Weald Country Park is located in the borough of Brentwood in the Essex countryside. The park is over 700 years old and has around 500 acres of woodland and grasslands to discover and explore!
History of Weald Country Park
The Country Park, and much more including an Abbey and Manor House, was a royal gift bestowed upon the local community of Waltham by King Harold back in 1062. He did this as he thought the holy cross at Waltham had saved his life!
In 1946 the estate was broken up and the House called Weald Hall was demolished in 1951 due to damage it had sustained during the war. However, you can still see some steps at one edge of the park along with the old walled kitchen garden.
There are three car parks to Weald Country Park. All have toilets nearby and they are all pay and display.
The Price is £2.20 for one hour, £3.30 for 2 hours £4.40 for 3 hours and £5.50 for over 3 hours.
All the car parks are well positioned around the park, although one is slightly bigger and has direct access to the coffee shop and store on site.
Weald Country Park also happens to be the home of everyones favourite lost tree appendage: Stick Man!
Take a walk through Home Stick Home, play a tune on Stick Man’s bed, sit on his chair and take a endearing picture on his fireplace!
Deer and Ducks
When you visit Weald Country Park go armed with some carrots and cereal or bird seed so you and your little ones can feed the deer and ducks!
It’s our Little Ones favourite thing to do. The deer have a big appetite and always seem very appreciative!
Why we like Weald Country Park
Weald Country Park offers a great walking route you can do with small children.
It takes you past all the main points of interest such as the Cloud Gazing Hammocks, the Bluebell Tree House and Weald Weave in intervals that make the kids think they haven’t done that much walking.
It’s great as there is always something for them to do not too far ahead.
The coffee shop has a good amount of seating with the loveliest tables that have quotes from the Stick Man story etched into the wooden tops.
The shop sells Julia Donaldson merchandise such as toys, stationary and books along with Weald Country Park confectionary, jams and other goodies.
It’s a delightful place to spend some quality family time and it’s completely pushchair friendly!
You can also visit the Gruffalo and walk the Gruffalo Trail at Thorndon Country Park