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Attractions and information for Alton Water

View across Alton Water

Where to eat and get visitor information

Alton Water Café and Vistor Centre

Please note that the Alton Water Cafe and Visitor Centre is closed for refurbishment during January and February 2018 and scheduled to re-open on 1 March 2018.

Whether you're just relaxing or taking part in an activity at Alton Water Park, take a break and pop into the Alton Water Café for hot and cold refreshments and snacks.

You can also find a variety of information covering local events and attractions throughout the year from the centre. Car park season tickets are available here.

The Cafe and Visitor Centre is situated at Stutton car park where you can enjoy views across the water. Outside is a large patio area with tables to accommodate wheelchair users.

Contact details

Alton Water Visitor Centre and Café Holbrook Road Stutton Suffolk IP9 2RY

01473 328268

Children's playgrounds

There are exciting outdoor areas where your children can play safely at Alton Water Park.
Go to Stutton car park car park to keep your youngster amused for hours and they must be supervised at all times.


Parking and permits

Alton Water Park is open every day including Christmas Day.
Car park closing times are displayed at the entrances.
Vehicles that remain in the car park after closing time will be locked on site until the following morning.

We operate a pay and display system through out the year

  • Weekends and Bank Holidays daily charge £3
  • 1 April to 31 October inclusive £3 at all times
  • At all other times parking is £2
  • Parking is free for blue badge holders and coaches
  • Annual pass £40. Tickets are valid at all main car parks and car park closing times are advertised at entrances.

Parking for Motorhomes

Alton Water has suitable parking for motorhomes. Some car parks may be fitted with barriers at park entrances. These all allow for the additional height of motorhomes so you shouldn’t experience any difficulties entering and leaving our car parks.

  • Please observe the car parking charges which are equal for motorhomes.
  • Please be aware of the car parking closing times as overnight parking is not permitted.

Save money with Annual parking permits - they are valid for all of Anglian Water’s Water Parks.

Rutland Water £45; Pitsford Water, Grafham Water and Alton Water £40.

More information can be found at the visitor centres.

For your information - Car parking fees are used to maintain and improve the conservation and recreational facilities at our Water Parks.

New caravan and campsite at Alton Water

Anglian Water is pleased to announce that plans for a new caravan and campsite at Alton Water near Ipswich have been approved by Babergh District Council.

Planning permission is granted for 88 serviced caravan and camping pitches plus a new shower and toilet block near the current cafe and visitor car park. The development will provide a fantastic holiday location from which to explore Alton Water Park and Suffolk’s many other tourist attractions.

Jake Williams, Anglian Water’s Recreation and Access Manager, said “We’re really pleased this development has been approved, it’s a beautiful location and setting to base yourself for a holiday and will bring welcome benefits to the local tourism economy.

The campsite is the first step towards Anglian Waters longer term plans to develop the facilities at Alton Water for people and wildlife.

Simon Waters, Anglian Water’s Head Warden at Alton Water, said: “We were delighted when Alton Water achieved Green Flag status last year, an award that ranks it as one of the best green spaces in the county and shows the high standards that are maintained here. The camp site is the first step towards encouraging leisure and tourism in this area, enhancing the education facilities and sustainability of the park and improving it for more people to enjoy.

Once developed the caravan and campsite will be open from the beginning of March until the end of October.



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