Country park

Lake as sunrise
coronavirus logoDue to the national lockdown, the Anglo-Saxon village, museum, visitor centre, shop and cafe are closed until further notice.

West Stow Country Park, the adventure playground, car park and toilets will remain open daily (9am to 4pm). From 1 February 2021, the park will be open until 5pm.

Surrounding the Anglo Saxon Village and with 125 acres of unspoiled countryside, trails, heath and woodland walks, there is plenty to explore at West Stow Country Park.

Due to a rise in river level we have had to block off the whole of the river path. Please also take care around the lake as paths can become flooded there too.

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.

Please note that between 1 March and 31 July, all dogs must be kept on a lead throughout the country park to protect ground nesting birds.

Perfect for picnics on sunny days, energetic winter walks or an evening stroll. The park also boasts an adventure playground for children, this is an ideal family destination. Dogs are welcome in the country park, provided they are kept on a lead. Cycling is not permitted across the heath, around the lake or along the river.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the Anglo-Saxon village, Museum or visitor centre, with the exception of assistance dogs, due to the presence of livestock and the archaeological nature of the site.

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


Ducks on the river

Daily opening times 

November to March 9am - 5pm (4pm between 24 December and 2 January)
April to May 9am - 7pm
June to August 9am - 8pm 
September 9am - 7pm
October 9am - 6pm

Cost

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

Contact details

Telephone: 01284 728718
Email: weststow@westsuffolk.gov.uk


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