Venue Hire

About Queenswood Country Park

Queenswood is a fragment of a vast ancient wood that once stretched to the Welsh borders and beyond. Though it was clear-felled in the First World War, the regenerated woodland now teems with wildlife.

A collection of trees from around the world was begun at Queenswood in 1953. This Arboretum now covers 47 acres and is a beautiful ornamental woodland, particularly famed for its autumn colour.

The site offers a wonderful place to hold a meeting or event with the woodland backdrop providing a tranquil setting that can be explored by attendees in a lunch break or as part of the experience.

In the Arboretum, the surfaced paths provide easy walking year-round while the more adventurous may wish to explore the native woodland lying to the north and south of the central Arboretum.

The Jubilee Building

This light, airy building is ideal for meetings, training days or events. The building comprises of one main meeting room, a smaller side room, kitchen and toilet.

60 people standing; 20 seated in conference layout/ around tables; 30 seated in audience layout/ rows.

Total building 8.2m x 6.1m

The building is accessed via a sloped ramp which is suitable for wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. The toilet inside the building is accessible for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

The building hire includes use of 4 rectangular tables and 2 semi-circular tables, tables and 27 chairs; projector, screen and flipchart.

The kitchen is stocked with a kettle, microwave, fridge and sink. Cups and saucers, small plates, mugs, glasses and cutlery are all inclusive of the hire.

£50 minimum hire fee, £65 for full day.

Outdoor Spaces

Queenswood is regularly used by third parties as a filming location or venue for outdoor events such as sponsored walks or runs.

Hire fees may well apply, depending on the type of activity, and we require a full risk assessment and insurance policy from the hirer.

Catering

The Queenswood Café can provide catering for your event. Please contact the cafe direct on 01568 797880 to discuss your catering needs.

Morning: Tea/coffee and biscuits £ 5.50 per head

Buffet lunch £15.50 per head; with tea/coffee £18.50 per head

Afternoon: Tea/coffee and a selection of cakes £8.50 per head

Prices exclude VAT. Dietary requirements catered for.

Parking

There is a large “Stay & Pay Before You Leave” car park at Queenswood, which has automatic number plate recognition in operation.

Charges apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Up to 1 hour £1.50

Per 20 mins thereafter: 50p (for example: 2 hours = £3.00, 2hrs 20 mins = £3.50), with an all day maximum charge of £4.00

Pay before you leave at the ticket machine outside the Visitor Centre or in the woodland car park. Please see car park signage for further information.

Motorcycles can park free of charge in the designated motorcycle bays. Coaches are charged £10 regardless of length of stay; please pay in the Visitor Centre. Blue badge holders may park for free but MUST register on arrival at the Visitor Centre.

Visitor Centre opening times:

Outside of Herefordshire school holidays: Open M-F 10:30am-3:30pm, weekends and bank holidays. During Herefordshire school holidays open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Pizza Oven & Barbeques

Our outdoor pizza oven, close to the woodland playground and visitor centre is available for hire for private parties or for commercial hire.

Our barbeques are available for private use only on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Booking

Please contact the Visitor Centre 01432 530088 email: info@queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org to check availability and make a booking. Terms and conditions apply.