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Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

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Country Parks are ideal low cost days out for encouraging the kids to get outside with an array of outdoor activities to discover.

South East England's rural geography means there are dozens to choose from, each with their own attractions and natural features.

Top ten country parks in South East England

  • Staunton Country Park, Havant, Hampshire 
    With a farm full of friendly animals, the south coast’s largest ornamental glasshouses, beautiful gardens and 1,000 acres of country park to explore there’s something for everyone.
     
  • Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight 
    Featuring attractions including an archaeology discovery centre, planetarium, reptilarium & terrapin sanctuary and model railway. Not to mention great views across the Solent.
     
  • Queen Elizabeth Country Park, South Downs National Park 
    Fourteen hundred acres of downland and woodland situated in the South Downs National Park with a Green Flag Award. Waymarked trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. Play trails, barbecues for hire. Look out for an extensive programme of events and activities.
     
  • Wellington Country Park, Reading, Berkshire
    The largest outdoor play space in Berkshire, set in 350 acres of beautiful parkland. The park has several adventure play areas, a toddler’s area, sand pits, slides, miniature railway (£1.50 extra), animal farm and petting barn (seasonal), nature trail maze, enchanted forest, water play and 12 holes of mini golf.
     
  • Seven Sisters Country Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex
    Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, birdwatching, cycling and canoeing and named after the seven rolling chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast.
     
  • Black Park, Buckinghamshire
    Comprising woodland trails, horse riding, orienteering, nature reserve, arboretum and sites of historical interest.
     
  • Capstone Farm Country Park, Gillingham, Kent
    114 hectares of former farmland ideal for walking, cycling and children's activities. There's also day tickets available for fishing in the freshwater lake.
     
  • Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
    Robin Hill boasts a fantastic blend of rides and adventure play for fun, loving families & children and relaxing woodland gardens, ponds and sculpture walks for discerning adults to enjoy.
     
  • Lepe Country Park, New Forest, Hampshire
    Coastal beach walks with historic D-Day remains, wildflower meadows and children's play area. There's also an excellent sensory garden with sights and sounds perfect for stimulating the minds of babies and toddlers.
     
  • Hastings Country Park, East Sussex
    Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve has over 267 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland together with 3 miles (5km) of dramatic cliffs and coastline, all within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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  1. Wellington Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Riseley, Reading

    Wellington Country Park, ‘The Biggest Outdoor play in Berkshire’, was established in 1974 by the Eighth Duke and Duchess of Wellington. Set in 350 acres of beautiful parklands off the A33 between Basingstoke and Reading, Wellington Country Park...

  2. California Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Finchampstead

    One-hundred-and-fifty acres of beautiful and varied countryside, Longmoor Nature Reserve, 6-acre lake, public coarse fishery, paddling pool, play area, and cafe.

  3. Trilakes Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Sandhurst

    Trilakes Country Park incorporates an animal park, nationally renowned fishing lakes, cafe and a new indoor children's adventure playworld.

  4. Itchen Valley Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Eastleigh

    Itchen Valley Country Park is an unspoilt area of water meadows, ancient woodland and grazing pasture situated beside the River Itchen, between Eastleigh and Southampton.

  5. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Horndean

    With over 2000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located in the South Downs National Park and makes for a great day out for all. Enjoy the views at the top of Butser Hill, the highest point on the South Downs, or let...

  6. Kilkenny Lane Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Carterton

    Set within 50 acres Kilkenny Lane Country Park is an ideal location for playing, walking, jogging, or simply relaxing with a picnic. There are 2.5km of paths (suitable for wheelchair access) and bridleways, as well as an adventure play area

  7. Riverside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Riverside Country Park is an excellent site for Winter birdwatching.
    Situated alongside the Medway Estuary at Gillingham, the park is made up of many different habitats, including ponds, reedbed and grassland.

  8. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

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    Natural Feature

    Hastings

    Please note Ecclesbourne Glen is not accessible from the East Hill because of serious, and ongoing, landslips.
    This route is likely to be closed for some time, so access to Ecclesbourne Glen is only viable from the car park in Barley Lane, or...

  9. Robin Hill Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Newport

    Set in 88 acres of beautiful countryside, Robin Hill, the Island of Wight’s favourite award-winning country attraction, boasts a whole day of entertainment and more - there’s something for everyone!

  10. White Horse Wood Country Park

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Maidstone

    The White Horse Country Park is set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park offers beautiful countryside, local history and panoramic views and hosts the medieval ruins of Thurnham Castle.

  11. Fort Victoria Country Park

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    Castle / Fort

    YARMOUTH

    Fort Victoria, a short walk from Yarmouth, is a great family day out come rain or shine.

  12. Lightwater Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Lightwater

    The Country Park is predominately heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, shrubs and lowland bog

  13. Lepe Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Beaulieu

    Lepe Country Park offers over a mile of beach and pine fringed cliffs with stunning views across the Solent. Historic D-Day remains, wildflower meadows and children's play area - something for all the family to enjoy.

  14. Reculver Country Park & Reculver Towers

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    Country / Royal Park

    Herne Bay

    The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...

  15. Brickfields Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Aldershot

    Brickfields Country Park, possibly the smallest country park in the UK.

  16. Crowborough Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Crowborough

    Crowborough Country Park is a 16 acre local nature reserve set within the Jarvis Brook area of Crowborough entranced from Osborne Road.

  17. Dinton Pastures Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Hurst

    A 350-acre site with meadows, fishery, watersports and conservation lakes. Three bird hides, orienteering course, children's play area, cafe.

  18. Southwater Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Horsham

    This 90 acre (36 ha) site, created from a former brickworks, has level surfaced paths which provide an easy-going lakeside walk. Offering a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area.

  19. Lakeside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Eastleigh

    Sixty acres of lakes, meadow and young woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton with easy access.

  20. Farley Mount Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Hursley, Winchester

    A large area of beautiful downland and woodland, including West Wood. The Park is ideal for walking and picnicking, with fine views over central Hampshire, particularly from the interesting monument at Beacon Hill. Several car parks serve the area.

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