Itchen Valley Country Park

Situated on the outskirts of Southampton, just off the A27, Itchen Valley Country Park is an ideal destination for a family day out. Its 440 acres of water meadows, grazing pasture, recreational fields and ancient woodland are found either side of the River Itchen.

Why not walk through the woodland, play on the many pieces of play equipment, visit Go Ape, take part in Forest School activities or attend one of our many workshops. There is also an off-road cycle trail and a busy program of events throughout the year.

After all that exercise you can then settle down for a meal in our newly refurbished Woodland Café (with your dog) where there is a choice of meals suitable for most dietary requirements. Most of the produce is locally sourced from independent suppliers. There is also a stunning, themed indoor play area for children aged 6 and under – ideal for those wet days. 

Park open every day 8am – 6pm (winter) and 8am – 8.30pm (summer).
Visitor centre open 10.00am – 5pm daily April – September, 10.00am – 4.30pm October – March

Admission price 

Free admission (car parking charges apply)

Why should I visit?

    • A cheap day out – all you have to pay for is parking!
    • Beautiful 60 seater café with varied menu
    • Lots of outdoor space to play games.
    • Picnic benches throughout the park.
    • BBQ areas and party room available for hire.

Facilities

Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Where to find us

Address

Allington Lane
West End
Southampton
SO30 3HQ

Tel:

023 8046 6091

Email:

ivcp@eastleigh.gov.uk

Website:

www.eastleigh.gov.uk/ivcp

Find us online

By car

From M3:
Follow M3 south until it meets the M27 eastbound (signed Southampton East, Portsmouth and Airport). Exit M27 at next junction (Junction 5) signed towards Eastleigh and Airport.  Take second exit at roundabout, towards the Airport.
At next roundabout, bear right (brown tourist signed for Itchen Valley Country Park). Continue on A27 towards Swaythling and West End at the airport roundabout.
Continue until you reach another roundabout and turn left (signed for Itchen Valley Country Park). Follow the A27 for approximately 1.5 miles to another roundabout.
Turn left at this roundabout into Allington Lane. Itchen Valley Country Park is approximately a quarter of a mile on the left hand side.

From M27 Eastbound:
Exit M27 at Junction 5 and Follow directions from M27 as above.

From M27 Westbound:
Exit M27 at Junction 7. Stay in left hand lane of slip lane, and turn left when you reach the roundabout (signed towards Southampton and West End).
At next roundabout, take the last (4th) exit towards West End on A27.
Continue straight on this road. After approximately a mile, go straight on through a set of traffic lights.
At the next roundabout, turn right into Allington Lane (brown tourist signed for Itchen Valley Country Park). The park is approximately a quarter of a mile on the left hand side.

Kids activities

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  • Two children’s play areas and play trail.
  • Children’s craft and other activities throughout each school holiday.
  • Forest Trail suitable for buggies and pushchairs.
  • Plenty of outdoor space to let off steam and play games.