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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.

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Cedars Nature Centre

Interactive Activity

Formerly the Pet's Corner, work is underway to develop a small breeds family friendly zoo.   

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Cedars Park Cafe

Food & Drink

The café offers delicious all day breakfasts, ice creams and smoothies, home-made cakes and scones, baguettes and paninis, prepared with locally sourced produce and Fair Trade 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

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Cedars Park Car Park

Car Park

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

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Flint Arch

Site of historical interest

Recently restored flint archway.

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Meeting Room

Building

Cedars Park meeting room is the perfect venue for gatherings, children's and family parties, baby showers, networking or business meetings.  Seating is available for up to 40 people and there is an option to order on site catering from the cafe.

For further information please call 01992 628593 or email:  info@cedarsparkcafe.com

 

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Play Maze

Playground

Turf laid play maze. 

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Pond

Water Habitat

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Ruins of Theobalds Palace

Site of historical interest

Site of the former Palace of Theobalds, owned by King James I and the birthplace of King Charles I.

Steeped in history the Palace boasted many famous connections including Queen Elizabeth I who visited Theobalds many times during her reign as the guest of William Cecil, Lord Burghley.  King James persuaded Lord Burghley to swap Theobalds for the royal estate of Hatfield, which includes the famous Hatfield House and it became one of his favourite country seats.

 

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Venusberg

Playground

Play mound opened in 2013, part of the Heritage Lottery Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Fund redevelopment project.

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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.  Please click here for more information.

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 Fair Trade 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

Please see the website link below for more information, including a video re-creation of the original Theobalds Palace.

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On Site Facilities

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How to get here

Parking:

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 


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