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High Woods Country Park Fees and Charges

Fishing, activities and guided walks, environmental education sessions, forest schools, hiring fees and charges


  • Fees and charges for 2020-21



Season and day permits to fish at High Woods Country Park are available to buy online.

Fishing at High Woods Country Park

Activities and guided walks


Children's craft / environmental activity: £4.50 (2 hours)
Family self-guided event: £1.00
Natural history event: £4.50
Guided walk: £4.40 per adult (children free)

Environmental Education Sessions / Forest Schools


Environmental Education Sessions (ranger-led): £4.40 per child
Other groups e.g. Brownies, Cubs (ranger-led):  £4.20 per child

Environmental Education Sessions - Ranger-Led Enquiry Form

Self-led activities with hire of equipment, for example, pond dipping, mini-beast hunts: £25.50 per activity

Self led activities enquiry form including hire of equipment

Forest schools - site hire by other organisations:   
£219 - annual
£78 - per term

Forest Schools enquiry form

Hire charges


High Woods Country Park Visitor Centre or meeting room: £16.80 per hour

Visitor Centre / meeting room booking form

Fitness and recreation business regular use permit: £6.10 per hour

Permit application for regular commercial use of High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park Ground Rent (admin fee): £51.00

Commercial events


High Woods Country Park / Countryside Site:   

Standard Rate = Fetes, fairs, charity, theatre, acoustic music, exhibitions

£133.20 per hour - Standard (9pm to 6pm)
£165.20 per hour - Standard (6pm to 11pm)

Premium Rate = Amplified music, concerts, film, trade shows, fireworks

£371.60 per hour - Premium (9am to 6pm)
£460 per hour - Premium (6pm to 11pm)*
Event parking - Negotiable

* Close season 15 March to 15 June inclusive

Registered charity events


High Woods Country Park / Countryside Site: Free (admin fee may apply)

Non-profit organisations events


High Woods Country Park / Countryside Site: Negotiable (admin fee may apply)



Commercial photography (per occasion): £307

Commercial filming and wedding photography: Negotiable/£614

Staff support


Hire of site staff outside normal working hours: £22.50 per hour

Staff labour costs to support outdoor events: £28.60 per hour



Weekdays (up to 2 hours) - £0.50

Weekdays (2-4 hours) - £2.00

Weekdays (over 4 hours) - £4.00

Weekends and bank holidays (up to 2 hours) - £0.50

Weekends and bank holidays (over 2 hours) - £2.00


For further information contact: countryside@colchester.gov.uk



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