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Country Park:Weald Country Park

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Weald Country Park

Weald Country Park


Weald Road,
South Weald,
CM14 5QS

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 2 - Mon 3 May The Weald Park Country Show 2021.
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Sep The Essex Country Show 2021.



Open daily from 8am-dusk. Parks and toilet facilities are open.Cafes, visitor centres and children’s play areas are currently closed.Customers are encouraged to pay online for car parking using MiPermit. Further information can be found here:

Enjoy over 500 acres of woodland, lakes, meadows, open grassland and spectacular views at Weald Country Park. The park is famous for its wildlife, including fallow deer, cattle, herons, mallard ducks and other water birds. It's also home to the Stick Man play trail.

For a spectacular view, head up to the North of the park and use the Lincolns Lane car park. If you'd like the best hill for rolling down, go to the Belvedere car park. If you'd like to get a hot drink and an ice cream, come to the Visitor Centre car park.

The Stick Man play trail, designed by leading natural play specialists Infinite Playgrounds, brings to life the popular book by Julia Donaldson. The trail has been designed to maintain the historic parkland and its stunning views throughout. We hope that the trail will help children and their families enjoy challenging and imaginative play. It is free to use during park opening hours throughout the year.

Our newly refurbished Visitor Centre includes a shop and café. The shop sells deer and duck food for 50p, gifts like jams and preserves, animal soft toys, bug-hunting kits, insect nets, craft kits and outdoor toys like balls, flying discs and kites. We also sell dog treats, toys and waste bags.

The Wigley Bush Cafe serves hot food such as delicious soups with rolls, toasted teacakes and crumpets, cream teas, sandwiches, paninis, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. You can also enjoy seasonal hot drinks like speciality lattes, luxury hot chocolates and mulled punch.

Designated cycling paths are well surfaced and circle the woodlands, meadows and lakes.

The bridleway network creates a circular route around the woods and Top Park, with some beautiful views. You can free ride throughout Top Park. Cycle routes are shared with horse riders.

There's plenty of space at Weald Country Park for your dog to run around and get some good exercise. With this in mind, we have taps and dog bowls throughout the park.

Every Friday from 10am to 3pm our volunteer group takes on conservation projects and park maintenance, such as fencing and creating habitats. You can learn skills, meet people and keep fit in beautiful surroundings, with free hot drinks and biscuits!

Why not celebrate your next birthday with us at Weald Country park? We run Ranger-led children's birthday parties - anything from fairy trails to bug hunting to bush craft! Please contact us for more information and prices.

Don't forget to visit our website for details of great events taking place throughout the year.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Open every day from 7.30am until dusk. Please check the entrance gate for exact closing times when you visit the park.


Free entry


Plan route to Weald Country Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 565940  Lat: 51.62369 Long: 0.26045

Weald Country Park is easily accessible from the M25 and A127. Take the A1012 to Brentwood and turn left at the traffic lights.

Disabled parking is available on site.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted