The 10 Best Things to Do in Brentwood, United Kingdom (UK)

January 4, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Discover the best top things to do in Brentwood, United Kingdom (UK) including Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Rope Runners, Raphael Park, Room Lockdown, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, Ingatestone Hall, Thames Chase Forest Centre, Weald Country Park, Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Queens Theatre.
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1. Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Sawyers Hall Farm Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 9BZ, England +44 1277 201110
Excellent
70%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation caring for around 400 sick, unwanted and mistreated animals. The sanctuary is based in Brentwood, Essex. Hopefield cares for a variety of animals including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, cats and more recently has become home to smaller animals such as rabbits, Guinea pigs and chinchillas. As a small charity Hopefield relies upon donations and support from volunteers to be able to continue this work. It is with thanks to the continued support of volunteers and supporters that we have been able to achieve our aims thus far.

Reviewed By Georgina G - Brentwood, United Kingdom

This is a charity run organisation so it's a little ramshackle but lovely for an afternoon and much improved from how it was a couple of years ago. There are a number of animals to see, a play area and the necessary amenities of a small shop, hand washing areas and loos.

2. Rope Runners

Ongar Road | The Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch CM15 0LA, England +44 1277 364470
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

Rope Runners

The award winning high ropes course - open to the Public all year round. Based at The Secret Nuclear Bunker - why not do both and make it a whole day out. Other activities available including Archery, Air Rifles, Water Zorbing and more. Booking usually essential - check our our website for more information.

Reviewed By redheadlinda - Wickford, United Kingdom

Brought my son here for a wristband day, he had a brilliant time zorbing, paintball, air rifles, scavenger hunt, zip line and climbing wall. The staff were great really helpful fun and friendly even though it was chucking it down most of the day nothing was a bother for them and they were always smiling. Would definitely go again.

3. Raphael Park

Parkway, Romford RM2 5PA, England +44 1708 431982
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Raphael Park

Reviewed By John J

After visiting the park, was greeted by a beautiful Fountain, and pleasant to see people fishing, a old house with a Cafe over looking the Blacks Lake.
This park even has its own dedicated Police Officers which is amazing, they are very knowledgeable,
Well done Havering.

4. Room Lockdown

40 North Street | Crown House, Hornchurch RM11 1EW, England +44 1708 471710
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 85 reviews

Room Lockdown

WELCOME TO ROOM LOCKDOWN Escape Rooms are a unique experience The increasingly popular Live Escape Game has arrived in Hornchurch, Essex! Do you and your team have what it takes to escape our themed rooms You have just 60 minutes to find hidden clues and solve puzzles in order to escape Testing your problem solving and mind skills, teamwork is needed for you to survive! Great Alternative to a night out, something different and exciting, not to mention it's fun for everyone, families, friends, work colleagues and tourists!

Reviewed By Zaklina M

First time going to an escape room. Wasn’t sure of what to expect. From arriving to departing the visit was brilliant with friendly and welcoming staff- got met by an enthusiastic reception staff who then passed us to our host (Brad) who was very helpful and kind. When we started, I was clueless of what to do but eventually us 3 girls got there in the end. We did need some clues throughout the experience well maybe more than a few! But with team work you can ESCAPE!
Get ready for darkness and a bit of crawling!
We had many different emotions from frustration to excitement and happiness.
Would definitely recommend and will be back for other escape rooms!
We got out with 5.35 minutes to spare!

5. Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England +44 1268 520176
Excellent
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5 based on 261 reviews

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

Welcome to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. We are the leading Bird of Prey Centre in Essex, based at Barleylands Farm & Craft Village, Billericay. We are open to the public 362 days of the year, where you can enjoy our daily flying displays in our purpose built flying arena. In addition, Barleylands Farm & Craft Village offers both indoor and outdoor activities for children, craft shops and tearooms, creating a fantastic day out in Essex for all the family. We offer a wide range of experience days, which are both fun and educational, catering for all ages and abilities, making them the perfect gift. Our friendly team will make your experience both personal and enjoyable giving you plenty of hands on time with our amazing birds of prey – making your visit to the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy truly memorable. A day you will never forget. For that special occasion, why not have our birds of prey come to you? At the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, we are able to offer tailor-made school visits, static bird displays, educational talks and so much more.... We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed By piper_klp - England, United Kingdom

As a family (2 adults & 2 children) we today enjoyed a birds of prey experience at this academy. We can't praise it enough. Highly knowledgeable staff, extremely engaging with both the adults and children and stunning birds that we got up close with. Matt showed as 3 birds inside where we got each one perched on our arm and he talked about their different qualities, habits and abilities. We then took an owl outside to the arena where it flew to each one of us. Recommend to all, even if you aren't a massive bird enthusiast as it is fascinating learning about them and getting so close.

