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Visit us at Colney

Address of Colney Park

GreenAcres Colney, Watton Road, Colney, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TY

Email Address

[email protected]

Phone Number

01603 811556

Visit us at Colney

We’d love you to visit our enchanting park and experience the vibrance of the wildflowers and wildlife, and the tranquil harmony of the woodland.

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Opening Hours

Our park is open 365 days a year. our team will be available to assist you at the following times so if you wish to make an appointment, please call the park on 01603 811556 or email [email protected].

In the event of adverse weather, we suggest calling the park ahead of your visit to check if the park is open.

Office hours Park visiting hours
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm
Monday – Friday (April to August) 9.00am – 5.00pm 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays 9.00am – 1.00pm 9.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday (May to August only)* 9.00am – 6.00pm 9.00am – 8.00pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Easter Sunday Closed 9.00am – 4.00pm

 

*By appointment between 5.00-6.00pm

Last entry into the park is 30 minutes prior to the gates closing.

Directions

Arriving by Car

Leave Norwich city centre west-bound on the B1108/Earlham Road. Continue for approx 3.5 miles, going past the entrances to the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital until you reach the roundabout at the junction of the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass. The entrance to GreenAcres Colney is on Watton Road on the right hand side. Continue all the way around the roundabout so the entrance is on your left.

From the A47 westbound leave via the B1108 slip road, signposted University and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Turn right at the roundabout to cross the A47 and take the first exit towards the city at the next roundabout. GreenAcres Colney is on the left.

From the A47 Eastbound continue past the exit for the Longwater Retail Park, exit at the next sliproad for B1108, signposted University and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Take the first exit. GreenAcres Colney is on your left.

Travelling by Train

Norwich Railway Station is approx 5 miles away on the East side of the city centre.

Park facilities

We have a spacious car park near the reception building. The toilets and disabled facilities are located within the reception building as well as in the gathering hall. The park roads are sufficiently wide to accommodate two cars passing. Driving on site is restricted while funeral services takes place. We humbly request all our visitors to be respectful to the rules and regulations of the park.

Frequently Ask Question

If you are recently bereaved, your first point of contact is usually your Funeral Director. They’ll be able to liaise with us to organise a date for your service. However, we always invite families to visit a GreenAcres park before they make any decision so they can take a look around, and discuss what they’d like to happen on the day of the service. You’ll also be able to select a plot at the park, after which, we’ll confirm all the details and coordinate the arrangements with your Funeral Director.

No. It’s entirely up to you. Our multi-faith service halls are for both religious and non-religious services. We pride ourselves on our relationships with both the local clergy and the local independent celebrant team, ensuring that we meet the requirements of both the religious and secular community. Our grounds aren’t consecrated, but individual graves can be blessed if you wish.

Throughout the park we have specially dedicated burial areas so, with the help of a member of our team, you’ll be able to select where you’d like your loved one to be buried.

All interments have to be paid in full before the funeral can take place. You can pay via credit or debit card, cheque or by bank transfer. If you’re planning ahead, please speak to a member of our team about our instalment plan.

The choice of coffin is a very personal one. Eco coffins made from cardboard, willow, banana leaf and bamboo are acceptable at all of our parks as well as traditional wooden ones. However, our eco and conservation policies, mean metal caskets or zinc-lined coffins cannot be interred. Some people opt for a simple shroud made from natural fabric instead.

In some areas of our parks, you’re welcome to use any coffin (tapered at the shoulder with a removable lid) or casket (rectangular in shape with a hinged lid) that isn’t zinc lined. However, please be mindful that only our traditional burial graves, private gardens, gated gardens, and mausoleums can accommodate coffins and caskets. At the woodland and meadowland parks, it isn’t possible to use caskets in all areas because of their size.


Please also note that for a cremation service, metal/zinc lined caskets and metal ornaments
on any coffin are not permitted.

All our full burial and cremated remains plots are double depth. This allows for the plot to be used by a second person in the future, perhaps a close family member or loved one. But there’s no obligation to use the second interment space.

Unlike some other burial sites or cemeteries, we take the long-term care of the place where your loved one is buried very seriously. Through our regular maintenance programme, our Grounds Team ensure that the park is well cared for at all times. A proportion of each sale is invested in an Independent Trust Fund. That means there are funds available to secure the long-term preservation and maintenance of our beautiful parks for many years to come.

We have a range of leases available on our burial or memorial options, depending on your
choice:

  • The lease on burial options start from 25 years and can go up to the life of the park
  • The lease on the cremated remains burial options start at 10 years and can go up to
    the life of the park

Every five years, during the duration of the lease, we will write to the registered owner and offer the option to extend the lease for 25, 50 or 75 years. If you do not wish to renew your lease, then the grave can no longer be memorialised when the lease expires. Existing burials in the plot will not be removed or disturbed, but any remaining space in the plot will be made available to be used by someone else

Some people choose not to mark a grave with a wooden or other substantial memorial (where allowed). However, whenever we bury anyone at our parks, we record the graves very carefully and use traditional mapping to ensure that there is a permanent record of each person who is buried with us and their location.