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Great Fairy trail in December

Just £2 for a map to explore the fairy trail. Children (and adults) can find the little fairy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JonesyK
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Parkrun

Lovely park, visited for a Parkrun. Very friendly people. Nice cafe with warm clean toilets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
K4404JBmariao
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Over 400 acres of woodland, heathland and meadows for all to enjoy, with heronry visible from the Visitor Centre providing a secure breeding ground for around ten pairs of grey herons each spring. Woodland walks with fairy trail, Giant's Chair...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Linslade Road | Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0EB, England
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All reviews fairy doors lovely walk herons nesting lovely place wood carvings fresh air dog walkers picnic area cakes great place to go circular walk tree trunks run around young children hot drinks coffee and cake plenty of space
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just £2 for a map to explore the fairy trail. Children (and adults) can find the little fairy doors in the tree. With the help of the map they can locate the beautiful carvings of fairies and read a description about their role in nature....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JonesyK
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed the park and in particular our Festive Fairy Trail!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park, visited for a Parkrun. Very friendly people. Nice cafe with warm clean toilets. Children's trail with carvings in the trees looked fun. Herons nesting here too but didn't see any. Beautiful place to run around.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K4404JBmariao
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi - thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! You won't have seen any herons as they are only here during the Spring months Feb - June when they are very visible from our viewing deck nesting in the trees. Please do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to look at Xmas trees and very impressed. The cafe was great. Nice view, great bacon rolls and at a resonable price! Plan to go back and take a picnic and wonder round.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamessY8467NL
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our Christmas trees will be on sale from this Saturday 24th Nov 10am - 4pm daily while stocks last. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the park - thank you for the positive review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful variety of woodland and heartland tracks. Generally peaceful place to enjoy fresh air and give dogs a great off lead exercise. There are interesting wood carvings throughout. The lookout area provides great views of her on nests and information on local wildife. There are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Benbuzz
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Very nice location, a fantastic walk. It can get quite busy at times but it's a great place to go all year round.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CraigandLauraTravels
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Rushmere is a beautiful country park ,with wonderful trails to walk and explore with the great wood sculptures however I am always astounded how poor the cafe is ,It’s a lovely building with great views but even with the same person running it for years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AK1972
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

We're very sorry to hear that your visit to the Tree Tops Cafe spoiled your time at the park. Our Catering Manager would like to discuss this with you - if you would like to do this please email your phone number to info@greensandtrust.org and...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Worth a visit any time of the year for the whole family. Interesting natural woodcarvings and opportunities for child play, chain and wood bridge, slide, hidden' woodcarvings of "doors" in tree trunks to fuel the imagination, all amidst the natural habit. You can see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

This park is spectacular and both visitors and the operators have a collective responsibility to keep it in a condition we have all enjoyed in recent years. I was surprised and disappointed that during my visit earlier this morning that not only there was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A beautiful piece of Bedfordshire woodland, maintained by The Greensand Trust. There's a good cafe which is dog and child friendly. There is an admission fee for cars, which does put some people off visiting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TravelBedfordshire
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit myself and my husband stumbled across this beautiful place online so decided to have a look and it took my breath away! We only paid £3 to park and the rest was totally free! It’s got something for everyone and if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina D
10 December 2018|
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Response from Carolyn L | Property representative |
Sorry no dogs allowed inside the Tree Tops Cafe - but we do have an area of the outdoor deck dedicated to owners and their dogs. We even have water bowls out there for them.
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PompeyJon82
5 May 2018|
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Response from Carolyn L | Property representative |
Yes that's right - parking is £3 payable by cash on exit for now but we are in the process of installing a cashless payment system which we hope to have in operation by the school summer holidays which will make paying a lot... More
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greengiraffe80
31 December 2017|
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Response from Carolyn L | Property representative |
Hi - yes about half an hour would be correct.
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