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This lovely park is just 0.7 of a mile ,a 15 minute walk from Romford town centre
there is a Car Park on the opposite side of Main Road and crossing lights
there is a Raphael's Resaurent at the entrance and in the centre of...More
Very large well kept park. A massive lake with families of geese and ducks. You can fish if you get a licence.
They have turned the groundskeeper house into a post restaurant which a shame as they have knocked done the old food hut that...More
Raphael Park's is kind of a hidden gem in Romford. It is located very close to Romford's town centre and it is surrounded by beautiful houses.
In the park there a really well kept lake with ducks and lovely views, and you can feed the...More
Lovely Clean, well kept park...
From the Lake with the Ducks to the Restaurant, Tennis Courts, Playground Area. This park has everything.
Was very impressed as haven’t been over here since I was little.
The Cafeteria at the far end of the park is a...More
The park is split across two sites seperated by the main road into Romford. Each side has parks and tennis courts (which are free to use when not being used by clubs) and there is a lake on the side next to Raphael Restaurant. You...More
We went to this park on Wednesday to feed the ducks but very few ducks there. Only one adult duck and a few ducklings and no swans to be seen. We were a bit disappointed. There wasn't any bouncy castles either compared to last year....More
Have to admit to some bias as this is our local parkland. Historically the landscape belonged to the Raphael family but 'sold' to the people of Romford/Havering in the '50s. This is a thriving conservation area with many species of trees and plants and the...More
I visit this park regularly and walk through it for a scenic route it’s a great park for all ages with a play area tennis courts various fields restaurants and birds with a bird food purchase at the side of the lake. I would recommend...More
If you enter from the Main Road Gates and walk along the path with the lake on your left you should follow the path round as it seems to move through trees and slightly away then from the lake with its resident ducks. If... More
If you enter from the Main Road Gates and walk along the path with the lake on your left you should follow the path round as it seems to move through trees and slightly away then from the lake with its resident ducks. If you don't move off the journey along the path it leads naturally to discover on your left a lecturn with information on the author Nick Butterworth adjacent to what initially seems a small area providing seating and displaying carved wooden figures of his character, Percy the park-keeper with his wooden wheelbarrow. It isn't very far from the Main Road entrance but you will find that you might enjoy a quiet few minutes sitting on a bench enroute, watching the squirrels, birds and ducks which is incredibly relaxing. Please don't be tempted to give wildlife bread as it is extremely bad for their digestion. Milli's cafe which is a walk further along the path by the grassed areas,football pitch and near the childrens' play area, sells small bags of wildlife food - or even do your own research on line before visiting the park as to what food is appropriate for squirrels, birds and ducks - children would really enjoy this extra activity and don't forget to bring along some plain paper drawing books and pencils or crayons to draw a few of the animals you see. Even if the little ones can't themselves manage this activity they will enjoy watching you or evening colouring in your sketches. Your local library will hold some of Nick Butterworth's charming stories for you to read to young members of the family before and after your visit; the grey squirrels (equally as charming , agile and cheeky as their red squirrel cousins) are delightfully friendly and if you sit quietly with a bag of suitable edible treats they will jump up to within centimetres of visitors, even accepting a morsel or two offered, carefully, by hand. Remember these are wildlife, though. Overall this is a lovely natural environment which makes you feel quite humbled by seeing some of the areas nature first-hand. Enjoy and respect the park.