We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

We had a lovely family day out, kids loved the play area and some lovely walks and trails. We took... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent for all ages and abilities.

Its been along time since as a visitor to a public attraction/beautyspot I have not felt ripped off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Read all 178 reviews
All photos (56)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“walled garden”(15 reviews)
“high lodge”(18 reviews)
“small lake”(4 reviews)
Brandon Country Park is located in the very heart of Thetford Forest. Surrounded by acres of pure forest, we have miles of walking and nature trails, cycle routes, a lake, lawns, historic arboretum, Walled Garden, Visitor Centre and the Copper Beech...more
Bury Road, Brandon IP27 0SU, England
+44 1842 810185
Improve This Listing
Reviews (178)
Filter reviews
178 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews walled garden high lodge small lake children's play area cakes nice place to start cycle ride beautiful scenery wonderful walk orange walk interesting varieties tea room gift shop pay and display under cover off road information centre
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 178 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely family day out, kids loved the play area and some lovely walks and trails. We took a picnic but did pop in cafe for ice cream and food looked lovey and reasonable prices.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank prettyinpink183
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its been along time since as a visitor to a public attraction/beautyspot I have not felt ripped off by parking and catering venues. This park is not only beautiful for walking and nature rambles it is outstanding in its management and cost effectiveness in providing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CountryLady66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Brandon country park such a lovely place to visit It has a children's play area next to a cafe (where you can get a map of the different trails you can do in the forest) and toilets and sitting area to eat and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank picklesupminster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Cambridge and Norfolk Welsh groups chose to come to Brandon Country Park for our annual picnic as the Park is within easy travelling distance/central for the members. On the day of the picnic the rain fell and I made a few last minute phone...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JArcherLynn
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Great for walks - most are easy walking and are waymarked so you can do a short or longer walk (although watch out for mess from dogs which their owners don't bother to clean up). There is a great little cafe for snacks or drinks,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Solange888
Reviewed July 9, 2019

This is a nice place with a good sized car park - which you have to pay for and a much cheaper option than the more sophisticated High Lodge nearby. Actually if you are on a bike then park here and cycle to high lodge....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Chelmo_Man
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

You need some coins for the parking, there's a small Ponte with ducks and fish you can walk or bike. Grab your pic nic basket and a book all-year open and interesting in each season.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Olyjoly
Reviewed May 25, 2019

A great place for a meal and an excellent walk around the forest trail to suite many types of visitors. A secluded oasis in the forest

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mike H
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Not been here before, usually go to High Lodge but after being told about it we checked it out. Lovely! Parking is a bargain, £3 all day at the weekend, even less mid week. We spent the whole day here, (family with young kids) went...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Stars16
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Visited with the family. We completed the 3.5 mile trail which was well posted. Afterwards we headed to the cafe which needs some work. It was far too warm with only one person serving on the till and we were stood queuing for 10-15 minutes...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank James_klj
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Brandon House
337 reviews
1.11 miles away
Premier Inn Thetford Hotel
722 reviews
4.57 miles away
Travelodge Thetford Hotel
296 reviews
5.31 miles away
Bell Hotel
748 reviews
5.34 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 29 nearby restaurants
Brandon Tandoori Restaurant
308 reviews
.77 miles away
Tillys Tearoom
59 reviews
.84 miles away
Mondragone Ristorante e pizzeria
256 reviews
.77 miles away
Mr G's Bowling Centre
86 reviews
.76 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 10 nearby attractions
Subtropical Swimming Paradise
1,074 reviews
3.09 miles away
Lynford Arboretum
53 reviews
4.10 miles away
Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve
78 reviews
4.21 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 22, 2018|
Response from Neil576 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think that there was a nice children's park, there are also some activities that can be followed in the walled garden, identifying bugs and other things as well as a tree trail that children may well find interesting... More
Lene F
June 7, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 446PaulP446 | Reviewed this property |
this answer is yes of course everyone does, however around the car park especially there are alot of signs asking to keep dogs on leads. the cycle routes are separate to the walking routes however it is not a race track... More