Staunton Country Park

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Country Parks offer an ideal low cost day out for all the family, allowing the kids to get outside, run free and explore the great outdoors.  Many offer an array of outdoor activities onsite from cycle trails to fishing, walking trails to space for picnics and barbeques.

South East England's rural geography means there are dozens to choose from, each with their own beautiful spaces and natural features.The Countryside Code

We encouage you to enjoy the countryside at every opportunity, it is so good for our well being. However, whilst you are out and about remember to follow the Countryside Code.  RESPECT - PROTECT - ENJOY. This code contains advice for the public and landowners, making it easier for visitors to help respect, protect and enjoy the outdoors. 

Top ten country parks in South East England

  • Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton, Hampshire 
    Once the home of the biggest military hospital in the Victorian Empire, this 200-acre site is now ideal for relaxation and leisure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Snelsmore Common Country Park, Newbury, Berkshire
    4 miles north west of Newbury, this is one of Berkshire's largest remaining tract of heathland and was granted SSS1 status in 1954. 
  • Farley Mount Country Park, Winchester, Hampshire
    Named after the famous monument to the horse named 'Beware Chalk Pit', which belonged to Paulet St John, the 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke.  The all round views from the monument are worth the exploration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Black Park, Wexham, Buckinghamshire
    Comprising woodland trails, horse riding, orienteering, nature reserve, arboretum and sites of historical interest.

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  1. 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!

  2. Capstone Farm Country Park

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    Gillingham

    Capstone Farm Country Park is one of Medway's finest green spaces, offering wonderful opportunities for walking, running, cycling and more in 114 hectares of former farmland on the North Downs.

  3. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

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    Natural Feature

    Hastings

    A fabulous nature reserve with stunning coastal scenery situated within the High Weald Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Snelsmore Common Country Park

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    Newbury

    Heathland, valley bog and woodland. Suitable for most quiet recreational activities such as walking and picnicking. Walking distance to Donnington Castle.

  7. Lepe Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Beaulieu

    Lepe Country Park has something for everyone. The long stretch of shingle beach is popular with kite surfers and wind surfers, families and holidaymakers. From the shoreline you can look across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Watch yachts, ferries…

  8. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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    Horndean

    With over 2,000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is the ideal place to explore, keep fit and enjoy the great outdoors.

  9. Seven Sisters Country Park

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    Seaford

    Situated in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland.

  10. Teston Bridge Country Park

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    Maidstone

    Three meadows nestling beside the River Medway. This is an edial loction to watch boats cruising or to fish. With a nicnic area, new childrens' pay area and easy access routes this Country Park is a great day out - naturally.

  11. Crowborough Country Park

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    Crowborough

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

  12. Kilkenny Lane Country Park

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    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

  13. Brickfields Country Park

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    Aldershot

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

  14. Itchen Valley Country Park

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    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.

  15. 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.

  16. The Vyne

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    Castles & Stately Homes

    Basingstoke

    he Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to…

  17. Wellington Country Park

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    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…

  18. Farley Mount Country Park

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    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.

  19. Chiltern Open Air Museum

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    Museum

    CHALFONT ST. GILES

    Discover 2000 years of Chilterns history by exploring over 30 historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people. Learn about traditional skills, farming, lifestyle and local history while taking in the beautiful scenery of the…

  20. Royal Victoria Country Park

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    Southampton

    Rich in history, with a small beach and miles of open fields, Royal Victoria Country Park is a hidden gem on the south coast.

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