Events

Annual events include:

  • Emergency Services Day
  • Christmas Grotto

We run events throughout the year, you can follow us on Facebook to keep track of these.

Mailing List

Please email hinchingbrookecountrypark@huntingdonshire.gov.uk with the word "Events" in the subject line and we will add you to our database.

Planning your own event

If you would like to plan your own event in the park, such as a charity sponsored walk or family day, then please let us know. The first step is to complete the form below and email it to us at hinchingbrookecountrypark@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.

Application Form for Events and Casual Bookings for Land Owned and Managed by HDC [DOCX, size unavailable]

If you would like to know approximate distances of certain routes around the park, then download the park map [PDF, size unavailable], which has various distances marked on it.

If you would like to host a large, commercial event please refer to guidelines found on the Running an event or party on HDC land page.

Dog walking

Dogs are very welcome around the park but must be kept within sight and under control at all times, on a lead within the Wildlife Area and in the cafe.

For more information, read our Dog Walker and Owners Guide [PDF, size unavailable].

Dog walkers at Hinchingbrooke Country Park

Play area 

We have a fenced in, dog-free, play area next to the cafe with a variety of play equipment, including a zip wire.

The play area is now open and we ask that you are considerate and follow the guidelines including maintaining social distancing at all times, washing hands and not using the play area if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus. Reduced numbers of staff are working on sites and we would appreciate it if you could take any litter home with you. Thank you for your support.

Play area at Hinchingbrooke Country Park

Mountain biking

We have a specially designed course for mountain bikers, with mounds of various sizes. Please take care when cycling around the park and respect other users. We recommend cyclists wear the correct safety clothing and that younger children are supervised by an adult.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed at specific platforms in the main lake and Alconbury Brook. Tickets can be obtained via the bailiff on the bank or the Stanjay Fishing and Trophies website. For more information download our leaflet [PDF, size unavailable]. There is no fishing during the closed season, which is 15 March to 15 June.

Our apiary

We have our own honey bees in the park, cared for by members of Huntingdonshire Beekeepers' Association (HBKA). It's open every day between April and September. Volunteer beekeepers from HBKA check the hives every Sunday between 2pm and 3pm. You can watch them at work from the safety of the viewing gallery.

The apiary at Hinchingbrooke Country Park

Honey from our bees is usually on sale in the cafe. The HBKA also runs courses for beekeepers who are just starting out - see their website for details.

Barbecues and picnics

Come along to the park and enjoy a picnic or barbecue. The park has three fixed barbecue stands available for use by our visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. You may bring your own charcoal barbecue but please do not sit it on the grass. We have some paving slabs located next to a few picnic benches that you can use. Please dispose of your barbecue responsibly.

Camping

Organised groups such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, Guides and Scouts can take part in camping and related activities in our sheltered campsite. A campfire is permitted within the camp area.

Please note that camping by the public is not allowed anywhere on site.

Schools

We have a comprehensive range of activities for all ages and abilities, from KS1 to KS2.

Please see the Educational Visits page for more information.

Use of drones and other remote controlled equipment

Please note drones and other remote controlled machines such as aeroplanes, helicopters, cars and boats are not allowed to be used anywhere in Hinchingbrooke Country Park, unless you have permission by HDC.

Releases

Because of the impact of these on the environment, Chinese lanterns, fireworks, butterflies or balloons are not permitted. Thank you for your cooperation with this.