Since the 1960s Brokerswood Country Park has been welcoming families through its gates to explore 80 acres of historic, natural British woodland.
Thousands of people visit the family-run Park every year to enjoy all there is to offer including camping and caravanning, outdoor pursuits, birthday parties, adventure playgrounds, the woodland railway, picnic and barbecue areas and much more.
Over the years Brokerswood has received various awards for the quality of its facilities and has been consistently recognised by the leading caravanning and camping magazines as one of the top 100 parks in the UK.
For 14 years in a row the Park has also been recognised for its commitment to conservation. Each year judges from the David Bellamy Conservation Award scheme look closely at the Park’s infrastructure and procedures including the way it manages its land as a haven for wildlife; reduces use of energy, water and other resources; reduces, re-uses and recycles the waste it produces; and the way in which it supports the local community.
Brokerswood Country Park is a hive of activity for people of all ages, Generations of the same families have come to visit us over the years, and our ethos has always been the same – to preserve the historic woodlands for everyone to enjoy. We welcome thousands of day visitors and campers each year and pride ourselves on offering opportunities for fun, adventure and relaxation in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. – Sue Capon, Director
There are many reasons you should visit Brokerswood Country Park including:
1. Outdoor Activities – In recent years the Park has expanded its range of outdoor pursuits. You can now try your hand at archery, canoeing or the exciting new Tarzan tree-top trail to name but a few. All activities are fully supervised by qualified instructors from the Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team.
2. Woodland Fun –Entry to the Park allows you to explore the historic woodland, make use of the adventure playgrounds and enjoy the lakeside areas. There’s even an undercover play area for younger children. At just £3.75 for adults and £2.75 for children it’s an affordable day out.
3. Camping – Brokerswood has an award winning campsite with modern facilities and level pitches. Great for getting away from it all for the weekend.
4. Parties – If you’re looking for something a little different for your child’s birthday, why not hold their party at Brokerswood? The friendly staff can help you to put a party together, or you can bring your own ideas to create a truly unique occasion.
5. Picnics and Barbecues – Dining al-fresco is always fun, and the picnic and barbecue areas by the lake at Brokerswood are the perfect setting to enjoy a meal with the family in the great outdoors.
For full details, prices and terms and conditions please visit the website www.brokerswoodcountrypark.co.uk or call 01373 822238
Park Opening Times and Booking Activities
Brokerswood Country Park is open from 10am-4pm at weekends and during school holidays between Easter and October. For those wishing to take part in activities, hold a birthday party or use the camping facilities, booking is essential by calling 01373 822238.
1066 – 1968
By the time of the Domesday Book, Saxon settlers had begun to clear the woodland and settle the area. However the Norman kings brought some protection to the forest: to preserve it from for their own sport they placed it under “forest law”. Though unpopular, oppressive and no doubt detrimental to local livelihoods, the law did hinder further clearance around Brokerswood.
Brokerswood itself was the property of the nuns of Romsey until 1539, when it was confiscated during the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1629 ownership of the woods is believed to have passed to the Long family, who right up until the late 19th Century made use of the woodland to produce timber, and bark for tanning. They also had the right to confiscate any cattle which wandered into the woodland!
Around 1865, Brokerswood became the property of Sir Roger Brown, a cloth manufacturer who gave Trowbridge its town hall. He built the present house and buildings as a shooting lodge.