Rushmere Country Park

Rushmere Country Park

Open today from 0830 until 2000

Brilliant country park for all the family. Woodlands, fields, trails and play parks. Lots of activities for children of all ages. Super value car park £3 all day. One of my favourite places. Good value cafe with indoor and outdoor seating.

Opening hours differ throughout the year:

April to September 8pm/ October and March 6pm/ November to February 5pm


Recommended by Cos Benham-Smith with children ages 1 - Sun Feb 28 2016

Activity Type

  • Parks, walks and outdoor fun
  • Outdoor activities


Linslade Road Leighton Buzzard Heath and Reach Bedford England United Kingdom LU7 0EB
01525 237760
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You only need to pay for the parking which is a £3 gate charge to leave.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Restaurant/Cafe remains closed
  • Toilets remain closed
  • One way system
  • Social distancing measures in place

Dog walking: We strongly urge you to keep dogs on a lead to conform with social distancing guidelines - most importantly when other park users are present. Hygiene: Wash your hands before and after your visit. Cyclists: Maintain a reduced speed in the Park and a two metre distance from pedestrians at all times. Please do not use the Ridge Riders Downhill Area which is currently closed for your safety.


  • Good food for parents
  • Double pram friendly
  • Suitable for twins/multiples
  • Pram/Wheelchair accessible
  • Has a childrens menu
  • Baby changing available

Opening Hours

  • Sunday 0830 - 2000
  • Monday 0830 - 2000
  • Tuesday 0830 - 2000
  • Wednesday 0830 - 2000
  • Thursday 0830 - 2000
  • Friday 0830 - 2000
  • Saturday 0830 - 2000


There are 6 reviews for "Rushmere Country Park"

Recommended by Sadé with children age 3 on Tue Jul 07 2020

Absolutely lovely place to explore and get lost in. My daughter and I loved our time here. This is now our new favourite place!

Recommended by Susie with children ages 6 and 1.5 on Sun Jul 05 2020

We recently went to Rushmere post lockdown and had a lovely lovely day. They have a one way system in place which makes distancing quite easy, as well as the fact it wasn’t packed on the day. When you stop to look at the fairie doors Or climb the trees it’s inevitable that there is a bit of a traffic jam with other kids and families but I think most people are using their common sense. We spent an hour or more at the kids beginners pump track and it was brilliant. My six year old really let off some steam and it was just so nice to be outside and in the incredible forest. Watch out for bikes getting filthy though if you’re a bit precious about your boot. I do miss having my loaded jacket potato from their cafe but it was great to take a picnic. There are many areas to picnic there and plenty of space to maintain distance with others.

Recommended by Susie with children ages 3 and 1 on Tue Jun 20 2017

My two never fail to LOVE the fairy door trail at Rushmere, they think (as do I) that it is magical! We also have two dogs who rom about in the undergrowth like pigs in poo, they absolutely love it. As a family we have been sooo many times because its a great day out for all of us, you can take a buggy if you are happy to stay on the beaten track, or wellies and wet weather gear and go nuts in muddy puddles. The on site cafe is also great, serving yummy hot, homemade food, a really good selection, with a kids lunch box amongst other kids options. There is also Heron spotting a they nest in the tall trees which can be viewed from the balcony - a great place to enjoy a vino if they serve it, I can't remember. Plus the cafe outside is split into a dog friendly and non doggy area area also so you don't have to feel like you can't eat with your dogs around, or you can eat in comfort if dogs aren't your thing.

Recommended by Beth Doyle with children ages 6 and 3 on Wed Mar 29 2017

Woods. Fairy doors. Lots if walk options for energetic or little legs. Great trees to climb in, massive the woods the kids loved. Sculptures to find like a large metal spider. Nice cafe. Loads of parking.

Recommended by Penny with children age 4 on Thu Mar 31 2016

Great place to stay all day When the weather is good. Big open area for picnic/ball games Lots for the kids to looks out for, fairy doors in the trees, Giants chair, the wild things doors and you can build a den. Great for a muddy walk to! Small cafe and play park there. You need £2 cash for the barrier to leave the park.

Recommended by Tina with children age 3 on Tue Mar 29 2016

Fantastic place for children, lots of dog walkers too. The cafe is great (bit pricey but no more than anywhere else). There are fairy doors and wooden sculptures are lovely. It really is a lovely place to visit. There's a little park and play area too. Beautiful, peaceful and lots of fun!

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