Visiting Oaks Meadow

Oaks Meadow is a newly established green space and play area in Little Finborough, adjacent to the villages of Combs and Battisford and approximately 2.5 miles from Stowmarket.

The Meadow is a work in progress and includes vegetable and medicine wheel gardens, a reflective space, orchard, wildlife pond with jetty, grassland and woodland. We have native and non-native plants, newly planted trees and some veteran trees. We are home to hares, rabbits, pheasants, deer and badgers, as well as butterflies and dragon flies.

Amenities include a children’s play area, exercise equipment, composting toilets and seated areas.

Find us



Oaks Meadow
Bildeston Road, Little Finborough
Suffolk, IP14 2LA

Google map link

Meadow layout plan

Opening hours

Hours may change throughout the year

Open 7 days a week:

The pedestrian access bridge from Bildeston Road is open at all times.

Vehicular access gates are open 9am to 5pm but this is weather dependent as currently cars can’t go onto the site if it is very muddy.  See further notes below.  


Please do not park on the road or in the Vineyard car park

Parking at own risk

Please park on the grass at the Bildeston Road end of the site. The area may be muddy after heavy rainfall. Ground tends to be drier to the left of the entrance.

If the main gates are closed because the parking area is too muddy, you can park on the hard surface in front of the gates and use the pedestrian access (to the right of the main gates when facing the site).

We have plans to create an all-weather parking area and are currently seeking funding. 


Wheelchair accessible

Wellies advised in winter

Oaks Meadow is mostly level with a gentle slope towards the pond. Paths are mown grass or wood chip.

Parts of the site can be muddy in winter especially after prolonged rainfall.

Toilets / baby changing

Two wheelchair accessible composting toilets - one with baby changing unit.

Play areas

Children’s play area including mud kitchen, outdoor exercise equipment and basketball hoop.

Outdoor games and adventures

Plenty of space to explore and open grassland for games.

Seating / Gazebo

Four benches and a large covered gazebo – a great place to meet friends as well as shelter from sun and rain.


Feel free to bring a picnic. Please take litter home.

No barbecues or fires.


Please ensure young children are supervised at all times particularly around the wildlife pond and play area.

Dogs on leads

To protect wildlife and planting, please keep your dog on a lead and clean up after them. The nearest poo bin is on Bildeston Road, to the left of the pedestrian access when leaving the site.

No bins on site

Please take your litter home.

Group activities / hosting your own event on site

We welcome group educational and leisure activities on site. Please get in touch to discuss your plans.

Contact us


Burnt House Vineyard (opposite) - open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Check website for details:

The Punch Bowl Community Inn, Battisford: