Brandon Country Park

Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SU

Brandon Country Park

Brandon Country Park is open every day of the year from dawn to dusk, and the café is open for takeaway 10am-4.30pm daily.

About Brandon Country Park

Discover the heart of The Brecks at Brandon Country Park, and explore a land of open heathland, green forests, wide horizons and fresh air.

With over 30 acres of parkland, there’s lots to see and do at Brandon Country Park. Located in the vast Thetford Forest, Brandon Country Park lies in the very heart of The Brecks: a wild landscape of dark forests, open heathlands, sandy soils and iconic belts of pine trees that straddles the Suffolk and Norfolk border.

On your journey around the park you will uncover an arboretum, a 'haunted' mausoleum, lawns and a lake, a historic walled garden, play areas and a café. There are miles of nature trails and cycling routes to enjoy.

Brandon Country Park even has an interactive artist-led audio trail - simply download a free app to your phone or tablet, and grab something to draw with, and something to draw on... During the guided walk experience, artist Genevieve Rudd will invite you to take notice of your surroundings and use simple sensory creative techniques that help you tune into the environment, as she encourages you to take a fresh look at the natural world around you and experiment with drawing, writing and photography!

Find out more about the interactive artist-led audio trail

Opening times

Brandon Country Park is open every day of the year from dawn to dusk, and the café is open for takeaway 10am-4.30pm daily.

Getting lost

Our walking and cycling trails are waymarked, and our visitors guide leaflet has a map, but getting lost in the woods or out on the heath is still surprisingly easy to do!

Here's our tips for staying safe when out and about - whether here at Brandon Country Park, or in the open countryside:

  1. Ensure your phone is fully charged 
  2. Download the what.3.words app so that in case of emergency you can let people know exactly where to find you (this clever app provides a precise location specific to 3 metres!)
  3. Download a compass app to your smartphone
  4. Tell a friend or family member what time you plan on returning home.

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Activities in Brandon Country Park

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Contact us at Brandon Country Park

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Copper Beech Tearoom

Enjoy morning coffee, breakfast, light lunch and afternoon tea in the Copper Beech Tearoom.

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Get involved in Brandon Country Park

How to get involved at Brandon Country Park.

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Hire Brandon Country Park

How to hire Brandon Country Park for your event.

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History of Brandon Country Park

An insight into the history of Brandon Country Park.

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Interactive Audio Trail App

Take a creative walk around Brandon Country Park with this artist-led interactive audio trail app...

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Nature in Brandon Country Park

From buzzards to butterflies and a myriad of fungi, find out what nature to look - and listen - out for in Brandon Country Park...

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Trails in Brandon Country Park

Explore the park and get closer to nature on the walking and cycling trails.

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Your visit to Brandon Country Park

Opening times, parking and more - everything you need to know about visiting Brandon Country Park...

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