Since the games, Hadleigh Park has been redeveloped and will soon be opening its doors.
Whether you’re a cyclist and want to give the exciting track a go, or if you are looking for a fun family day out, Hadleigh park is the place to be.
The track is free to ride and is one of the best mountain bike courses in the UK. If you’re not a pro, don’t worry – we have added extra trails meaning that anyone of any ability can ride and enjoy the course.
If you don’t fancy getting on the track there is plenty more to enjoy including walking trails, unusual wildlife to spot and nature to be seen, a child’s play area and The Hub cafe to enjoy a cup of tea while looking at the beautiful surroundings.
Park is open daily
24 July 2015 - 9.15 p.m.
5 July 2015 - 1 - 4 p.m.
14 June 2015 - 1 - 4 p.m.
Pay and display:
Green Flag Award: Yes
If you ride at Hadleigh Park, you will be riding one of the best mountain bike tracks in the UK. The park was home to the 2012 Olympics and since the games the track has been maintained and additional trails added so that anyone of any ability can ride.
Essex Country Parks offers a range of fantastic walks through a number of habitats, with astounding views and plenty of interesting features. Download a map here.
We have a brand new play area for children to enjoy as well as plenty of open space for them to run around in. There are also trails and interesting nature and wildlife for them to spot. We also hold regular events for children.
If you would prefer to use your time at Hadleigh Park to relax, as well as the Hub where you will be able to grab a cuppa and some cake, we have outdoor picnic benches and plenty of open space for you to sit back and watch the bikes (and cows!) go by.
The park has designated routes for horse riding which can be followed on our downloadable map.
Opportunities for volunteers are extensive; each park offers a unique experience and widens individual understanding, knowledge and involvement in the local community. Contact the park for more information.
Hadleigh’s roundhouse is based on a floor plan from an archaeological excavation at Little Waltham, near Chelmsford and was funded by a grant from Veolia ES Cleanaway Pitsea Marshes Trust.
For information and printable guides on public rights of way go to:
We have a brand new bike shop where you can purchase all your must haves and also hire bikes and equipment if you need to.
The Hub café offers refreshments and inside and outside seating areas.
Public toilets are available within the park, including disabled and baby changing facilities.
We offer a range of birthday parties from themed fairies and wizards parties to adventurous mini beast hunts or simply room hire. To book your bespoke birthday party please contact the park.
Fancy an office with a stunning view? We have office space available for hire as well as conferencing facilities. Schools can also book our on-site classroom.
We also hire out Hadleigh Park for corporate or private events. Please get in touch to discuss further.
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