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High Woods Country Park, Colchester

High Woods Country Park is perfect for walking due to the wonderful meadows, lakes and woodlands. Highwoods Country Park also has nature inspired children's play areas. The playground was recently refurbished and reopened in December 2023.




 Where is High Woods Country Park

📍High Woods Country Park

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5J


🅿️ Parking - Where to park for High Woods Country Park

Up to 2 hours £1, 2 - 4 hours £3.30, Over 4 hours £7.20

MiPermit 737837


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Pond at High Woods Country Park

There is a seperate pond dipping area, which is fenced off and accessed by through a gate. There is a jetty, perfect for pond dipping. You can buy nets from the visitor centre.


Pond at High Woods Country Park
Pond at High Woods Country Park

Playground at High Woods Country Park

The first piece of play equipment is a large climbing rock, located just next to the car park.

The new playground at Highwoods Country Park has kept within the natural wooden play theme. There are several climbing frames with slides, a seesaw, swings and balancing equipment. There is equipment for toddlers as well as large climbing frames and equipment for older children.

These playground are set in the woods so the grounding is naturally muddy and wet most of te year.


Bouldering Rocks at High Woods Country Park
Bouldering Rocks


Lake at High Woods Country Park

There is a large lake with plenty of ducks to feed.


🌳 Community Garden High Woods Country Park

There is also a community garden. It was closed today. Check the Visit Colchester website for open days, events and volunteering opportunities.


Walking Trails at High Woods Country Park

There are plenty of walking trails at High Woods Country Park - trails range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.


Walking Trails at High Woods Country Park


ℹ️ Visitor Centre at High Woods Counry Park

Monday and Friday 10am - 1pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm


🚻 Toilets at High Woods Country Park

Toilets are located in a block next to the visitor centre. There are also accessible toilets and baby change facilities.


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Facilities

🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ❌

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ❌

🚻 Toilets ❌

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ✅

At least 1 hour


Post last updated February 2024


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