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Working together with City of London to deliver education in Epping Forest.

FSC Epping Forest, is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture, stretching from Manor Park in East London to just north of Epping in Essex. Two thirds of the Forest have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The purpose built, fully accessible Centre has six classrooms, and associated facilities, with direct access into our teaching sites which include woodland, grassland, heath and river. Most of our teaching sites are fully accessible. The Centre is just a few minutes from the M25 and Loughton Tube Station.

The Associates of Epping Forest Field Centre are dedicated to raising awareness of and funds for our work at the centre.

Facilities

  • Capacity: 180 in six classrooms
  • Car Parking: Public car park
  • Disabled Access: The location has disabled access.
  • Hot and Cold Drinks: We have hot and cold drinks making facilities accessible around the centre.
  • Toilets: On site toilets

Food at our centres

For one day visits you are usually asked to bring a packed lunch unless it is specified otherwise.

Residential visits include freshly prepared seasonal meals, with a hot breakfast, packed lunch and choice of evening meal. Food is sourced locally wherever possible and we can cater for any dietary requirements. All of our residential centres have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award which recognises organisations which go the extra mile to make sure children are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.

Explore the centre and surrounding area

Health and Safety

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Carbon Trust Standard
  • Investors in People
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • Primary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • Eco Centre
  • John Muir Award
  • Met Office active participant
  • Safety Shield Health and Safety Award (Moorepay) Gold

How to find us

 

Car / Coach / Minibus: We are near M25 Junction 26, take the A121 towards Loughton and follow signs to ‘Epping Forest Centres’. From M11 Junction 5 take the A1168 towards Lougthon then the A121 and follow signs to ‘Epping Forest Centres’. From the A406 North Circular take the A104 towarrds Woodford and Epping, and at the Robin Hood pub follow signs to ‘Epping Forest Centres’. There is Car and Coach parking on site
Train: the nearest station is Loughton Underground Station on the Central Line, the Centre is about a 45min walk, or a short taxi journey. It is also a short taxi journey from Chingford station on the London Overground.

Before travel, please check the TFL website to plan your journey or for status updates.

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