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Barbecue Hire

The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas with seating and a barbeque facility. Whilst visiting the park why not have a barbeque with your group.

BBQ hire  - A limited number of BBQ sessions will be available to hire across the two Country Parks (dependent on available resources) so please ensure that you enquire on availability as soon as possible. The available session times have changed to 10:00-13:30 and 13:45-17:15; there will be no evening sessions available.


  • The barbeque unit, tables, seats and bins are provided for hire and sessions run daily from 01 April 2023 to 29 October 2023

  • The barbeque facility is available from 10:00-13:30 and 13:45-17:15

  • The Barbeque Pit is just 5 minutes from the Visitor Centre, close to the riverside path, toilets and play area -  Location can be seen on the map [577KB]

Barbecue prices and booking details

From 1 April 2023

Barbecue Booking Fee per session - £30.45

Barbecue - mid week rate for 15 or less persons - £22.80

Use our Online Booking Form to enquire on booking a BBQ session.

If you wish to host activities and events within the Country Park, charges may apply. Please check with Visitor Centre staff before organising your event. All groups using the Country Park are asked to please register their details at the Visitor Centre in advance of their visit.

Barbecue Rules of Use

  • Abide by Parks & Woodland's Management Rules, including no undue disturbance/annoyance to other Park users or which interferes with their peaceful enjoyment of the countryside
  • Ensure planned activities during visit are approved by the Country Park in advance
  • Consumption of alcohol by over 18's only is allowed within the barbecue areas by those issued with the appropriate permit
  • Responsible adults (over 18's) must be in attendance throughout the booking to supervise the group
  • Booking fees are non-returnable. Alternative dates within the current season are not given due to adverse weather conditions
  • The barbecue facility is available from 10am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday inclusive.  For the opening and closing dates of this facility please contact the Visitor Centre of the respective Country Park
  • Barbecue groups must not leave any litter or rubbish within the Country Park, except in the receptacles specifically provided for use of the barbecue sites. Groups must make prior arrangement to remove any excess refuse. Failure to do so will result in an additional charge of £20 per hour for additional maintenance services
  • Only charcoal should be used on the barbecue units. Groups must bring with them charcoal, firelighters, matches, aluminium foil, tools, etc. as required.  It is recommended that you allow approximately 5 kilos of charcoal per 25 persons.  Allow 1 hour before starting to cook.  This will avoid tainting of food from the fire lighting agent.  Gas barbecues are not permitted
  • Hot coals must be left within the firebox. Never put hot coals into litter bins or onto the ground
  • Disposable barbecues can be used on the metal stands placed on designated picnic tables
  • For safety reasons, gazebos and tents are not permitted
  • Extra litter bags are available from the Visitor Centres