1. West Midlands
  2. Warwickshire
  3. Rugby

About Draycote Water Country Park

Nestled near Rugby is Draycote Water Country Park, a 593-acre country park that is a blend of natural beauty and exciting activities, making it the perfect outing for a family adventure. With its sprawling reservoir, abundant wildlife, and a wide range of outdoor activities, it’s no wonder that families flock here to soak up the spectacular views, and scenery - to enjoy quality time together!

Things To Do

All sorts of family fun can be found at Draycote Water Country Park, from leisurely walks, water sports, fishing, wetlands, nature trails and bird watching, for a serene and natural day out! The Country Park covers 21 acres on the southern side of Draycote Water alone. Watch the sailing activities on the reservoir and view the surrounding countryside with the open slopes being popular for walking, cycling and kite flying. 

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Two-Wheeled Adventure

Looking for another way to explore Draycote Water Country Park? Hop on a bike and cycle around the scenic lake and take in the beautiful views. There's a flat 5-mile path all around the reservoir, so it's perfect for any cyclist level!

Watersporting Madness

Like the thrill of riding the waves? You can book a lesson with the Drayton Sailing Club or book a slot for some windsurfing! There's lots of watersports available for all ability types and ages - but you will have to book through their providers.

Birdwatching Activity

If you like a quiet activity that you can make fun, we suggest birdwatching. Draycote Water Country Park is home to lots of different species of birds, you can make a bingo sheet and see if you can spot them all!

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Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 08:30 - 18:30

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Pricing & Tickets

Free admission to Park

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Food & Drink Options

The Waterside Restaurant serves all delicious and tasty food for adults and kids too. From speciality sandwiches and jacket potatoes to homemade soup of the day with paninis which are served from 11:30 - 16:00 and a full English breakfast, which is served from 10:00 - 15:00.

The children's menu, from 11:30 - 16:00, serves a diverse range of meals. From fish goujans and pasta to pork sausages and lots of soft drinks. Not to mention the delicious desserts!

There are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan menus available.

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Yes, there is parking.

There is onsite parking, but charges do apply: 2 hours: £3.00 All Day: £5.00

Opening times

April to October:

07:30 - 18:30

November to March

07:30 - 16:30

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Contact Details

Draycote Water Country Park Visitors Centre
Draycote Water
Kites Hardwick
CV23 8AB

Tel: 01788811107

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Transport Information

Travelling to Draycote Water Country Park is easy and simple to visit by car, bus or train.

By Car:

From Birmingham, you can take the M6 motorway. Merge onto the M69 towards Coventry/Leicester.

Continue onto the A46 and then follow signs for the A45 towards Rugby. Then take the exit for Dunchurch, and follow signs to Draycote Water on the B4429.

By Train:

Draycote Water is about a 15-minute drive from Rugby Railway Station. You can book a taxi, which are readily available at the station. Or a bus can be taken from near the station towards Dunchurch, followed by a short taxi ride to the park as direct bus services to the park are limited.

By Bus:

Buses run from Rugby town centre to Dunchurch. From Dunchurch, Draycote Water is a short taxi ride away. Direct bus services to the park are not frequent, so planning ahead is advisable.

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