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Please note that we are not currently taking BBQ bookings. If you have booked and paid for a BBQ at Lydiard Park, please email us at LydiardEvents@swindon.gov.uk with your contact details and we will be in touch.

Thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Lydiard Park

 

 

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. Our 2020 BBQ season runs from 30th March through to 4th October. 

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. 

We also have a new exclusive event space, 'St John Hollow', ideal for private events, family celebrations and corporate gatherings. Please click here for further details.

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

 

Parking charges apply.

bbq map

 

BBQ Hire Prices

During these months, a BBQ can be hired out all day from 11.30am until 30 minutes before the park closes.

A small BBQ will cater for up to 15 people. A Large BBQ would be suitable for up to 40 people.

 

Off Peak

Monday to Friday

Small BBQ

(All Day: 11:30am - park close)

£30

Large BBQ

(All Day: 11:30am - park close)

£45

 

On Peak

Saturday and Sunday

Small BBQ

(All Day: 11:30am - park close)

£45

Large BBQ

(All Day: 11:30am - park close)

£65

Small BBQ

(Half Day AM: 11.30am – 3pm)

£30

Small BBQ

(Half Day PM: 5pm – park close)

£30

Large BBQ

(Half Day AM: 11.30am – 3pm)

£45

Large BBQ

(Half Day PM: 5pm – park close)

£45

  

Book a BBQ

Before booking a bbq, please read our Terms and Conditions.

 

The BBQ booking line is open:

Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm (April - December only) 

 

Please call Lydiard Park on 01793 466664 - option 4 for Lydiard Park, followed by option 1 for BBQ bookings 

 

To secure a bbq pitch over the phone, payment must be made at the time of booking via debit or credit card. Payments are non-refundable.

 

Arrival

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 FAQs

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