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Suntrap Forest Centre

This outdoor education hub in Epping Forest reopened in summer 2021. Find out about day visits and more.

For over 50 years, Suntrap Forest Centre has offered visitors of all ages opportunities to understand, respect and protect the natural world. Many return again and again, or are from generations of families who've grown to love the borough’s green spaces.

Located on the edge of east London, in Epping Forest, Suntrap nestles amongst stunning landscaped gardens, terraces, wildflower meadow and woodland.

The centre reopened in summer 2021 after a multi-million-pound refurbishment. It's now equipped to provide year-round outdoor environmental learning activities for schools, families, adults and community groups.

Visits for schools and community groups


The residential site can accommodate 80 visitors in two separate groups of 40 campers. Our wooden 4-person eco pods are perfect for 21st century camping. 

The Meadow Lodge building with full height glass walls is a short walk across the camping site. In warm weather, the dining facilities open-up for outdoor eating. 

Find out about our school and community group residential.

Day visits

Suntrap is a great place to bring the environmental curriculum to life. Their qualified tutors also lead a range of exciting outdoor activities. There is also a 'meet the animals' session where learners can discover different creatures and the threats to their habitats.

Find out about day visits for schools and community groups.

Family events and adventure camps

The centre offers various fun, outdoor, environmental activities children and families can enjoy together all year round, including overnight explorer camps.

Find out about family events and residential.

Corporate visits

Suntrap has a range of indoor and outdoor spaces available for use in many ways, from corporate meetings to conferences, and team building days. Corporate visitors can book a room only, or get in touch to arrange a tailor-made package.

To book, contact


Church Road
High Beach
Essex, IG10 4AJ