Hadleigh Park has just about something for everyone – Hadleigh Park offers idyllic countryside, magnificent views, important historical sites and one of the UK’s best mountain biking courses. Hadleigh Park is a perfect place for picnics and wildlife watching, or to try something a little more challenging why not indulge in one of the many water sports activities on offer, or just relax with the kids in one of the many play areas allowing the children to run free whilst the adults enjoy refreshments from the café. Hadleigh Park thrives on family fun activities all year round. Our glamping site is located on the country park overlooking the Thames Estuary and the location of our tents are on a private area of the park but is not exclusive.
Hadleigh Park, home of mountain biking at the London 2012 Olympics, this world-class sporting venue boasts a huge network of bike trails alongside a large car park, café, bike shop and hire, classroom and children’s play area. The tracks are free to ride and since the 2012 Olympic Games, extra trails have been added to the Olympic course so that anyone can have a go.
At 152 hectares (387 acres), Hadleigh Park is one of the largest in Essex, renowned for its views and undulating hills, pasture, hay meadow and marsh, old hedgerows and ponds, makes it an ideal place to walk. In spring, the bluebells, archangel and celandine put on a magnificent display. Summer sees the meadows in bloom with scores of butterflies drifting over, ideal for a picnic. In autumn, blackberries and sloes are a great attraction. Winter brings large flocks of birds and perhaps a chance to go sledging! For more information visit Hadleigh Park at www.Hadleigh-Park.co.uk
Hadleigh Park also has a potted history with a replica Iron Age roundhouse adjacent to the carpark or take a pleasant 1km walk to visit the impressive 13th century ruin of Hadleigh Castle. The Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm with its tea rooms and rare breed centre has been supporting community members to develop employment skills for over 100 years, and is well worth a visit.