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Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Situated in the beautiful grounds of Stockwood Park, Stockwood Discovery Centre is the perfect setting for events, meetings and celebrations. Stockwood Discovery Centre boasts breathtaking gardens within a Grade II listed site, which also houses fabulous museum displays and collections, including the largest collection of horse drawn carriages in the country. With plentiful free parking and easy access from the M1 this is an excellent location for East of England regional meetings.

Two adjoining spacious meeting rooms make up the Learning Suite accommodating up to 100 people in rows or two rooms of up to 26 people in a boardroom style. Our onsite caterers are happy to serve you refreshments and light snacks in your room but can also accommodate sit down meals and buffets.

For less formal events perhaps the modern, airy café overlooking the courtyard gardens and children’s play area, is more to your liking. Available outside of normal opening hours for sole use this space can seat up to 120 people.

Our grounds and Discovery Hall are ideal for all sorts of special events including wedding receptions and parties, and our events team can supply all your technical needs.

The parkland setting is ideal for team away days and our fabulous museums staff can offer you special team building activities such as treasure hunts or themed talks and memory boxes.   Themed children’s parties can also be arranged by our team, at highly competitive prices.

With ample free parking and rooms with ground floor entry the venue is fully accessible.

Our rooms all have flexible layout options and come fully supported by on site staff, who are there to help you. Digital projector, screen, flipchart stands, pads and pens can all be supplied, and refreshments can be supplied to your room at pre-ordered delivery times to suit you. Menus and other event equipment are available on request.


Opening Hours:

10am - 5pm (14 February - 31 October) Monday to Friday;
11am - 5pm (14 February - 31 October) Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays;
10am - 4pm (1 November - 13 February) Monday to Friday;
11am - 4pm (1 November to 13 February) Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays (closed Christmas Day)


  • All weather
  • Baby changing room
  • Bar / licensed
  • Catering
  • Childrens facilities
  • Countryside / Rural
  • Linen Provided
  • Parking
  • Restaurant / Cafe
  • Shop


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Entrance flat / without steps
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Hearing loop system