Norton Common Local Nature Reserve

Open all year

29 ha attractive Local Nature Reserve also containing sporting and play activities with 12 points of interest

Points of interest

  • Bowling greens
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Car park
  • Health Walk Start Point
  • Multi use games area
  • Outdoor pool
  • Picnic area
  • Skate park
  • Teenage zone
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler play area

On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)
  • Car Park (Pay & Display)
  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Free Area
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink
  • Pushchair Friendly Paths

Park Information

Norton Common is a large attractive Local Nature Reserve. Its facilities cater for young and old alike, whether to enjoy family activities centered around the play areas, picnic area or walking along the open areas and the woodlands.

This reserve has been awarded a Green Flag status. The Green Flag award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

The Norton Common management plan 2015 – 2020 gives further details about the site.


  • Local Nature Reserve
  • Play Areas – junior and senior
  • Skateboard facility
  • Outdoor swimming pool with cafe
  • Picnic area
  • Two bowling greens
  • Floodlit Multi Use Games Area (To book call Linda Hopkins on 01462 474273. £5 deposit for floodlight key)
  • Tennis courts – senior and junior (no booking required)

How to get here


Two car parks open every day (free for first two hours). Direction to outdoor pool car park and directions to bowling greens car park.

10 minutes walk from town centre

Post code SG6 4UF

Public Transport Information:

Information on public transport is available here: or


A national cycle route passes through the common