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Hiring a BBQ


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Before booking a BBQ, please read our terms and conditions and our privacy notice

We will be offering BBQ pitches on a reduced capacity for the rest of this season whilst we recruit our new team members.

All sessions will start at 12noon until Park gates closing time (see boards on entrance to carparks)

Large BBQ’s (up to 40 people) are £65.00 per session and small (up to 15 people) is £45.00.

Please note that, due to the processes involved with online booking, we are unable to accept bookings in person or via the telephone.  All BBQ’s need to be booked and paid for in advance, with a minimum of 72hrs notice, using the online portal.

General BBQ information 

You are welcome to picnic in the grounds of Lydiard Park - the field to the right of the main car park off Hook Street is our picnic and BBQ field. In this field, there are large and small static BBQs that are available to hire which must be booked and paid for in advance.  As the number of BBQs is limited, we recommend early booking, especially if you are looking for weekend dates from June to August. 

Please note that 'St John Hollow', is not currently available to hire.

Please note, portable BBQs (including gas BBQs) and fires are not allowed anywhere in the grounds of Lydiard Park.

The last booking date for BBQs is Sunday 10 October.  From Monday 13th September BBQ sessions will start at 11am until park close.

Parking charges apply.

bbq map


On the day, a warden will be available to unlock your BBQ. If there is not a warden in the BBQ area on your arrival, please go to the Wardens’ Office next to the Forest Café, or contact the warden team on 07766 368 262 or 07824 550 499

Please note, the warden team and these numbers are only available until 5.30pm. Wardens will only be available to unlock the BBQ 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after your booking time. If you have any difficulties on the day, or are going to be delayed, please contact the wardens direct before these times.                                                                                                       

Please retain your receipt & booking form and bring them with you on the day of the BBQ booking – you may be asked for proof of payment.

If your booking form has been emailed to you, please bring a printed copy of your booking form with you. Your receipt will be held with the Wardens for you to collect when they open your BBQ.

BBQ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please download our frequently asked questions for more information about hiring a BBQ at Lydiard Park.