Country park

West Stow Viking Boat

There is plenty to explore at West Stow Country Park with its 125 acres of unspoiled countryside, trails, heath and woodland walks.

For wildlife enthusiasts there are two bird hides and a bird feeding area as well as a lake and the River Lark with all the life that this attracts.

To help plan your visit to West Stow Country Park, pick up a leaflet from the café, visitor centre or information boards on arrival, or:

Perfect for picnics on sunny days, energetic winter walks or an evening stroll, the park also boasts a fantastic adventure playground for kids, an ideal family destination.

There is also food and drink available, either sit in or takeaway, from the café next to the main car park, along with toilet facilities.


While visiting the Country Park, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the park for the following reasons:

  • Ground nesting birds (April – July)
  • Grazing livestock
  • Agitation of wildlife – No dogs swimming in the river or lake
  • Consideration of other park users

Please ensure you clean up after your dog, we have two dog bins on site in prime locations.


  • Cycling is not permitted across the heath, around the lake or along the river.
  • Cyclist are required to dismount their cycles when approaching the Visitor Centre and Café. 
  • Bike racks are available for use on site

Ducks on the river

Daily opening times for West Stow Country Park

November to March 9am-5pm
April to May 9am-7pm
June to August 9am-8pm 
September 9am-7pm
October 9am-6pm


The park is free to enjoy (you will need to pay for parking if you need it).

Contact details

Telephone: 01284 728718

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