Daffodils at Nowton Park Autumn Larch Bee on Willow Catkins Snowdrops at Nowton Park Female Dragon Fly Grumpy Bird Painted Lady Butterfly on knapweed Winter Sun at Nowton Park One of our many frogs enjoying the summer weather at Nowton Park

Nowton Park

Nowton Park is open all year round. Admission is free.
Parking charges apply

Nowton Park boasts almost 200 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside landscaped over 100 years ago in typical Victorian style. It is owned by St Edmundsbury Borough Council and managed for recreation, leisure and nature conservation. Once part of the Oakes family estate, the park is comprised of beautiful wild flower meadows, mixed woodland, wildlife ponds and an arboretum featuring trees from around the world. The Lime Avenue with its 100,000 daffodils is a spectacular sight during the spring. From short strolls to lengthy walks, way-marked circular paths lead you through the varied landscape, whilst the 3km off road cycle route meanders deep into the woods. Our hornbeam maze, open during the summer, is fantastic for kids to run around. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control.

Camping and fires are not permitted

Nowton Park Map

Visitor Information - Nowton Park

Opening times Parking Charges
April 8.30am - 8pm Pay and display Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm in Winter months.
May - August 8.30am - 9pm  
September 8.30am - 8pm Annual parking permits £15 Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm in Summer months.
October - March 8.30am - 6pm    
Nowton Park Centre, Bury Road,
Nowton,Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP29 5BD
- Parking permit application Form Up to 2 hours £1
- Terms and Conditions Over 2 hours £2

Travelling to Nowton Park

By car: Nowton Park is a mile south of Bury St Edmunds on Nowton Road situated 1.3 miles from A14 junction 44. Parking is available for coaches and cars.

On foot: There are several pedestrian entrances to Nowton Park from Nowton Road, Sicklesmere Road, and Low Green Road. You can walk from Bury St Edmunds town centre to Nowton Park via Abbey Gardens and Hardwick Heath following the route described in the Parish Link guided walk leaflet

By bike: Nowton Park can be reached from the Bury St Edmunds Cycle Path network via the Nowton Estate. Bike racks are available.

By bus: Three bus services stop at South Lee School, 200m from the park entrance on the Nowton Road or Mayfield Terrace.:

  • Breeze 1, operated by Stephensons. The route passes The bus and train station
  • M11, M22, operated by Mulleys. The route passes the bus station

Park Facilities

The Nowton Park Centre

With great walks, fantastic parkland scenery, a big play area for children and a cafe serving delicious lunches and cakes, Nowton Park is a fantastic destination for a day out.

Discover more about The Nowton Park Centre, fantastic walks and bike trails and the sports and recreation facilities.

Events and Birthdays

Nowton Park is a fantastic venue to have fun, keep fit or learn something new. From kids outdoor activity days and craft classes to large scale shows attracting thousands of visitors, there is always something exciting to do.

Discover more about ranger lead events, large scale park-wide events and booking a birthday party at Nowton Park


Park Tour

Explore everything that Nowton Park has to offer. Learn more about the Lime Avenue and its dazzling daffodil display. Find the Oak Tree Maze and take a tour around the exotic trees that make up the Arboretum.

Discover more about the Nowton Park scenery and it’s importance as a conservation site.