Lodmoor Country Park
Lodmoor Country Park is just a 15 minute stroll from the Esplanade and through Greenhill Gardens.
You’ll discover a host of independent attractions providing something of interest to entertain everyone. Access to most of the park is free and you can enjoy the numerous sport and recreation areas, wander around the footpaths and nature reserve or enjoy a picnic or barbecue.
The Friends of Lodmoor Country Park work in partnership with the Parks & Open Spaces department of Weymouth Town Council. Click below to find out more:
- a small cafe that provides refreshments for visitors to the park
- the Lodmoor pub has a large restaurant but also caters for passing lunchtime trade
- picnic tables and barbecue stands available for the public to use throughout the year
- public and disabled toilet facilities open 24 hours a day all year round are available to visitors
- the park is wheelchair accessible and level but with informal gravel pathways
- pay and display car park provides ample parking for cars and coaches
A grassed area is available for a variety of events including car rallies, summer fayres, circus shows or private parties. If you’d like to host an event at Lodmoor, please email Parks and Open Spaces Officer.
An outdoor gym comprising of 21 pieces of cardio fitness, muscle toning and stretching equipment is located at five different stations set around a two km trail of the Country Park. The equipment is free to use, is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and no experience is necessary.
Children and young persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Pirate Ship Play Park
A large timber galleon play ship which caters for children aged 5+ and bird’s nest swing.
Children’s Green Gym
A timber green gym made especially for children has been introduced adjacent to the pirate ship play park.
Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve
A nature reserve is adjacent to Lodmoor Country Park with observation hides and display boards giving details of the sea marsh birds that visit the reserve. A flat 2.5 km circular walk route around the wildlife area is suitable for wheelchair users. Click below for more information:
Sea Life Centre
A six acre Sea Life Centre offering a range of attractions is based at Lodmoor. Not only can you see Britain’s largest collection of marine creatures, but you can also explore the Tropical Jungle and let the youngsters go wild in Captain Kid’s World. Click below for more information:
Rio Grande Railway
A model railway circles the events area at Lodmoor and is open to visitors throughout the summer season. For more information, please call the owner Darren Melhuish on 07971450108.
9-Hole Pitch and Putt
A 9-hole pitch and putt is open throughout the summer season with a large timber galleon play ship and bird’s nest swing. For more information, please call the owner Darren Melhuish on 07971450108.
A great value day out, you can slide as long as you like for just £3.00. Or come and try out your driving skills on the go karts. For more information, visit their Facebook page:
For those who don’t wish to take part, there’s an opportunity to volunteer by marshalling or doing one of the finish area roles.
For more information visit the website or Facebook page
Weymouth Junior Parkrun is a free, weekly timed 2km run that is open to all 4-14 year olds, and takes place at 9am on Sunday mornings at Lodmoor Country Park.
It is a healthy and safe environment for children to make friends and have fun.
Since our inception in April 2017, over 1,300 individual children have run, walked or jogged a combined distance of nearly 15,000 kilometres, which is the equivalent of Weymouth to Perth in Australia!
For more information visit, our website or Facebook page:
Lodmoor now has an orienteering course that consists of three trails for you to complete. One is a short course of approximately 1km, one is a medium course of 1.3km and one is score trail where the controls can be found in any order.
You can either borrow a map from the café, download the app ‘Oriento’ and scan the controls, or print the map, control descriptions, and instructions below:
Everyone knows trees are amazing: they filter out pollution, provide shade, slow down climate change and provide food and shelter for wildlife. Not to mention supplying us with fruit, nuts and wood. But do you know which tree’s timber is best for making boats? Or what species of tree was spread by squirrels? Or the best tree to plant outside your house to scare off witches?!
Find out the answers to these questions and many more on the Lodmoor Tree Trail – an easy 45-minute circular walk around the Country Park exploring the trees as you go.
You can download the trail map leaflet below. Leaflets can also be picked up from the pitch and putt kiosk or the model railway in the Country Park.