Cedars Park

Opening times vary throughout the year. See the website below for further information.

Former site of Theobalds Palace close to Waltham Cross with 1 route and 11 points of interest.

Points of interest

  • Cedars Nature Centre
  • Cedars Park Cafe
  • Cedars Park Car Park
  • Flint Arch
  • Meeting Room
  • Pedestrian Entrance
  • Play Maze
  • Pond
  • Public Toilets
  • Ruins of Theobalds Palace
  • Venusberg

On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink
  • Pushchair Friendly Paths
  • Toilets

Park Information

Steeped in history, the park was once the site of Theobalds Palace, a favoured residence of James I. Queen Elizabeth I also visited Theobalds many times during her reign. The park was given to the Borough in 1919 and today has a scheduled ancient monument, woodland walks, formal gardens, play maze, ponds, pets’ corner, play trail, an arboretum and a conservation area. The park covers over 7.5 hectares and has held Green Flag status for a number of years. 

In 2014, Broxbourne Council received a £1.89 million grant from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Parks for People programme, to protect, conserve and improve Cedars Park for the Borough’s residents. 

The Park has an active group of local park users known as the Friends of Cedars Park, who act as the eyes and ears of the park manager as well as providing support for Community events. 

The Cedars Park café offers delicious all day breakfasts, ice creams and smoothies, home-made cakes and scones, baguettes and paninis, prepared with locally sourced produce and fairly traded coffees and teas. What could be better than lounging on the comfortable sofas and chairs while gazing out at the park over a cup of coffee? For the full menu and an impression of the café, please go to www.cedarsparkcafe.com


How to get here


Free car parking available on site with access from Theobalds Lane.  Directions here.

Public Transport Information:

Further information on public transport is available here: www.intalink.org.uk and www.nationalrail.co.uk