Isle of Wight Council

Fort Victoria Country Park

Barbeque Hire

The Council has installed three purpose-made barbeques for family or small group use at Fort Victoria. Although groups of 12 people or fewer may turn up and use the barbeques without booking if they are not in use, at peak times they are in great demand and so to reserve a place, booking in advance is strongly recommended.  

Family Barbeques (for up to 12 people)
There is no charge for the use of the barbeques for parties of under 12 people but the barbeques cannot be booked if you choose this option, and you may have to share the site with others or wait for your turn. It is not necessary to use the booking form for a Family Barbeque. But if you do wish to guarantee a place you can make a Party Barbeque booking.

Party Barbeques (for 12-60 people)
Barbeques which are to include more than twelve people (up to a maximum of sixty) may only be authorised by the Council. A booked Party Barbeque guarantees exclusive use of the number of barbeques required for your party.

Parties of more than 60 people
The Fort can be hired for private events and parties - please contact us to find out more.

To enquire or book a BBQ or event please contact the Park Manager on Tel. 760860 or by e-mailing

If on-site catering is required, enquiries can be made of Verdi's Cafe on 01983 761777. No other caterer is permitted to use the site without prior consent of the Council.