If love nothing better than exploring nature  then you've come to the right place. Brentwood is much more than just a bustling town, it's also surrounded by a wealth of stunning countryside, with parks and open spaces for you to enjoy.

Whether it's fishing or wandering the woodland at Thorndon Country Park, checking out the deer, cattle and herons at Weald Country Park or having a paddle in the great permanent paddling pool at the King George Playing Field, you can be sure there's something for everyone to enjoy here in Brentwood. 



The woodlands of Thorndon North surround the beautiful Childerditch pond and also host the famous Gruffalo Trail. The open parkland at Thorndon South is busy with families enjoying picnics, where you can fly a kite on one of its many hills.
At Weald Country Park, you can enjoy, lakes, wildflower meadows, deer park, or  the new Stick Man play trail. The park is famous for its wildlife, including fallow deer, cattle, herons, mallard ducks and other water birds.
King Georges Playing Fields features a unique sensory garden for the blind, as well as lots of green space to run and play plus crazy golf, a skatepark and play area! They also have a permanent paddling pool for warmer days!
There's lots more parks, gardens and open spaces for you to enjoy in and around Brentwood, like Hutton Country Park, Bishops Hall Park and Warley Playing Fields, all of which offer great facilities whatever you're after. 


If you like to take in a round of golf in your spare time, then you can tee off at one of the fantastic courses around Brentwood. We have the ideal location for a relaxing game of golf in tranquil surroundings and fantastic views.
Trailnet offer inclusive cycling opportunities for both children and adults to ride through the beautiful woodland and pastures of Thorndon Country Park. Riders can access cycling either independently or as part of a regular group session.
Come and experience this newly discovered oasis in Essex, where you can train, get fit and have fun! Whether you are a beginner, seasoned or an elite racer we have the facilities to suit your needs. Training is suitable for adults and children.
If you can think of nothing better than sitting by the edge of a lake waiting for the catch of the day you're in luck if you visit Brentwood, as there's plenty of great places to fish, all of which are surrounded by beautiful countryside. 
Hidden away next door to The Secret Nuclear Bunker, Rope Runners is the award winning High Ropes Park and Adventure Centre. Challenge yourself on their 5 courses, plus a big zip wire, climbing wall and 13 metre free fall fan descender.
Come and show us your manoeuvres in our fantastic woodland Laser Tag arena. Once you’re kitted up with the latest lasertag guns, our commanders lead you through a variety of exciting lasertag game scenarios.


Discover the magic of the Deep Dark Wood with this self-led trail searching for the amazing hand-crafted carvings of Gruffalo characters. This trail helps children understand our native woodland and see it as a welcoming place.
Join us at Weald Country Park for the Stick Man Play Trail, which brings the popular book by Julia Donaldson to life. The permanent trail consists of a number of climbing frames, slides, swings, Stick Man’s family tree and a giant swan’s nest.
A brilliant family attraction set in the delightful grounds of Barnards Farm amongst sculptures, rivers and woodland. It's great fun for children and adults alike, look out for our woodland friends along the line side including the big tall chicken!


There's loads of great events going on all year round, meaning there's always something great going on. 
Whether you fancy a leisurely swim, or a fast paced game of tennis, there's lots of facilities in Brentwood to help keep you active. 
While you're out exploring the great outdoors, why not stop by one of our fascinating history spots, and discover Brentwood's past.