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Visit us at Epping Forest

Address of Epping Forest

GreenAcres Epping Forest, Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, Essex CM16 6AD

Email Address

[email protected]

Phone Number

01992 523863

Visit us at Epping Forest

We’d love you to visit our enchanting park and experience the vibrance of the wildflowers and wildlife, and the tranquil harmony of the woodland.

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Opening Hours

Our park is open to visitors 365 days a year. if you wish to make an appointment during our office opening times please call the park on 01992 523863 or email [email protected]

In the event of adverse weather, we suggest calling the park ahead of your visit to check if the park is open.

Office hours Park visiting hours
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm
Monday – Friday (May to August) 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday Closed 9.00am – 4.00pm
Bank Holidays 9.00am – 1.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday (May to August only)* 9.00am – 6.00pm 9.00am – 8.00pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Easter Sunday Closed 9.00am – 4.00pm

 

*By appointment between 5.00-6.00pm

Last entry into the park is 30 minutes prior to the gates closing.

Directions

Our park is easily accessible, the park is located just outside North Weald Bassett, close to the M11.

Arriving by Car

Approaching the park from the M11 – exit at junction 7 and take the A414 (Canes Lane), following the signs to North Weald Bassett. At the junction with the B181 (High Road) turn right and continue to North Weald Bassett where you will find Kiln Road second on your left after the Kings Head public house. The entrance to the Park is under the railway bridge on the right hand side of the road.

Approaching the park from the Chelmsford area – take the A414 signposted Harlow. Continue on through Ongar until you reach the Talbot roundabout, junction with the B181 signposted North Weald. Turn left onto the B181, through the village. After passing the Kings Head public house on your left, cross the mini roundabout and Kiln Road is the next turning on the left. The entrance to the Park is under the railway bridge on the right hand side of the road.

Approaching the park from Epping – at the north end of the town, turn right at St. Margaret’s traffic lights onto the B181 (signposted North Weald). Continue to North Weald, passing the golf course on your right. As you approach the mini roundabout, take the right hand turn just beforehand into Kiln Road. The entrance to the Park is under the railway bridge on the right hand side of the road.

Travelling by Train

The park is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest underground station is Epping, which is located at the end of the central line. Epping station is approximately three miles from the Park.There is a taxi rank outside the station.

Travelling by Bus

Buses run every 30 minutes from Epping Underground Station and will take you from the station and into North Weald. You will need to get on the bus heading to Brentwood or sign posted Ongar 2 Brewers. Do not get on the bus signposted to Harlow.

The bus timetable can be sourced from www.harlowride.co.uk. Please check the Harlow Ride website before beginning your journey as GreenAcres Epping Forest cannot be held responsible for changes in the bus times. Please be aware that the park has a long driveway of approximately 600 metres.

Park facilities

There is ample space for car parking at our park, as well as parking for coaches, bikes and motorcycles. Disabled parking spaces are available near the buildings. All buildings have disabled access and facilities and there are electric buggies available to transport visitors with restricted mobility around the woodland.

The park roads are sufficiently wide to accommodate two cars passing. Driving on site is restricted while funeral services takes place. We humbly request all our visitors to be respectful to the rules and regulations of the park.

Frequently Ask Question

If you are recently bereaved, your first point of contact is usually your Funeral Director. They’ll be able to liaise with us to organise a date for your service. However, we always invite families to visit a GreenAcres park before they make any decision so they can take a look around, and discuss what they’d like to happen on the day of the service. You’ll also be able to select a plot at the park, after which, we’ll confirm all the details and coordinate the arrangements with your Funeral Director.

No. It’s entirely up to you. Our multi-faith service halls are for both religious and non-religious services. We pride ourselves on our relationships with both the local clergy and the local independent celebrant team, ensuring that we meet the requirements of both the religious and secular community. Our grounds aren’t consecrated, but individual graves can be blessed if you wish.

Throughout the park we have specially dedicated burial areas so, with the help of a member of our team, you’ll be able to select where you’d like your loved one to be buried.

All interments have to be paid in full before the funeral can take place. You can pay via credit or debit card, cheque or by bank transfer. If you’re planning ahead, please speak to a member of our team about our instalment plan.

The choice of coffin is a very personal one. Eco coffins made from cardboard, willow, banana leaf and bamboo are acceptable at all of our parks as well as traditional wooden ones. However, our eco and conservation policies, mean metal caskets or zinc-lined coffins cannot be interred. Some people opt for a simple shroud made from natural fabric instead.

In some areas of our parks, you’re welcome to use any coffin (tapered at the shoulder with a removable lid) or casket (rectangular in shape with a hinged lid) that isn’t zinc lined. However, please be mindful that only our traditional burial graves, private gardens, gated gardens, and mausoleums can accommodate coffins and caskets. At the woodland and meadowland parks, it isn’t possible to use caskets in all areas because of their size.


Please also note that for a cremation service, metal/zinc lined caskets and metal ornaments
on any coffin are not permitted.

All our full burial and cremated remains plots are double depth. This allows for the plot to be used by a second person in the future, perhaps a close family member or loved one. But there’s no obligation to use the second interment space.

Unlike some other burial sites or cemeteries, we take the long-term care of the place where your loved one is buried very seriously. Through our regular maintenance programme, our Grounds Team ensure that the park is well cared for at all times. A proportion of each sale is invested in an Independent Trust Fund. That means there are funds available to secure the long-term preservation and maintenance of our beautiful parks for many years to come.

We have a range of leases available on our burial or memorial options, depending on your
choice:

  • The lease on burial options start from 25 years and can go up to the life of the park
  • The lease on the cremated remains burial options start at 10 years and can go up to
    the life of the park

Every five years, during the duration of the lease, we will write to the registered owner and offer the option to extend the lease for 25, 50 or 75 years. If you do not wish to renew your lease, then the grave can no longer be memorialised when the lease expires. Existing burials in the plot will not be removed or disturbed, but any remaining space in the plot will be made available to be used by someone else

Some people choose not to mark a grave with a wooden or other substantial memorial (where allowed). However, whenever we bury anyone at our parks, we record the graves very carefully and use traditional mapping to ensure that there is a permanent record of each person who is buried with us and their location.