Nowton Park

Bury Road, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk, IP29 5LU

Nowton Park Arboretum

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Open 8am to 9pm in summer months, 8.30am to 6pm in winter months

COVID-19 update - National lockdown

Nowton Park remains open daily for visitors, 8am to 9pm.

The toilets and play areas are open, and Grounds Café is open daily for takeaway refreshments.

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.

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Activities in Nowton Park

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Grounds Café

The Grounds Café at Nowton Park is an independent family-run business located next to the car park.

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History of Nowton Park

An insight into the history of Nowton Park.

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Nature in Nowton Park

Nature lovers will enjoy visiting Nowton Park.

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Trails in Nowton Park

Walking and cycling routes around Nowton Park.

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Your visit to Nowton Park

Your guide to visiting Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds.

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Trees and shrubs


Wildlife area

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