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Rushcliffe Country Park

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Looking for a park near you in Nottingham? Rushcliffe Country Park is located of Loughborough Road and offers lots of beautiful views that span across the 8 kilometres of footpaths, grassland and conservation areas! 

Kids will obsesses over the magical adventure play area, it has a medieval city! The play area is 8m tall, with railway-themed play equipment, large sandpit area, plus the usual swings, slides and roundabouts. There are around 20 pieces of modern equipment for children up to the age of 12. The play area includes a swing suitable for less able children (safety equipment is available on request) and part of the equipment is accessible to wheelchair users.

Kids who like to shred up the pavement with their epic skateboarding skills will love the skate park. It is suitable for skateboards, bmxs and scooters and anybody from beginners to professionals will find some exciting and challenging features. Why not try out the cycle track while you're at it? Nestled in the woodland behind the skate park is the x4 cycle track. Whether you are a bmx'ing newbie or an a God on wheels, all are welcome. if the whole family want to get involved in some exercise then you should consider Parkrun! This run is a 5K community event where anyone can join in as long as your register online. Will anyone be able lap dad?

Are you are an avid countryfile lover, spark a fascination with woodland creatures and you are 8 to 13 years old? If so, Rushcliffe Country Park offer exciting set of discovery games which are hosted at the visitor centre every second Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm. Kids aged 8 to 13 can mingle and talk all things nature, playing games and getting their hands dirty in other practical outdoor activities whatever the weather. Families also love the interactive trails dotted around the park, with activity sheets available at the visitor centre too. You can try out the Ladybird trail, Sensory Trail, Yellow Trail, Blue Trail and more!

Park users are familiar with the magnificent diversity of wildlife at Rushcliffe. Can you spot the budding wildlife around the ponds? This beautiful park is has over 10 different species of birds flocking to this idyllic spot to take your binoculars, set up your picnic and teach your kids about the nature around them. Key your eyes peeled for mischievous cuckoos, finches, stunning skylarks, sparrow hawks and many more exciting birds. There is also a beautiful family of swans that bob along the tranquil park landscape. If it's mammals your after, the best time to spot them is in the evening time. When the sun sets,  foxes, stoats, rabbits, hares, voles, hedgehogs, mice and shrews and various species of bats. 

This huge park amasses thousands of visitors every year. It's use of park space, fitness equipment, wonderful trails (including adult trails too!), exciting events, excellent habitat for wildlife makes it the ideal space to take the family - whatever the weather! You'll be happy to know there is a Treetop Catering Cafe that serves hot & cold drinks, food and snacks for visitors. So you can rest up with a nice cuppa or sarnie on a bench after a peaceful day at Rushcliffe Country Park.
- Extensive sporting activities, exercise equipment, fitness trails.
- An amazing diversity of wildlife 
- Exciting events & wildlife clubs for kids to get involved with through the year

Opening hours

pen all day all year round

Visitor centre:
closed until 2023 as it is under refurbishment.

Car park:
8am - 6pm. Once inside, you can leave at any time via the exit gate.

  • Log cabin toilets 9am to 6pm
  • Compost toilets 9am to 3pm
  • Visitor centre 8am to 4pm
  • Closed at Christmas time


Access to the park is free. The carpark is only £1 for all day parking!

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Mere Way,
Nottingham ,
NG11 6JS,

Phone number

0115 921 5865


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