Gates open at 5am everyday (except for Christmas day)
Gates are locked at 6pm from 1 October to 31 March (GMT)
Gates are locked at 8pm from 1 April to 30 September (BST)
Festive period opening times
Park gates will open as normal but the Woodland Cafe will have reduced opening times during the festive period:
Christmas Eve - 10am to 2pm
Christmas Day and Boxing Day - Closed
27 to 30 December - 10am to 4.30pm
New Years Eve - 10am to 3pm
New Years Day - 10.30am to 3.30pm
Find us by car
The SatNav postcode SO30 3HQ brings you to our main entrance.
Itchen Valley Country Park is situated just off the A27. Exit the M27 at Junction 5 from the west, or Junction 7 from the east. Follow the brown tourist signs to the Park on the A27 (towards West End) from either direction.
Entry to the country park is free but parking charges apply. Your parking fee will help support all that we do to maintain the park. Blue badge holders and motorcycles can park for free.
Parking is pay and display only.
Up to 1 hour £1.40
Up to 2 hours £2.60
Up to 3 hours £3.90
Up to and over 4 hours £4.50
Annual/Seasonal parking permits
Annual permits: £47
Six-monthly permits: £26
Quarterly permits: £16
£21 per day
Our Woodland Café serves a range of fresh, locally sourced, delicious food and hot drinks. Situated in the natural surroundings of the country park and set in our 17th Century style Hampshire Aisle Barn, the café is open seven days a week (except on Christmas Day):
10am to 4.30pm from 1 October to 31 March (GMT)
10am to 5pm from 1 April to 30 September (BST)
Special offer available Monday to Thursday.
We cater for vegetarians and vegans as well as those with food allergies and intolerances.
The café regularly exhibits the work of local artists, with the opportunity to purchase originals, prints and gifts. Check out the events page to see who is currently being featured.
We welcome caring dog owners to our country park. If your dog is sensible off the lead, you can let them run on the High Hill Field - the large recreation area at the top of the main driveway.
Please keep your dog on the lead in all other areas of the park, including woodland and nature trails, as well as the visitor centre and café.
Only assistance dogs can access play areas.
Our park is covered by a ‘poop-scoop’ by-law so you must clean up after your dog. You’ll find dog bins behind our visitor centre and around the edge of High Hill Field.
Why not try out our new dog wash to avoid muddy paws in the car? Located to the side of the Kingfisher Barn toilets.
It's just £3 for a wash, shampoo and blow dry for your #ParkPoochesIVCP
We are aligned with Hampshire County Council's Dog Walking Code and guidance
Our one mile Forest Trail is accessible and we have a manual wheelchair available for use and free of charge from our Visitor Centre. Please contact us in advance to reserve the scooter for your visit.
We have a wheelchair accessible toilet and our Visitor Centre and Woodland Café are all on ground floor level.
We have priority parking for Blue Badge holders in our main car park.
Please note, due to the proximity of the park to the airport, visitors are not permitted to fly drones in the park.