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.

2017 Open Days at Ilford Hospital Chapel

Feb 6th 2017 to Sep 17th 2017 Ilford Hospital Chapel

The next regular Chapel Open Day will be on September 9th, from 10am to 2.30pm, with guided tours, refreshments, memorabilia, and stalls.

The following week is Open House weekend, when we shall be open on Saturday 16th September from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 4.30pm.

Extraordinary Eggs exhibition: Romanian eggs and more at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Mar 25th 2017 to Jun 25th 2017 Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Our Extraordinary Eggs season celebrates spring in the Forest with a case of exquisitely decorated Romanian eggs from the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Object in Focus loan programme along with beautiful native British birds eggs from Epping Forest’s historic egg collection.Free. No booking required.


Open Day at Ilford Hospital Chapel

May 5th 2017 to May 13th 2017 Ilford Hospital Chapel

The next Chapel Open Day is on Saturday 13th May, from 10am to 2pm. There will be guided tours, refreshments, memorabilia and stalls. Do visit Ilford’s oldest building, founded as a hospice for 13 old and infirm men in AD1145 by Adelicia, Abbess of Barking. She is represented by the Victorian carving pictured below.

Unwinding with gentle yoga ‘Letting Go’ at Thames Chase Forest Centre

May 6th 2017 Thames Chase Forest Centre


How to practice ‘non attachment’  :  ‘Letting Go’

Practices include: Breathing techniques for both relaxing and energising.

Meditation for relief from everyday pressures and worries.

To Book:

Please contact JILL LUFF BWY Dip (British Wheel of Yoga)

Contact No:  01708 641718 / 07930 825383 (mob) to reserve your place


Exhibition: Bancroft’s Sixth Form art show at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

May 12th 2017 to May 26th 2017 Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

Bancroft’s Sixth Form art show. Free. No booking required.


Guided Walk – Stubbers at Thames Chase Forest Centre

May 26th 2017 Thames Chase Forest Centre

Circular walk to Stubbers from the Thames Chase Visitor Centre via Cranham Marsh is around 5 miles and will take around 2.5 – 3 hours. 10am Friday 26th May 2017

Stubbers is an historic site in North Ockendon that was the home of William Coys, the botanist, and the Russell family. Once a stately home with extensive park land and gardens, the site is now used as an outdoor pursuits centre. Once considered the for – runner to Kew Gardens, there are a few remnants of the formal gardens in a walled garden and crinkle-crankle wall.

There is a large car park at Stubbers, toilets and the Cafe for refreshments. It can be muddy in places and waterproof shoes/boots are strongly recommended. Walkers unable to manage the full walk are welcome to join the walk at the Stubbers reception area.

Come and join us for some fresh air and light exercise and enjoy what the Community Forest has to offer at this time of year.

Discovering the Thames Chase Community Forest

When Fri 26th May 2017
Time 10am
Where Stubbers
Cost £3.00

Donation of £3.00 per person on the day.

Raising Funds for Thames Chase Trust (Charity No.1115627)

Contact Information:

  • Tel: 01708 642970
  • Email: enquiries

London Tree Week Photographic Exhibition at Thames Chase Forest Centre

May 27th 2017 Thames Chase Forest Centre

London Tree Week Photographic Exhibition

During London Tree Week (27th May – 4th June) an exhibition of photos submitted by the public of their favourite trees in the community forest will be on display in the Thames Chase Forest Centre.

The visitors to the Forest Centre can then vote for their favourite photo.

There will be 2 winning photos, under 18 years and over 18 years.

To find out more about how to submit a photo for the exhibition please click here.  

The deadline is the 26th May.


Raising funds for Thames Chase Trust (Charity No.1115627)

May Half Term Children’s Activite at Thames Chase Forest Centre

May 30th 2017 Thames Chase Forest Centre

Enjoy being outdoors this May and explore the Community Forest at this beautiful time of year.
Family activities
Drop in for as long as you like and take part in our planned activities or explore the natural play trail, our tree trails or woodland trails!

Tuesday and Wednesday. 10:30am-12:30pm

Join us with art/craft and planting activities!

  • Make and decorate a paper creature
  • Plant something that will grow into something to eat
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Measure yourself and trees

Thursday. Meet in the barn at Thames Chase at 10:30am

Explore Broadfields site for a yoga activity suitable for all the family (late arrivals can still join in)

Wear ‘sensible’ shoes/boots and weather appropriate clothing

When 30th, 31st May and 1st June
Time 10:30am-12:30pm
Where Thames Chase
Cost £3 donation requested

Raising Funds for Thames Chase Trust (Charity No.1115627)