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Needham Lakes

General Details

Needham Lakes is a popular countryside attraction centred round a flooded gravel pit. It lies either side of the River Gipping close to Needham Market. The Lake is home to a variety of wildlife with numerous well-fed ducks around the car park. A walk around the surfaced lakeside path takes around 20 minutes and gives access for visitors wishing to explore further.

There are picnic and play areas with many picnic tables dotted around and plenty of grass for games. There is play equipment for young children close to the (free) car park whilst slightly older children can enjoy a climbing boulder and the play equipment located around the Lake. An easy orienteering course is available and can be enjoyed by families, groups or schools.  An Ice Cream van is present during the Summer months.

Who to contact

Public Realm Team
0300 123 4000
Needham Lake

Where to go

Access from B1078
Coddenham Road
Needham Market
Area served
All Suffolk, Mid Suffolk, Needham Market

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Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people

A small toilet block and Information Room is present near the lake where a range of information about the site and surrounding area can be found. Look out for information on events and activities throughout the year. During the school holidays there are regular children’s activities and other events.

Angling permits for the Lake (both day ticket and club membership) are available from Birds Tackle in Great Blakenham

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