Thursday: White Cloud
Friday: Light Rain
Saturday: Sunny Intervals
Brandon Country Park, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0SU
Tel: 01842 810185
Visitor centre and shop:
The visitor centre at Brandon Country Park is open 7 days a week and includes a shop where you can pick up a souvenir from your trip.
Visitor centre opening times:
March - October Weekdays: 10am-5pm
March - October Weekends: 10am-5.30pm
November - February Weekdays: 10am-3.30pm
November - February Weekends: 10am-3.30pm
History and wildlife:
Brandon Country Park was originally a country house with extensive parkland. It is not difficult to imagine Edwardian ladies and gentlemen walking on the lawns by the lake.
It is now managed for wildlife. In spring, hundreds of toads breed in the lake. Dragonflies and damselflies dart and skim across the water in the summer sunlight. From the lake, you also get clear views of the house, now a private nursing home.
The walled garden used to be the vegetable garden for the country house. It has been lovingly restored with ornamental plants, to stimulate all the senses. There will be some restoration work to the walls, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Under the apple and fruit blossom in the orchard is one ideal location to have your lunch.
Brandon Country Park is managed as a partnership between Suffolk County Council and Forest Heath District Council.