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This is a beautiful park with a lake and fountain. It is a lovely place for a break from the city... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Basque Country, Spain
Great for families to visit

The park is split across two sites seperated by the main road into Romford. Each side has parks... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Keeley M
Romford, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“tennis courts”(28 reviews)
“feed the ducks”(14 reviews)
“play area”(15 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Parkway, Romford RM2 5PA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful park with a lake and fountain. It is a lovely place for a break from the city. You can walk or enjoy some delicious fish and chips in the park.

Thank apritchy
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Keeley M
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank elljane244
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Cleo O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely park. It is in two parts each side of the road. Car parking is scarce tho. But it a trees for children to run around gardens are well kept. It’s lovely to walk along the lake. Cafe in the park. Plus there is...More

Thank 501yvonnef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for little haven away from the hustle and bustle then this place ticks a few boxes. Lovely small lake with a pretty water friendly feature, with a nice walk alongside where you can stroll along And get up close to the timid...More

Thank eastendpar
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We have been going to the Raphael ‘s for years!! Left inside park good for Lil once but parking can be tricky .. at the very end of the lake side there is a big kids park..play area... my 13 and 14 years old still...More

Thank anna a
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Raphael's has grown from it initial renovation 4/5 years ago. It has something for everyone, walking, dog walkers and children with the playground. Well worth a visit.

Thank dbparkland
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Park lovely. Cafe nothing like it use to be lady quite rude to children going near there little ride that you have to pay for. Won’t use cafe again

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James S
8 July 2018|
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Response from Pamela H | Reviewed this property |
Don't think this would be allowed
Diane A
22 July 2017|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
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
Jack P
11 April 2016|
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Response from SteveRHavering | Reviewed this property |
Not a fisherman myself but just to answer the question there is no charge to fish but you must have a valid rod licence. There have been no reports of thefts of equipment or ASB etc for years now there is a parks police... More