Clare Castle Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

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Clare Castle Country Park

  • Sudbury
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • National Parks

Attraction Information

Situated to the south of the picturesque, historic town of Clare, just two minutes' walk from the town centre, Clare Castle Country Park is a beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare's fascinating history.

Whether you are interested in history, nature, or you and the kids just want to unwind, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. The park is unique in that the grounds of what was a Norman ‘motte and bailey' castle, contains the remains of a Victorian railway station, and there are colorful interactive displays within the former railway buildings. This 13th Century stone castle keep is set upon its 70ft high motte overlooking the town, has inner and outer baileys that are ideal areas for recreation and picnics.

The total landholding of the country park is 13.2 hectares, and there are plenty of open spaces for games, plus an adventure play area for the kids. There are significant areas of open water within the park, and the river Stour runs along its southern boundary. There are a number of footpaths traversing the site.

Clare Castle Country Park also runs a popular programme of entertaining and educational events throughout the year.

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Opening hours

Open 24 hours

Pricing

Park entry is free, charge for car park between 09:00 - 19:00 

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Malting Lane, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8NW, England

Phone number

01787 277 902

Map

Website

Click here to visit Clare Castle Country Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Clare Castle Country Park has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Clare Castle Country Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Clare Castle Country Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Clare Castle Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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