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Everything you need to know about the Stick Man Trail

Everything you need to know about The Stick Man Trail at Weald Country Park, Brentwood, Essex. The Stickman Trail is based upon the Julia Donaldson classic, which is illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It was revamped in May 2023! There are a series of new wooden, sculptures located close to the car park and around the lake at Weald Country Park.

If you want to see the Stick Man Trail in action - you can check out the Stick Man Trail on Instagram - Watch the Stick Man Reel on the Parks of Essex Instagram Page

Where is the Essex Stick Man Trail?

Weald Road


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Stick man trail squirrel sculpture

Where to park for the Stick Man Trail

There are several car parks around Weald Country Park. The best car park for the trail is the car park for the visitor centre.

Car parking charges at the Sick Man Trail

Up to 1 hour £2.80

Up to 2 hours £4

Up to 4 hours £5.20

All day £6.30

Pay via MiPermit - Code 702104

What facilities are there at Stick Man Trail

There are toilets, a cafe and visitor centre at Weald Country Park. They are all conveniently located close to the car park.

There are accessible toilets and baby change.

The cafe is open from 9am - 3.30pm. There is seating inside and outside. Hot and cold food and drinks are available at the cafe, as well as gifts and Julia Donaldson merchandise.

How much does the Stick Man Trail cost?

The trail consists of several sculptures located around the lake at Weald. There is no charge for the trail. Stick Man booklets with directions and puzzles are available from the cafe for 50p.

Is the Stick Man Trail accessible?

All-Terrain Tramper mobility scooters are avilable to hire from the visitor centre for free. To book call 01277 261343 or pop into the visitor centre.

The play equipment is not accessible.

There is an accessible toilet located opposite the cafe, close to the car park.

There is accessible car parking.

Is the Stick Man Trail buggy friendly?

The trail is around the lake. The pathway is gravel and mainly flat. However the path from the car park to the lake has a large slope.

What age is it the Stick Man Trail suitable for?

Stick Man lovers of all ages! The wooden sculptures are very well done and make good photo opportunities. However, they are not interactive and there are no clues. Older children may not be as interested as younger children.

How long does the Stick Man trail take?

The trail takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour to complete.

Is there a playground at the Stick Man Trail?

There are two play areas at Weald Country Park.

The first play area is next to the car park. There are baby swings, a nest swing, a sand area and a stoney area with lots of balancing equipment. Is best for children up to 10 years old.

There is a further play area on the opposite side of the lake. It is best suited for children 4 years old and older due to the height of the equipment. There is balancing equipment and a challenging climbing frame with a large slide.

Neither play area is enclosed.

There are Deer at Weald Country Park?

Visit the Deer! The deer are located at the bottom of the play area, which is close to the car park. You can buy deer food from the cafe for £1 to feed the deer through the chutes provided.

What else is there to do at Weald Country Park?

Weald Country Park is a mix of open grassland and woodland. It is great for walking and cycling. There are plenty of opportunities for den building in the woodlands. The lake is home to lots of wildlife including ducks and swans.

Is Weald Country Park dog friendly? Weald Country park is dog friendly. Owners are asked to keep their dogs on leads whilst walking around the lake. There is a tap and dog bowls at the visitor centre.

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Post Last Updated May 2024


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