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Clare Castle Country Park

General Details

Clare Castle Country Park is a beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare’s fascinating history and heritage.

The park contains the remains of the 13th Century stone castle keep set upon its 60ft high motte overlooking the town, as well as its inner and outer baileys which are ideal areas for recreation and picnics. The inner bailey also contains the former railway station which now houses the Platform One Cafe serving hot drinks and food throughout the year.

Away from the open green areas visitors can find the footpaths through the trees and along the banks of the River Stour and along the old railway line. Here can be viewed the variety of trees and plant life, and information boards show the various birds and water life which can be seen along the waters’ edge.

Who to contact

Name
Natalie Tarling
Position
Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager
Telephone
01787 277902
Email
volunteer@clarecastlecountrypark.co.uk
Website
http://clarecastlecountrypark.co.uk/
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Address
Park Office, Stationmaster's House
Malting Lane
Clare
Sudbury
Postcode
CO10 8NW

Where to go

Name
Clare Castle Country Park
Address
Old Goods Shed
Maltings Lane
Clare
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 8NW
Area served
All Suffolk, Clare
Venue Email
info@clarecastlecountrypark.co.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Parking is available (£1 per hour or £2 per day)
Notes

The newly renovated Old Goods Shed is the perfect place to host a memorable and exciting event. A flexible space to make your own with easy access to the building and car parking on site, the Old Goods Shed is an ideal place for:

  • All kinds of social and family gatherings
  • Exciting children's parties with access to outdoor activities such as pond dipping, bug hunts and exploring the motte and bailey castle remains
  • Location of interest and venue for railway enthusiasts and local historians
  • An exhibition space with great light levels and easy access
  • Unique seminar and workshop space
  • Indoor and outdoor classroom for schools within the Park and supporting a wide range of cross-curriculum study opportunities

Facilities include:

  • Flooring suitable for small children and space for up to approximately 90 guests
  • Use of a projector, screen and speaker system with internet access
  • Newly installed kitchen and children's craft/ hand-wash area
  • Toilets with disabled access and baby changing facilities
  • Access for wheelchair users 
  • Close proximity to car park

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, 16-25 years, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
Notes

The Park is open 24 hours to the public

Service users involved in planning
Yes
Last Updated
08/07/2019

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