Friars Meadow, next to the River Stour in Sudbury is an area of grassland ideal for picnics and outdoor family games. The river and meadows are a haven for nature and biodiversity.
There is easy access from the town centre, near to the train station and Kingfisher Leisure Centre, there is plenty of free parking.
The Sudbury water meadows are grazed in the summer months and are the longest continuously grazed pastures in East Anglia.
Next to the meadows is the Valley Walk, a linear route along part of the old railway line between Sudbury and Cambridge.
The valley walk is 3 miles to Long Melford Country Park with views of the meadows and rivers.
Kone Vale is a small pretty area of willow woodland that lies either side of the Railway Walk.
It is an area to walk through the woodland or sit peacefully enjoying nature.
Belle Vue Park
Belle Vue Park covers an area of 5.4 acres. The park is suitable for walking, and family activities, and features sports facilities such as a basketball court, and a tennis court, skate park and playgrounds.
Activlives also run several 'Grow Your Future' programmes for anyone aged 16+ who are unemployed or economically inactive, and not engaging in education or training in Belle Vue Park, more information can be found here