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.

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Coalhouse Fort and Park

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Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge

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Ilford Hospital Chapel

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Valentines Mansion & Gardens

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Thurrock Museum

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Wind Against Tide by Clarkson Stanfield at Thurrock Museum

Valence House Museum

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Beautiful white front of Valence House Museum

Thames Chase Forest Centre

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Rainham Hall

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The majestic facade of Rainham Hall in Havering

The Old Chapel Upminster

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Front of the Old Chapel Upminster in the sunshine

Havering Museum

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Welcoming entrance to Havering Museum on the High Street

Tree Nursery Opening Day at Thames Chase Forest Centre

Oct 24th to Oct 24th Thames Chase Forest Centre

Earlier this year Thames Chase received a £12000 grant from Tesco and Groundwork through their Bags of Help scheme from the 5p bag charge to regenerate our tree nursery.  Since then lots of work has been carried out, mainly by our Conservation Volunteers, constructing a new rabbit proof fence and gates, clearing the old raised beds, creating 10 new beds and installing a potting shed.

From the end of October we will have a fully working Tree Nursery where you, the local community, can visit, enjoy and learn about trees and how they grow.  The Nursery will become incorporated into the Thames Chase Environmental Education programme as a resource for students, volunteers, schools, youth groups and playschemes.  As well as this, the nursery will produce trees for projects and also sell to the local community.

However, there is still more changes we would love to make in the tree nursery to make it fully accessible for all to enjoy, such as levelling the ground and laying paths.  In time we would also like a public area with a healthy living zone.  To be able to do this we need to raise more funds.