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Knettishall Heath Country Park

  • Thetford
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Knettishall Heath Country Park
In summer it can feel like another country: common (yet still exciting!) lizards bask in the open on rocks, skylarks sing above the gently swaying grasses and ponies and cattle graze within a stone's throw (don't throw stones!), offering a truly peaceful family day out. How often do you get one of those!?
You may be lucky enough to see roe and fallow deer in the woods and the area is generally festooned with white admiral butterflies. On the heath and meadows, you may get to spot the herd of semi wild Exmoor ponies, usually bombling along together. These ponies are descended from Britain's natural wild pony of 130,000 years ago! Because of them and the nesting birds March through July, dogs are never allowed to be off the lead if you bring them along.
Parts of this reserve are accessible by pushchair, wheelchair and mobility scooter but can occasionally be muddy in winter.

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Opening hours

Dawn til dusk year round. Reserve open 7 days a week. Toilets open from April to October. Ice cream van most days during school holidays and Summer weekends.


No admission fee. Main car park costs £1 per day, other car parks are free.

Travel & Contact Information


, Thetford, Norfolk, IP22 2TQ, England

Phone number

0845 606 6067



Click here to visit Knettishall Heath Country Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Knettishall Heath Country Park is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Knettishall Heath Country Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Knettishall Heath Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

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Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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