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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.

  • 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.