Harrold Odell Country Park
Harrold Odell Country Park is a former gravel pit turned nature reserve and a good venue for families to explore.
There are small play areas at each end and opportunities to view plants and animals as you stroll round.
Our website is a source of information about events and has downloadable worksheets and maps.
We have family events like Easter Egg Hunts and The Big Draw at times through the year. These are advertised via the website and in the park notice boards. Guided nature walks or pond dipping can be booked at £2 per head between April and September.
Fishing is available to members of Vauxhall Angling Club only. There are no day tickets. www.vauxhallanglingclub.co.uk.
Children aged 16yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing is not permitted between March 14th and June 16th.
Harrold Odell Country Park is serviced by Tea-zels Cafe selling hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches. Outside is a picnic area overlooking the lake. There is an ice cream van available during summer afternoons.
The cafe serves salads home-made soups and gluten free cakes.
All toilet facilities, including the disabled cubicle contains baby changing tables. There are no toddler loo seats.
The cafe does NOT supply baby food or have the facility to heat bottles. There are high chairs available.
Harrold Odell Country Park is situated 10mls NW of Bedford. Take the A428 to Turvey then turn right to Carlton, through the village and over Harrold Bridge into Carlton Road. The park entrance is 50yds along on the right.
Harrold Odell Country Park has baby change facilities in both the Ladies and Gents toilet blocks and also the disabled cubicle. The main paths are hard surfaced and buggy/wheelchair friendly. Wellies, sturdy footwear and warm clothes are recommended in poor weather.
If you've had fun on your family day out to Harrold Odell Country Park, tell us about it your visit, so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.
Telephone: 01234 720016
£1 car park donation to Friends Of Harrold Odell Country Park requested. Opening Times: 2013 Opening Details:
The park and main car park are open all year. The overflow car park is open during peak periods. Tea-zels cafe opens 9am to 4pm (not Xmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day).
Open 24hrs: Park only. Toilets closed when the cafe closes.
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