There's a Teddy Bears picnic at the July Garden Afternoon at Copped Hall

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Garden Afternoon with a Teddy Bears Picnic at Copped Hall#

Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping. Use postcode CM16 5HR

Sunday 4th August 2024

Gates are open from 2.00pm with last entry at 4.00pm. The park will close at 5.00pm and the car park will be closed at 5.15pm.

Cost

£6.00 per person when tickets are bought “In Advance” via Ticketsource.
£7.00 per person for tickets bought on the day, on the door. Friends of Copped Hall, Children Under 16 and Teddy Bears (or other soft toys) come in Free. Tickets are required for entry.

Location

Gardens – including the Site of Earlier Houses and Walled Garden. The Mansion will be closed, except for access to the toilet facilities. Gardens are undulating/uneven lawn surfaces with some paths on a sloping site. The Walled Garden is also on a sloping site. There is very limited access currently for wheelchair users.

Description

This Garden Afternoon is rather special today. There is a big surprise in the garden as the Copped Hall Teddy Bear family are enjoying their summer picnic. If you are nice, the family might allow you and your own Teddy to have your picture taken with them. Bring your own Teddy Bear or cuddly toy and join in the fun, while eating our delicious tea, cakes and biscuits from the Racquets Court.

Children and Teddy Bears (or other soft toys) come for free.

It is strongly recommended to obtain tickets “In Advance” for this Summer Garden Afternoon with the Teddy Bears Picnic, including entries by Friends.

This special Garden Afternoon also provides an opportunity for grown-ups to wander around at leisure and talk to our volunteer gardeners. A map with a brief description of the gardens is provided on arrival. Refreshments will be available. There will be a Bookstall outside the Mansion as well as other items from the Copped Hall Shop for sale. Plants, seasonal fruit and vegetables are available for sale from the Walled Garden.

Event Queries?

Please contact the Box Office, tel no. 07749 397932
or email: tickets@coppedhalltrust.org.uk

Buy Tickets

Tickets are only available via Ticketsource:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/coppedhallevents
or by clicking the link below. View the event, pay and print your tickets. 
Both debit and credit cards may be used.

If you are having problems with buying tickets via Ticketsource, please contact our Box Office on 07749 397932. Alternatively you may email the Box Office on tickets@coppedhalltrust.org.uk.

 

About Copped Hall

The saving of Copped Hall has been described a number times as a miracle. In reality, it was achieved by a great deal of hard work against overwhelming odds.

Historic country houses in their parkland are one of the great cultural achievements of previous centuries. Very sadly by the 1950s, historic mansions like Copped Hall were being demolished at a rate of one every two and a half days. With their loss the centrepiece and purpose of the gardens, ancillary buildings and parkland was removed. Often all of these parts were destroyed. In the 1980s the planning authorities acted to preserve the excellent established qualities of Copped Hall and its surroundings by making them into a conservation area in 1984. English Heritage followed by listing the older parkland as Grade II*. After much campaigning the Conservators of Epping Forest (The City of London) purchased the freehold of the parkland in order to preserve and restore it. The specially formed Copped Hall Trust eventually purchased the mansion, stables and gardens in 1995.

The Conservators are committed to the restoration of the parkland, the reintroduction of animals and to the preservation of this important wildlife habitat.

In 1999 the Trust acquired the completely derelict Walled Kitchen Garden, one of the largest in Essex. After 13 years, all the undergrowth has been cleared from the garden and the glasshouses. This work has been largely carried out by volunteers. The garden is now mainly planted with produce sold locally and to visitors. One glasshouse has been restored with two others under way.

The Copped Hall Trust has made substantial progress in the last 17 years. The Racquets Court and the stables have been largely restored, together with other service buildings. Much work has been carried out clearing the gardens of non-original vegetation. Replacement trees have been planted and lawns re-seeded. Internally, the mansion is to be restored to its 1750s’ form, and since 2001 some of the roof and floor structures have been reinstated and essential structural repairs carried out. Since 1998 the Trust has been supported in its work by a Friends organisation which now has more than 1,000 members. From these members a very committed band of volunteers assists with all aspects of the project.

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Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Grounds only. Dogs not allowed in the mansion.
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours - Monthly Guided Tours - third Sunday every month The tours last about 2 hours 30 min - 3 hours and cover the whole of the gardens, part of the mansion, the cellars and the stables. Tours start from 10.00am and entry gates close at 11.00am. Cost £8.00. (The reason the gates are only open for one hour is that we have to get the tours started within this hour as the tours can last up to 3 hours including the refreshments - there is more to see than people realise !) The price includes guided tours of the mansion and gardens.

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M25, junction 26 Follow signs to Loughton (then to Epping). Drive uphill through the forest to the roundabout. Take the first left exit (B1393), passing the garage on the left. In slightly over half a mile, turn left, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

From Woodford and Loughton Drive to the Wake Arms roundabout, follow signs to Epping (B1393) passing the garage on your left, in slightly over half a mile, turn left, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

From Harlow and the M11 Follow signs to Epping for approximately 5 miles. Through Epping, after passing the Bell Hotel on your right, in slightly over a mile turn right, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

From North Weald. Drive to Epping Through Epping, after passing the Bell Hotel on your right, in slightly over a mile turn right, signposted Upshire. After a few hundred yards you will see on the right the entrance gates and gate houses to Copped Hall.

For Satnav, use CM16 5HR.

Public Transport Directions

Please note, Copped Hall is located on the buffer lands of Epping Forest. There is no public transport access nearby. Nearest stations are on the Central Line at Epping or Loughton where taxis can take you to Copped Hall.

Garden Afternoon with a Teddy Bears Picnic at Copped Hall

Type:Childrens Events

Crown Hill, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS

Tel: 07799 473108

Opening Times

Garden Afternoon & Teddy Bears Picnic (4 Aug 2024)

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