Hardwick Park is a country park with a difference, a Visit England accredited attraction, and a great place to visit at any time of the year.
With free admission (other than car parking charges), you can stroll through the historic parkland admiring the natural beauty of the lake, woodland and wildlife. No visit is complete without calling into our visitor centre to learn about the history and restoration of the park, taking a look in our new gift shop and calling in to our Tower Cafe.
Our visitor centre offers excellent facilities including an interactive exhibition space, fully equipped education room, gift shop, cafe and public toilets.
Our Tower Cafe is open daily offering a wonderful selection of home made soups, sandwiches, scones, pies and cakes. Whether calling in for lunch, ice cream or just a refreshing drink after a walk, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.
There are a number of accessible parking bays at the park. The visitor centre is fully accessible for people with disabilities and the circuit walk is accessible to visitors of all abilities.
The surfaced route is a minimum of two metres wide, generally flat and has no steps. There are two slopes but easier alternatives will be marked. Other paths around the park are generally flat but may be muddy at times.
Hardwick Park is on the west side of Sedgefield in County Durham. Grid Reference NZ 346 288 (Ordnance Survey map Explorer 305).
Pay and display charges apply at all times:
Six and twelve-month parking permits are available at a cost of £38.00 (six months) or £75.00 (twelve months). To buy one, please call into the visitor centre between 9.00am and 4.00pm daily. Alternatively, please contact us for an application form and further details.
Income from parking charges directly benefits the park, funding its maintenance and ensuring the continuation of the education and events programmes.