Rushmere Country Park

**COVID-19 Update: Both the Rushmere and Stockgrove Hatches are now offering a takeaway service with social distancing queuing in place; the Tree Tops Cafe remains CLOSED.**

Rushmere Hatch OPEN 9am–5pm*

Stockgrove cafe: OPEN 9am – 5pm

In line with latest government guidelines, face coverings must be worn when visiting out 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 safety of the public, volunteers and staff is our priority and re-opening of on-site facilities will be gradual and phased over time. Subject to staff availability and adherence to social distancing guidelines, we are prioritising the opening of toilets and take away refreshments for visitors. Please be aware, there may be some disruption to these services, as toilets will more regularly be closed for cleaning and maintenance.  Take away facilities may initially close mid-week if staffing is limited. All play areas remain closed.

Information below refers to our normal operations only:

Located in the visitor centre for drinks, snacks, hot and cold food, supporting local suppliers of quality produce using fresh, local ingredients (House of Coffee, Maynard's Dairy Ice Cream, Lickalix whole fruit ice lollies)

In addition to our Specials displayed each day, we offer vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options.

Seating available both inside and outside on The Deck with splendid views over Heron Valley.

The cafe is open daily from 10am – 4pm.

You can view our current menus here:

Peak Periods

From April - September the cafe is open 10am - 5pm on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays (May Half Term and Summer Holidays)

During these busier peak times please note:

  • No buggies and pushchairs inside the cafe for safety reasons
  • Please give your table number when ordering food
  • Take-away service will only be available from the Herons' Hatch to speed up counter service in the cafe

Visitor Information

  • At all times only products purchased at the cafe can be consumed at our tables.
  • All our takeaway consumables are biodegradable to protect our park – as a charity we have to pass on the cost to our customers and thank you for your understanding.
  • For health and safety reasons dogs are not allowed in the cafe  - dog owners using the cafe are requested to visit The Deck outside to the left of the main doors (please don't sit with your dog in the atrium).
  • All profits are reinvested into the park - we greatly appreciate your support.
  • Refreshments are also available at the Stockgrove entrance to the park, also open daily from 10am - 4pm.
  • The Tree Tops Café also caters for parties and private functions including wedding celebrationscontact us for details 

Herons Hatch

Located outside the Visitor Centre, this is mainly used during busier periods for the purchase of drinks, ice creams and snacks.

The Tree Tops Cafe kitchen extension project

During the summer of 2017 the Tree Tops Café kitchen was extended and this was partly funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development LEADER scheme as part of the Rural Development Programme for England. This extension transformed what was the kitchen of a 1960s bungalow to a much larger professional kitchen, helping us to provide an improved service for our customers, particularly at busier times.


View our other Facilities here