**COVID-19 Updates**

Please park at Rushmere main entrance Linslade Road 9am - 7.30pm (last entry 6.30pm) daily.

From Sunday 25 October we revert to Winter Opening Hours - 9am to 5.30pm daily with final entry at 5pm.

Pay £3 on exit using bank card (contactless or chip & pin), Greensand parking pass or coins.

Limited parking also available at Stockgrove entrance in Brickhill Road 9am - 7.30pm (last entry 6.30pm), pay on exit with coins or Greensand parking pass only.

Toilets facilities at both entrances now OPEN with social distancing measures in place and regular closure for cleaning.

Herons View Centre: Toilets OPEN 9.00 – 7pm

Stockgrove Entrance: Toilets OPEN 9.00 – 5pm

Both the Rushmere and Stockgrove Hatches are now offering a takeaway service of drinks and snacks with social distancing queuing in place:

Rushmere Hatch OPEN 9am–4.30pm (close for 30 mins break) 5pm-6.30pm daily*

Stockgrove cafe OPEN weekdays 9am – 5pm / weekends 9am – 6pm

In line with latest government guidelines, face coverings must be worn when visiting our takeaway facilities, unless you are exempt.

*Opening times are subject to stock and staff availability which may at times require us to close outside the scheduled opening times.*

The Tree Tops Cafe remains CLOSED

Visitor Centres are both sites remain CLOSED as is the Tree Tops Cafe.

While the Herons View Visitor Centre and Tree Tops Cafe remain CLOSED we do have visitor information available from the front of the building at the following times:
- 9.30am - 6pm weekdays
- 9am - 5.30pm Saturday
- 9am - 7pm Sundays
You can find out more about the park and buy permits for parking, cycling and horse riding (you can do this online also!) Times may vary depending on staff availability.

Social distancing is essential! 

Information below refers to our normal operations:

A great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors - walking outdoors is deemed fairly safe but avoid contact with others.

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. Parking is pay on exit by bank card or coins (no change given) or for best value purchase an annual  Greensand Parking Pass.

Attractions include:


Carol says on Google Reviews:

Love coming here, with lots of trails through the woods to do. We especially like coming across the many wooden sculptures hidden amongst the trees and finding the goblin doors. This makes wondering through the woods quite magical for children and adults alike. There are lakes, toilets, buggy friendly routes and plenty of picnic areas and a nice cafe.

You can purchase your Greensand Pass for parking, cycling and horse riding here

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

Park Rules                

  • No drones, metal detectors, kites or model aircraft please
  • No open fires and no camping!
  • Please take all rubbish home as no general waste bins are provided.
  • Dog waste bins are provided: bagged dog waste only please 

Opening Times

The park main entrance in Linslade Road opens 9am and closes at 7.30pm daily (last entry 6.30pm). Limited parking available at the Stockgrove entrance in Brickhill Road at the same times.

Please make sure you exit the park before closing time 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 out what's currently open here

Contact Us at Rushmere Country Park

You can call Rushmere Visitor Services on 01525 234260 but please be aware we have limited staff on site at present. Email us on [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Our Stockgrove offices can be contacted on 01525 237760.

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.