Nowton Park is open 8am-9pm daily in summer months, 8.30am-6pm daily in winter months
Nowton Park, on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, consists of almost 200 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside landscaped over 100 years ago.
Until 1985 the park formed part of the Oakes family estate. It is now owned by West Suffolk Council and managed for recreation, leisure and nature conservation.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at Nowton Park. There are walking routes that vary from a short stroll to a long ramble round the perimeter of the park. You can explore the arboretum which features trees from all around the world, as well as beautiful wildflower meadows and ponds full of wildlife. In spring, there’s a carpet of daffodils that bloom beneath the trees on the Lime Avenue.
You can lose yourself in Nowton Park’s maze, or pick up a map and know exactly where you are! From the end of May to October you can explore the 2,500 hornbeam trees that make up the maze in the shape of a stylised oak tree.
The park is also home to a large play area, football pitches, a picnic area, cafe and visitor centre. Dogs are welcome but must be under control at all times, and in some areas on a lead.
For information on parking at Nowton Park, go to West Suffolk Council - Nowton Park Car Park.
Grounds Café is open daily for refreshments (9.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm Saturday and Sunday)