There are a host of exciting events happening across the Discover Me sites throughout the year. Talks, workshops, activities, shows and more, these events range in price from a few pounds to absolutely free, so there’s something to suit every pocket.

Linda Bondy art exhibition at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Nov 5th 2016 to Dec 4th 2016 Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH

Artwork by local artist Linda Bondy, featuring oils, watercolours and drawings of

Epping Forest. Free – no booking required.


A Year In 20 Objects – 2016 at Havering Museum

Nov 16th 2016 to Dec 17th 2016 Havering Museum

20 new objects that have been acquired by the Havering Museum in 2016.

Festive Forest Fayre at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Dec 10th 2016 to Dec 11th 2016 Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Come and enjoy Epping Forest’s winter wonderland over our festive Forest weekend.

Sing and Celebrate the Midwinter Festival at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Dec 11th 2016 Thames Chase Forest Centre

Come and join us outside in the forest to hear stories, myths and beliefs about Midwinter. There will be poems and carol singing around some of the trees at Thames Chase.

The forests and woodlands have always played a very important part in the lives of the people and communities who have lived, and still live around or near them today. People have enjoyed the celebration of midwinter for thousands of years and now this ancient pagan festival has become an important part of our modern Christmas celebrations.

Candlelit Tour at Eastbury Manor House

Dec 13th 2016 Eastbury Manor House

As the winter nights draw in experience Eastbury Manor House by candlelight with costumed tour guides. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours.

Christmas Market at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Dec 18th 2016 Thames Chase Forest Centre

A chance to find a last minute unique gift or a personal treat from local craftsmen as you listen to live music and indulge in seasonal fare from our centre cafe.

Children’s craft and activities

Merry Christmas

Gin & Gingerbread at Rainham Hall

Dec 22nd 2016 Rainham Hall

Beautiful botanicals and sumptuous spice combine as taste buds are tantalised by the combination of gin and gingerbread.