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Eastleigh Borough Council  

Please see the details of the facilities available to hire at Itchen Valley Country Park below. The Kingfisher barn is available to book most weekends throughout the year and the BBQs from the 1st April until 31st October.

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BBQ

Each barbecue pitch is suitable for parties of up to 60 people.

BBQ1 is situated opposite the children’s play area and closest to the Kingfisher Barn and Woodland Café.  

BBQ2 is situated furthest from the Kingfisher Barn and Woodland Café.

Barbecue hire costs include a free parking permit for the person making the booking and a 5kg bag of charcoal for a single booking. More can be purchased from the Information Desk.

The barbecue padlock code is available from the Information Desk and the bar and padlock should be replaced at the end of the session.

Please note that:

  • Full Hire Charge is payable on booking and additional charges will apply if hire overruns or extra cleaning is necessary
  • Firelighters and matches are not provided or available here
  • Bags of rubbish may be placed in the Eurobins next to the Woodland Café (please bring your own rubbish bags)
  • There should be no burning of Chinese lanterns, candles or incense
  • Amplified music, lights, marquees and bouncy castles are not allowed (small gazebos are permitted)
  • The gates to the Country Park are locked by a security guard at:
    • 8:30 pm from 1st April to 30th September
    • 6:30 pm from 1st October to 31st March
  • Cancellation of a booking will incur the following charges:
    • More than 14 days’ notice: no charge
    • 7-14 days’ notice: 50% hire charge
    • Less than 7 days’ notice: 100% of the Hire Charge
  • Bookings are non-transferable unless it is raining on the day when it may be transferred to another available date if agreed with staff prior to booking date

From £48.00

Kingfisher Barn

Kingfisher Barn

This cosy five metres by seven metres space can accommodate up to 25 people seated around tables and is available to book at weekends.

It is equipped with a sink, kettle, microwave and a fridge. We provide cups for you to use but please bring any other crockery or cookware that you need on the day.

It is situated close to the visitors centre and children’s play area at the park. The key is available from the Information Desk in the Woodland Café and a free parking permit will be given to the person making the booking.

We can also provide hot and cold refreshments. Please contact us for details.  Either call 023 8068 3790 or email ivcp@eastleigh.gov.uk

Please note that:

  • Full Hire Charge is payable on booking and additional charges will apply if hire overruns or extra cleaning is necessary
  • Hirers should vacate the room by 4pm
  • Bags of rubbish may be placed in the Eurobins next to the Woodland Café (please bring your own rubbish bags)
  • Hirers should not use sellotape to attach decorations to the fabric of the building.
  • The gates to the Country Park are locked by a security guard at:
    • 8:30 pm from 1st April to 30th September
    • 6:30 pm from 1st October to 31st March
  • Cancellation of a booking will incur the following charges:
    • More than 14 days’ notice: no charge
    • 7-14 days’ notice: 50% hire charge
    • Less than 7 days’ notice: 100% of the Hire Charge

£65.00

  • Can I bring a disposable BBQ to the park?

    No. Disposable and portable barbecues are not permitted at Itchen Valley Country Park as they present a fire and litter risk.

  • What is included in the BBQ hire price?

    The hire charges include a 5kg bag of charcoal for a single booking and two 5kg bags of charcoal for a double booking. More can be purchased from the Visitor Centre when you arrive but this should be sufficient.

    One free parking permit is provided to the person making the booking, this can be collected from the Visitor Centre.

    You must bring your own matches, firelighters and rubbish bags to take your rubbish home with you.

  • Do I have to pay to park?

    Yes Car Parking charges apply at the Park everyday (including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). Please ensure that tickets are displayed in windscreens, otherwise you may receive a penalty charge. One free parking permit is provided to the person making the booking, which can be collected from the Visitor Centre but everyone else will require need to pay to park.

  • What time does the Park close?

    The gates to the park are closed and locked at 8:30 pm from the 1 April to 30 September and 6:30 pm from 1 October to 31 March.

    You must have left the park by the closing time.

  • What is included in the hire for the Kingfisher Barn?

    The Barn is equipped with a sink, kettle, microwave and a fridge. We provide cups for you to use but please bring any other crockery or cookware that you need on the day. 

    One free parking permit is provided to the person making the booking, this can be collected from the Visitor Centre.

  • Can I get a refund if I cancel my BBQ or Kingfisher Barn booking?

    Cancellations of a booking will incur the following charges:

    • More than 14 days’ notice: no charge
    • 7-14 days’ notice: 50% hire charge 
    • Less than 7 days’ notice: 100% of the Hire Charge
  • Can I get a refund if I cancel my IVCP Activity Event booking?

    Unfortunately there are no refunds if you cancel your booking.