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Rushmere Country Park

  • Heath and Reach
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Rushmere Country Park offers an excellent chance to get back to basics and into nature with outdoorsy kids of all ages. Whether you hunt for mini beasts, make orienteering trails for each other, bird spot, play hide and seek or just lark about, this is a beautiful green space that will cleanse y'all just by being here!

Horse riders and cyclists have free access to the footpaths and bridleways but if you want to hit up the off road additional trails you'll need a permit, which you can book online. They're around £45 for a family permit though, so you might want to just stop at the visitor centre first for a map and stick to the free trails!

The Heron's View Visitor Centre offers local information and assistance but also the Treetops Cafe for that vital coffee stop! There are also public loos etc here so this is a good place to use as your base spot and certainly worth remembering where it is.

You can also enjoy regular family oriented special events days here too including things like Gala Days, Flower Walks, Summer and Christmas Fayres, Dog Shows, Canal Festival and Treasure Hunts! So use the handy link to check what's coming up and slip a little more wow into your day!

And if you're staying for a while why not pack up some outdoorsy games like bats and balls, frisbees and kites, or anything else you fancy! There's nothing to fall back on facility wise, so pack the kit bag to be over prepared!

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Opening hours

Daylight access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Heron View Visitor Centre, Linslade Road, Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire, LU7 0EB, England

Phone number

01525 234260



Click here to visit Rushmere Country Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Exit Fee: £3.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Tree Tops Cafe
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
School Holidays 10:00 - 17:00

No, Rushmere Country Park is not wheelchair friendly.

The majority of routes are not hard-surfaced but are sandy with steep slopes in places.

No, Rushmere Country Park have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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