Let the fresh air and spectacular surroundings of Staunton Country Park invigorate you this autumn. Whether you’re after a low-cost activity for little ones to enjoy, or a mindful moment spotting follies in the outdoors, we’ve got something for you.

Autumn adventures

Make the most of this striking season and pay a visit to our listed Regency landscape during its quieter times. Midweek adventures offer plenty of opportunities to explore away from the busier weekend crowds. One of the quieter areas of the site is Storey Gardens. The picturesque walled garden is a great place to visit for a moment of solitude. A variety of plants and produce are also available for purchase here every Friday from 10am to 3pm.

Staunton Country Park play area in the autumn

Outdoor play and tree trails

Outdoor play is a great way to get kids active, save on spending and enjoy a low-cost family day out at our country park. So, let your little ones let off steam in our play area as they stretch their legs and their imaginations in the crisp countryside air. You can also check out Staunton’s unique tree trail for a fun way to get kids learning about the great outdoors.

Staunton lake in the autumn

Walking and cycling

Staunton Country Park has a wide variety of walks, orienteering trails and cycling routes. You can follow the folly trail and spot the follies, including the Green Man and the Green Goddess, which make up a key element of the regency landscape created by Sir George Staunton in the 1800s. Whether you’re looking for a gentle ramble in the countryside or a place to hop on your bike and race along a trail, we’ve got something to suit all paces.

Toadstool in woodland

Autumn wildlife

From colour-changing leaves on the trees of our ArbNet accredited arboretum to the arrival of overwintering birds, autumn is a splendid time to spot some of the UK’s most spectacular wildlife. Enrich your senses with a day exploring all that this season has to offer at Staunton Country Park.

a proud King Charles Spaniel


Dogs are welcome at Staunton Country Park, where they can run free across our expanse of woodland and parkland. If you’re planning to bring your pet, please be mindful of other visitors and follow the Hampshire Countryside Canine Code.

barista making coffee

Food and drink

Ready to relax? Next time you're visiting the park retreat inside and relax at our Regency Tea Rooms. Enjoy a selection of comforting snacks and drinks to warm you on a cool autumn day. We also have a selection of fair-trade teas – the perfect drink for any Staunton history buff. Browse the menu and plan your visit today.