West Suffolk parks, outdoor spaces and venues

We've a host of unique venues in stunning locations, with competitive prices and helpful staff, why not contact us to find out more.

If you are looking to visit one of our parks and want to know what's on, visit our What's on West Suffolk website where you will find a calendar of events.

Parks and open spaces available to hire:

We also have other smaller open spaces that are available for hire, please contact the Parks department for more information.

Please note that we do not permit circuses with performing animal acts to operate on our land.

Fitness classes

If you are interested in using one of our parks for regular outdoor fitness classes, please refer to section 4 of our fees and charges document below before contacting us.

We will need to see proof of qualifications, public liability insurance and a risk assessment specific to the activity you will be offering in the location you will be operating from before any classes can commence.

You can call us on 01284 757088 or email us via parks@westsuffolk.gov.uk for more information.

Venues available to hire

  • Brandon Country Park Engine House (Pump House and The Bothy)
  • Brandon Country Park walled garden
  • East Town Park Countryside Centre
  • The Water Garden in Abbey Gardens
  • Bushcraft area in Nowton Park

If you would like to hire one of the above venues please contact the Parks team on 01284 757088 or email parks@westsuffolk.gov.uk with your preferred date, approximate numbers attending and your reason for for hire.

Making a booking

If you would like to organise an event at one of our open spaces and your event is likely to involve more than 50 people in attendance please follow the link below to apply:

Please note West Suffolk Council requires all applications to be received a minimum of 10 weeks prior to the event.

If your event is for a gathering of less than 50 people, or if you are not yet ready to make an application but have questions, please contact the Parks team by emailing parks@westsuffolk.gov.uk.

Please note that minor events still require a minimum of 14 days notice in order that documentation and fees can be received and checked before your event date.


Contact Screen Suffolk to discuss charges for hiring our parks and open spaces for commercial filming, telephone 0333 700 7833 or email info@screensuffolk.com.

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