Rushmere Country Park About Map Facilities Find us Walks and trails Learning activities News Events Bookings Weddings Support Self Led Organised Event or Activity Request Annual Registration Required If you would like to organise a self-led event or activity on a Greensand Trust site you will need to apply to register your event/activity to ensure it's in keeping with the protection of the site, its sensitivities and the safety of other users. You will also need to provide a risk assessment for your activity or event and proof of your public liability insurance. ALL organised groups and events must therefore be registered, and once your registration has been approved, you will be asked to pay the annual registration fee for an Organised Event or Activity of £50. Once the fee has been paid, we will ask you to supply a risk assessment and proof of public liability insurance. Following successful registration you can tell us about your event or activity in advance of it taking place by using this Organised Event or Activity Request form. We will then check that the event/activity is possible on the requested date and is suitable for the site. If the event / activity is recurring throughout the year, then you would still need to check with us on each date that you are looking to carry it out. Please note that parking is a separate fee and not included in the registration fee. Events that need input from our ranger or education team will be quoted on an individual basis. Commercial activity on our sites If your activity or site use relates to something for which you receive payment or consideration, it is therefore ‘commercial activity’ for which you will require a permit for your activity before your activity takes place. The Greensand Trust and its partner Central Bedfordshire Council reserves the right to require any unauthorised event or party to be removed from site and those involved may also be held legally liable or subject to a penalty charge. Parking Parking is available for some sites. Rushmere and The Working Woodlands Centre operate a pay-on exit/entry system which requires visitors to pay a charge on exiting or entering the site. However, if you intend to access the site via Coach or Minibus there is an additional charge for access and parking, due to the limited parking available to the site. Large groups who come to the park for self-led visits will be charged £25 for parking a large minibus and £50 for a coach - please see Visitor Services. Vehicles that fit into one parking space are charged at the normal parking rate. Site Hire Please note if your activity involves a specific indoor or outdoor area of the site, venue or site hire charges may also apply, details will be provided based on your enquiry. Suitability & Limits Whilst we are happy to support events and activities on our sites, our primary responsibility is to ensure activities are compatible with the protection of the site and its biodiversity. Use and activities must be sustainable and in keeping with the environment. Use and activities will only be granted where advantages to the site and the public outweigh any potential disturbance / damage. Permission or permits will not be issued for activities which would cause substantial damage to the natural or cultural heritage of the site or surrounding area. Strict terms and conditions apply to protect the park.