Rushmere country park
With it’s huge slide, giant spider, giant chair and sandpit play area Rushmere Country Park is a lovely place to visit with the kids. It’s only a short drive from Milton Keynes on the way to Leighton Buzzard. Since we visited last year some new hidden fairy doors have been added – a great addition to the park. My sons love walking through the bushes to find them. If you’re looking for a short walk then there’s a nice circuit which you can walk around which includes the big sculptures and also some smaller carved wooden seats. It’s apparently a 30 minute walk round to Stockgrove Visitor Centre, but for a toddler with little legs the park seems quite big – fine if you’re walking the dog, have a buggy or the kids are a bit older. EDIT The big slide is now only for children aged 5 and over following a public liability claim against the park. It was closed for a while but reopened in March 2018.
Make sure you take wellies! I forget sometimes how much fun puddles are. Walk through the cafe for breath-taking views. I went down the huge slide – and got a bit stuck (I blame the wet weather!) it’s located just around the corner from the café. It’s one of the biggest slides I’ve seen at any of the parks we’ve visited. It’s all FREE! Just £3 to park on your way out – do take the correct money – correct as of 1st June 2017.
ADDRESS – Rushmere Country Park, Heron View Visitor Centre, Linslade Road, Heath & Reach,
Bedfordshire LU7 0EB
TEL – 01525 234260
We visited in January 2016. Please check the latest information for opening times, prices and facilities.
Rushmere Country Park
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