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Once part of the estate of a Norman manor, Brockhill Park has a central lake, open grassland and meadows, and all the facilities you need for a family day out, including a picnic area, a new play area for kids and refreshments at the excellent Brockhill Café. The park is rich in wildlife, including marbled white butterflies, green woodpeckers and carpets of snowdrops. It is also a Site of Nature Conservation Interest, and has three distinctive areas to explore: the Deer Paddock is an attractive grassy area featuring trees such as the walnut and the variegated sycamore, while The Lake is a shady oasis for wildlife fringed with overhanging trees, where ducks can be found paddling around its edges. The Valley is the largest area of the park, with Alder trees running along its centre, marking the course of the Brockhill Stream as it wends its way down towards the nearby Royal Military Canal. Brockhill Park’s location and the variety of its landscape make it a great place to walk. The more adventurous could also try the circular walk (link) which starts at Brockhill, and leads you through and along local woods and country lanes. To read more about the park, download the Brockhill site leaflet (PDF, 684k) Outdoor Learning at Brockhill. Brockhill has a fully equipped indoor classroom, an outdoor classroom, and a unique mixture of woodland, wetland and grassland habitats. There is something for all age groups and abilities at this site, with programmes including Geocaching, eco-challenges, stream dipping, wildlife Olympics, the Forest School and much more! For more information contact the East Kent Education Ranger.
Easy access information
This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.