Wanstead Park

A park in , Redbridge • Warren Road London, E12 5HA

Visit the popular bluebell wood in April.
Attend events such as open air plays by the Temple every summer.
Take a walk around the lakes at any time of year.
Explore the path along the river Roding and the many woodland paths.
Attend nature focused events for adults and children such as bat watching or pond dipping.

  • 140 acres of C18 Historic landscape with artificial lakes

  • Always open
  • Dogs allowed in all greenspaces
  • Natural play features
  • Nature trail

Wanstead Park is a Grade 2* listed historic landscape. It is laid out over 140 acres of woodland and extensive artificial lakes by the river Roding. The Park and lakes were provided for the occupants of Wanstead House, once one of the largest mansions in the UK but demolished 1823/4. Features include the Temple, with exhibits on park history from Roman times and the Grotto, a romantic ruin. The major areas of interest are history and development of the park and nature. Extensive woodland and grassland, together with the lakes, provides a favourable environment for wildlife, especially birds.

Who you will find in Wanstead Park

Friends of Wanstead Parklands


Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group

widlife and conservation

Best place to check for events in this park


The organisation with legal responsibility for Wanstead Park is Corporation of London Conservators of Epping Forest. Their website for the park is

Wanstead Park is managed and maintained by Corporation of London Conservators of Epping Forest

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Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Formed 2009

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