The Paddock

The Paddock is a quiet, secluded area in the grounds of the Dean Heritage Centre. It is accessible from the Gruffalo Trail and the car park and is a perfect spot for kid’s parties, picnics, friends and family get togethers or just to enjoy being in a beautiful spot in complete privacy.


There is a mix of shady and sunny areas, a small covered area and we have a yurt available to hire by the day. You are also very welcome to bring along your own garden gazebo to use for your event.

The Paddock is available to book by the hour from Easter to the end of September during the Dean Heritage Centre opening hours and costs just £10.00 per hour. To book you can send an enquiry via our 'contact us' page or send us a message via Messenger on our FaceBook page. 

Pre-booked picnics are now available from our Coffee Shop. Book by 2pm for next day. Full details can be found on the Coffee Shop page. Picnic Menu

Catering for private parties is also available. Please contact the Coffee Shop Manager to discuss.

Dogs are allowed into the paddock but we please ask that you clear up after them if necessary and take away as we do not have poop-a-scoop facilities on-site.