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Apex Park, Highbridge

Covering approximately 42 acres, Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park straddles Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge. Facilities include a large children's play area, woodland walk, lake, outdoor gym, seasonal catering concessions and skate park.

Apex was once an area of clay digging. Several pits were excavated, initially by hand and later by machine. The area which is now the car park was the brickworks where the clay was made into various items such as bricks, roof tiles and pipes. More information is available from the historical interpretation boards on-site. In 2017 Apex Park was once again awarded the Green Flag. Green Flag Awards recognise well-managed, high-quality green spaces.

A large children's play area, free-to-use skate park and outdoor gym are situated within the park on the far side of the lake from the main car park.

There is a large, free visitor car park accessible from Marine Drive. Overnight stops by campers etc. are not allowed. Picnic tables and public toilets are situated by the car park. A defibrillator is also available at this location for anyone suspected to be having a heart attack. There is additional seating dotted around the park and lake, a walk around the lake from the car park takes around 40 minutes. Leaflets including a wildlife walk trail and a guide to dog walking at Apex Park are available on-site.

Lizzie's Kitchen operate the refreshment concession next to the main car park from 1st April until 31st October. Trading from their unique airstream van, a variety of food and drink, including healthy options, are available. An ice cream van, parked near the car park and lake slipway, is available seasonally.  

Many activities, such as Angling, BMX Club and model boating take place at Apex Park. For information on some of these please visit the related links below. Apex Park also hosts a free, 5km Parkrun every Saturday at 9am.

The park is available for hire with past events including charity dog walks, fetes and fairs. Frequent events are also organised by Sedgemoor District Council and the Friends of Apex Park. These include National Play Day, held on the first Wednesday of August, a Santa's Grotto as well as bulb and tree planting.  Upcoming events are available to download via the related documents below or in the park noticeboard.

If you're interested in joining the Friends of Apex Park or finding out about what they do, please see the related website below.

For directions to Apex Park, please use the postcode TA8 1NQ or for further information, contact the Council using the details below.

pdf Apex Park Wildlife Adventure Walk [2.68MB] pdf Apex Park Management Plan 2017-2021 [2.23MB] pdf Apex Park Events 2018 [298.48KB] arrowCalendar of Events arrowRequest a Boating Permit 2018/19 arrowDiscovery Trails arrowGreen Flag Award arrowFriends of Apex Park arrowBurnham BMX Club