Itchen Valley Country Park has two permanent BBQ's available for hire

Each barbecue pitch is suitable for parties of up to 60 people. For groups of over 60 both barbeques will need to be booked. Disposable and portable barbecues are not permitted at Itchen Valley Country Park as they present a fire and litter risk.

Barbecue hire costs

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

For a single booking:

Monday to Thursday: £48 
Friday to Sunday: £64  

For a double BBQ booking:

Monday to Thursday - £77 
Friday to Sunday - £90

BBQ session times

11am to 3pm & 4pm to 8pm, 1 April to 31 October
The gates will be locked at 8.30pm so evening users vacate the park by this time.

Terms & Conditions

Booking conditions

  • 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