Discover Stick Man at Weald Country Park, Essex

Discover Stick Man at Weald Country Park, Essex

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!

Acres of space to explore at Weald Country Park
Acres of space to explore at Weald Country Park

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!

The beautiful lake at Weald Country Park in the heart of winter
The beautiful lake at Weald Country Park in the heart of winter

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.

Address

South Weald,
Brentwood,
CM14 5QS

Parking

There are three car parks to Weald Country Park. All have toilets nearby and they are all pay and display.

The Price is Β£2.20 for one hour, Β£3.30 for 2 hours Β£4.40 for 3 hours and Β£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.

Stick Man

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!

Home of the Stick Man
Home of the Stick Man

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!

Little One feeding the deer at Weald Country Park
Little One feeding the deer at Weald Country Park

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.

Everywhere at Weald Country Park is accessible with a pushchair
Everywhere at Weald Country Park is accessible with a pushchair

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.

Cloud Gazing Hammocks at its best on a cloudy day
Cloud Gazing Hammocks at its best on a cloudy day
Don't miss the BlueBell Tree House
Don’t miss the BlueBell Tree House

It’s great as there is always something for them to do not too far ahead.

Climbing, cargo nets, slides and more at Weald Weave
Climbing, cargo nets, slides and more at Weald Weave

Shop

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.

Weald Country Park shop and store entrance with picnic tables outside
Weald Country Park shop and store entrance with picnic tables outside

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!

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You can also visit the Gruffalo and walk the Gruffalo Trail at Thorndon Country Park

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  1. I live in Essex, I’ve been to Brentwood loads but I’ve never explored Weald Country Park! I really want to now πŸ™‚

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