Where to go in Epping Forest
There are four forest centres to visit in Epping Forest, which are a great starting point when exploring the forest.
Click on the links below to find out about opening times, how to find us and what’s on in each centre.
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
The Temple, Wanstead Park
High Beach Forest Centre
At these centres, you can find out where to go and how best to enjoy the forest, pick up a leaflet or map, ask advice of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, discover more about the history of the forest, enjoy art exhibitions or browse in our forest gift shops.
For more places in the forest to discover, explore our ‘where to go’ pages.
Please note that Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge will be closed to the public on Sunday 23 November. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Opening days and times remain the same as advertised, with the exception of this date.
How to get to Epping Forest
Epping Forest can be reached by public transport and is easily explored on foot. See our walking page for details of trails through the forest.
- South Woodford
- Roding Valley
- Buckhurst Hill
- Theydon Bois
- Wanstead Park
- Leytonstone High Road
Greater Anglia trains also serve the nearby stations of
- Manor Park
- Highams Park
For the most up to date travel information and bus routes, you could use the Transport for London Journey Planner, which you may find helpful.
Epping Forest can be easily reached by car. To find the best routes and to see where our car parks are located, download the Epping Forest Map (290 KB).
What's on in Epping Forest
You can find out what's happening in the Forest by looking at our events page.
Take a look at this short film about the Forest and then come along for a visit.
Activities for families
You can find lots of fun activity sheets for children on our learning for children page.
Get in touch with Epping Forest
For more information, please contact us or follow us on Twitter.
Have you lost or found something in the Forest? All lost property is kept at The View. Visit our contact us page for more information on our lost property procedures.