The onsite toilets are open 9am to 5pm each day.
Barbeques not permitted
BBQs are not allowed at the Country Park for safety reasons. It can cause damage to property, wildlife and key habitats at the site as well as causing a danger to the public. Instead, there are some great picnic areas and the Lakeside Café offers classic English breakfasts and a delicious menu of main meals, sandwiches, salads and sides.
Highlighting an issue to staff
We have a reporting system to alert country park staff such as to damage to facilities, fallen trees/branches, litter and concerns of anti-social behaviour.
Find us by car
The SatNav postcode SO50 5PE brings you to our main entrance.
From J5 on the M27 follow Eastleigh A335 (Wide Lane) signs for ½ mile. The park entrance is on the left hand side, just past the playing fields.
Parking is free all day on weekends and for four hours during the week.
Our nearest stop is Southampton Airport Parkway station - a five minute walk from the Park entrance. Turn right on leaving the station, cross the main road on the pelican crossing and head towards Eastleigh. The entrance is ¼ mile on your left.
We are approximately 20 minutes walk from Eastleigh Town Centre following the High Street. A public footpath enters the Park from Monks Way off Chestnut Avenue.
From Eastleigh Town Centre pick up cycle-way signs for Southampton, once you pass the Concorde Club turn left over the ford. Alternatively, access the Park via Monks Way Open Space, off Monks Way.
Download the printable map
We are paw friendly at Lakeside Country Park. We welcome caring dog owners to our country parks. If your dog is sensible off the lead, you can let them run on our designated paw trail.
To protect wildlife and ensure that everyone enjoys their visit "Dogs on Leads" by-laws do apply to the mown area around the Pavilion building, the picnic areas and around the lakes. We ask all dog owners to follow a couple of simple rules:
- Please pick up after your dog, there are dog bins around the site for your use.
- Please keep your dog under close control as our Park has sensitive wildlife and not all visitors are happy around dogs - especially muddy ones!
We are aligned with Bird Aware Solent's Canine Code
We have a disabled toilet for pre-booked activities and parking spaces for disabled badge holders close to the pavilion and lakes.