Wanstead Park is located in the north-east London district of Wanstead and is part of the sprawling Epping Forest. The park is home to the renowned Temple, which is open every weekend with free admission for visitors. Various events take place at The Temple throughout the year.
Wanstead Park has been granted Grade II listed status by English Heritage in recognition of its historical significance and aesthetic quality. The park is also renowned for its wonderful wildlife incorporating over 100 species of wildfowl, including herons, coots, moorhens, great crested crebes and ducks.
Highlights at Wanstead Park
- Less busy than parks in Central London, great for peace and quiet
- One of the very few places in London where you can hear the skylark sing
- Visiting The Temple: Learn more about the history of Wanstead House
- Great for birdwatching, don’t forget your binoculars!
- Plan for a picnic out in nature
- Lots of wonderful smelling elderflower
- Use Google Lens to identify exotic trees and plants
- Enjoy the beautiful bluebells in spring from April to May
There is also a wide range of mammals, reptiles (including grass snakes, red-eared terrapins and smooth newts), over 20 recorded species of butterflies and nearly 800 species of flowering plants. This park is truly a nature lover’s paradise.