your own lunch...  more »
  • Shady, spacious, lovely forest. The tall trees and quietness of the forest is so calming and relaxing. Step away from daily life and go for a walk finding the awesome characters from The Gruffalo story. Follow the trail or just wander at your own pace. Start off with a coffee, finish with lunch and a browse around the gift shop. Clean toilets, buggy friendly. Can't wait to come back!
  • As we arrived it was obvious the car park was well laid out, reasonable cost at £3.20 for 2 hours. There was a minimal cost of 50p for a Gruffalo trail map, nothing else. Good Cafe facilities. The park itself could not be faulted, great trail and interesting wood walks. Our 3 year old Grandson really enjoyed finding the characters and the walk.

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