Brentwood’s numerous country parks are havens for nature-lovers, walkers and families alike. Thorndon Park is home to the famous Gruffalo Trail, Weald Park the home of Stick Man Play Trail and there’s real animal magic at Old MacDonald’s Farm on the outskirts of the town. Over at Brentwood Leisure Park you can get your snowsport kicks all year round.

The TV show ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ thrust Brentwood into the national spotlight as a popular tourist destination. For some serious retail therapy, visit characterful Crown Street just off Brentwood High Street.

Two very different aspects of British history are reflected in the 16th century Ingatestone Hall and the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch, an eerily fascinating, subterranean reminder of the Cold War era. So with so much to see and do in Brentwood, it's a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.



Take a family adventure with fun activities like petting farms, the Gruffalo Trail or the Stick Man Play Trail.

Find whatever you need from a choice of nearly 200 stores including great independent shops.

Get an insight into Brentwood’s rich history of artists, writers, culture and heritage.

Brentwood is known for the hit ITVBe show the Only Way is Essex, which is filmed here.

There's loads of great sport and leisure activities to do in Brentwood to help you stay active.

You're sure to have a fantastic night out when you're in one of Brentwood's bars or clubs.


Brentwood Arena
Brentwood Town FC

Come and watch the Blues play

Brentwood Town Football Club, nicknamed "The Blues", is based at The Brentwood Centre in Doddinghurst Road, approximately one mile north of the town centre. They run a senior league side and youth teams at Under-8, Under-13, Under-15, Under-16 and Under-18 age groups.

The first team play in the BetVictor Isthmian League North division, a competition that is at Step 4 of the National League System.

The main playing area at the Brentwood Centre is The Arena which has an enclosed pitch, perimeter barrier, perimeter path, a clubhouse and changing rooms. Floodlights were installed in 1999. There is cover and seating for over 150 people outside the clubhouse and two covered stands behind one goal, one of which can seat over 100. There are also pitches outside the main arena for use by the youth section and there is a floodlit area which is used for training on midweek evenings during the season.

The bar is open on all Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday match days, serving a good range of beers, wines and spirits.

There is easy access to the clubhouse and toilet facilities for disabled visitors.



Brentwood Theatre aims to provide the people of Brentwood and the surrounding areas with a vibrant community theatre offering a wide-ranging programme in the performing arts.

In 1981, a group of local theatre lovers decided it was high time Brentwood had its own theatre; somewhere built by the community, for the community.

Some 11 years later, their dreams and plans were realised as Brentwood Theatre first opened its doors. Since then, the Theatre has continued under the stewardship of so many dedicated people to become the vibrant and challenging performance arts space it is today.

Now, over 20,000 people come through their doors each year, during which we host more than 250 performances. Run by just a few core staff and supported by a team of volunteers, Brentwood Theatre is testament to both the need for such a venue in our town and the tenacity and talent of those who create the performances seen.

Follow the link below for details of shows coming up over the next few months.