Rushmere Country Park - a great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors

Come and view herons nesting in Spring from our outdoor café terrace, discover fairy doors and the Giant’s Chair along our Sculpture Trail, walk the dog, bring your bike, ride your horse – we’ve something for everyone.

Managed by The Greensand Trust, working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, the park is run on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of visitors and wildlife.

Visitors can enjoy this wonderful park with over 400 acres of woodland, heathland and lakes, for a whole day for just £3.

Attractions include:

Rushmere Country Park is the holder of a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence as a result of the high number of excellent reviews it receives via the website.

Download the latest Rushmere Country Park leaflet here

Download the latest map of the park here

Opening Times

Winter Opening Times now in operation: 8.30am - 5pm daily until end of March 2020 when clocks go forward. The Visitor Centre and Tree Tops Cafe currently open at 10am and close at 4pm.

The park opens at 8.30am all year round (except Christmas Day when it is closed) but closes at different times around the year as follows:

  • April to September 8pm
  • October and March* 7.30pm
  • November to February 5pm

* On the days at the end of March and October when the clocks change to BST/ GMT, park closing times revert to those of April/ November from that day onwards.

Please make sure you exit the park before these closing times as we don't want any visitors to be locked in!

The park is closed on Christmas Day and may close at other times when we perceive there to be a risk to visitors such as high winds - Check the latest site access status here

Contact Us at Rushmere Country Park

You can call Rushmere Visitor Services on 01525 234260 - please note this office is manned during office hours only.

You can contact our team based at the Stockgrove offices on 01525 237760 also during office hours only.

The Ranger on duty can be contacted on 07817 205870 (please note this is not a 24/7 service).


Rushmere Country Park has been made available for visitors through The Greensand Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council working in partnership for the benefit of both people and wildlife.