Coming to the Shop ? - here are some suggestions for other local places to visit
Nazeing Glass Works is situated on the River Lee, within the Lee Valley Regional Park, which stretches from London to Hertford. If you are planning to visit the factory shop, here are some suggestions of other places to go while in the area. Not all attractions are open on all days, so please check websites beforehand for days, times and prices.
|River Lee Cruises (0.3 mile)|
Lunchtime, 1 hour circular and evening cruises aboard the Lady of Lee Valley or Pride of Lee, departing from Broxbourne Riverside.
|The Crown public house (850yd walk along the river or 1 mile drive)|
Riverside pub serving food from 12pm onwards.
Busy at weekends but ideal for weekday lunch.
|The Lea Valley Walk (starting from Carthagena lock, next to the factory shop)|
Do as much or as little of the full walk along the River Lea from Luton to the River Thames.
|Old Mill Retreat Cafe (0.75miles) |
Hot and cold food until dusk 7 days a week.
At Broxbourne Mill & Meadows, where there is also cycle hire.
|Boat Hire (1 mile by road, 0.5mile walking)|
Hire an electric or rowing boat for an hour, or even a small canal boat for the day. Lee Valley Boat Centre is opposite The Crown public house.
|The Lowewood Museum Hoddesdon (1.5miles)|
Local history museum housed in a beautiful Georgian building dating from the 1750s. Free Entry.
|Paradise Park Wildlife Park (3 miles)|
Family attraction with particular emphasis on conservation and big cats. Entry Charge
|Rye Meads RSPB Nature Reserve (4 miles)|
Wetland reserve beside the River Lee at Rye House.
Free entry but there is a small car parking charge for non RSPB members.
|Lee Valley Park Farms (4 miles) |
Working farms which are open March to October.
Admission Charge - usually cheaper midweek and outside school holidays.
|Historic Waltham Abbey (5miles)|
Resting place of King Harold. Abbey gardens, Epping Forest District Museum, Market days on Tuesdays & Saturdays.
|Epping-Ongar Railway (10miles)|
Home to preserved steam and diesel trains, and a vintage bus service through the Essex countryside. Entry charge applies
Redwings Ada Cole Horse Sanctuary - 4 miles to the east on the other side of Nazeing Common is a rescue centre for over 50 horses and ponies. Entry is free but donations are always welcome. www.redwings.org.uk/visiting/ada-cole-rescue-centre
Harlow Town Centre is a further 3 miles past Redwings with a large selection of town centre shops including Next, Boots, Argos, Primark, TK-Maxx, Matalan, etc.
The Gibberd Garden - near Old Harlow was the private residence of Harlow New Town planner Sir Frederick Gibberd and is open to the public at various times www.thegibberdgarden.co.uk
Please note that the attractions above are not all open on all days, so please check the websites before travelling for opening days, times and prices.