6. Ingatestone Hall

Ingatestone Hall Hall Lane, Ingatestone CM4 9NS, England +44 1277 353010
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Ingatestone Hall

Ingatestone Hall is a 16th century manor house, still owned and occupied by the Petre family who built it. It is open to the public for visits during the summer (Wednesday and Sunday afternoons) and is availiable for private hire (eg weddings and dinners) at other times.

Reviewed By les s - London, United Kingdom

This is a great place to visit, an unspoilt Tudor gem. The house is just spectacular and crammed with character. Not too commericlised either. The grounds too are just lovely and well worth a meander. The tea rooms are a part of the house and overlook the courtyard. These are also well decorated in the Tudor fashion with lead windows and numerous paintings on the walls, in keeping with the overall impact of the house. We had afternoon tea here and it was superb, lovely service by the attentive staff. The place was spotless despite it being very busy. Just a wonderful day out.

7. Thames Chase Forest Centre

Thames Chase Trust Centre, Broadfields Farm, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS, England +44 1708 642970
Excellent
57%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Thames Chase Forest Centre

The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an inspirational example of landscape regeneration through cost effective environmental improvements that changes lives and demonstrates these values through exemplar community led management at the Thames Chase Forest Centre. Thames Chase Forest covers 40 square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders. Thames Chase Community Forest encompasses countryside in Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Havering and Thurrock. Within its boundaries there has been a concerted effort, over the last 20+ years to re-generate despoiled landscape and enhance the natural environment for the benefit of local people and wildlife.

Reviewed By Tracey M - Romford, United Kingdom

Such a lovely place for a walk or to sit and have a drink. Food was ok and staff friendly. Nice day out with friends/kids/partner.Thank you for your review, we hope you visit us again soon!

8. Weald Country Park

Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 5QS, England +44 1277 261343
Excellent
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Weald Country Park

Reviewed By sweetgems - London, United Kingdom

Take your wellies and leave the buggy behind, this is a beautiful country park which can get very boggy in the fields and squelchy underfoot!
There are animals to see, lots of ducks, and some Stickman attractions (play areas and his house) but some of the paths were tricky to navigate when we visited.
Beautiful views from some of the higher points.
Car park closes at 4:30 - you wouldn't want to be roaming the park as it gets dark.

9. Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hall Lane, Kelvedon Hatch CM14 5TL, England +44 1277 364883
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 602 reviews

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Reviewed By aramis - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

The 'secret bunker', near Brentwood in Essex, is nowadays not so secret, and is well signposted on surrounding roads. Originally it was a an RAF station, then during the 'Cold War' was converted into the strategic UK Government HQ, from which operations against nuclear war could be directed. Up to 600 personnel could be accommodated underground, with supplies for up to 3 months.
There are several floors, the lowest being about 80 feet underground, and you can see all the accommodation and operations rooms, as well as the various machines which filtered the air, and kept the complex running. The entrance is contained within a perfectly normal small bungalow, located in woodland, from where you descend through a long tunnel to the main complex.
The bunker is now privately owned, and admission charges are £7.50 per adult, or £18.00 for a family of four ticket. It's open every day during summer, and Thursday to Sunday in winter. There's a large car-park, but the rough walk to the bunker entrance could be difficult for some people. You can visit the canteen without paying, by a separate route from the car-park. The canteen is quite interesting, and contains the souvenir shop. Food prices are very cheap. There are 100's of Scout scarves hanging in the canteen, representing Scout troops which have spent the night in the bunker.
Adjacent the bunker area, but wholly independently run, there is an aerial walkway, with zipwires, etc, and you can watch people ascending this for free.
Definitely worth a visit, and an excellent rainy day activity!

10. Queens Theatre

Theatre House Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT, England +44 1708 443333
Excellent
67%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 348 reviews

Queens Theatre

The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is a vibrant producing theatre in the London Borough of Havering, serving East London, Essex and beyond since 1953. As a registered charity and the cultural hub of the region, over 200,000 people enjoy the theatre's programme every year, including the best in home-produced theatre, visiting live entertainment and inspiring Learning and Participation projects. Behind the scenes almost all of our sets and costumes are all lovingly created on-site by our highly skilled carpentry workshop, scenic artists and wardrobe department. The Queen's receives regular funding from the London Borough of Havering and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. This helps us put theatre at the heart of the cultural life of the community we serve.

Reviewed By Freddie R - Rayleigh, United Kingdom

This venue sadly lacks atmosphere. It is difficult to become totally engrossed in the Performances. Also a problem is parking close to the theatre.

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