Ryton Pools Country Park

Ryton Pools Country Park, Bubbenhall: Address, Phone Number, Ryton Pools Country Park Reviews: 4/5

Ryton Pools Country Park
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Over 100 acres to explore. Sensory trail, miniature railway (open April to Sept on Sundays). Accessible and easy footpaths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs with waymarked routes.Free mobility scooter hire, 2 kids play areas, cafe, orienteering course. For more information, prices and opening times see website.
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Clare G
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Although I have lived in or near Rugby most of my life, I haven't been to Ryton Pools for many many years. When I moved 2 minutes down the road I decided to take my dog up there for a nosy.

It was a lovely surprise to see it so well developed, clean and well thought out. My dog loves it with lots of interesting smells and paths for her to explore.

I do not have children so would therefore opt to always go early to exercise the dog and avoid the crowds but I can see that it would be a lovely place to pass a few hours if you have children once life returns to some semblance of normal.

Obviously, in the midst of lockdown, the cafe and railway are not open, so I can't comment as others have and I am not sure if the play areas are currently open.

Yes, the parking is expensive, particularly if you are only there for a short while but as I will use it probably 2 or 3 times a week I have opted to buy a pass at £44 + postage for the year which is great value. You also get the option of a second car for free, which would be great if my other half ever walked the dog!!
Written January 27, 2021
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TonyC
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Friends
Really good place to have a relaxing walk safely in the countryside, hard pathways so suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, if you go often like myself an annual parking permit is the most cost effective. The Courtyard Cafe (with toilets) on the site serves coffee/tea etc with a selection of hot and cold food cooked to order with friendly staff. There are two play areas which will satisfy most children.
Written October 16, 2021
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MummysThoughts
Leicestershire, UK45 contributions
Family
We enjoyed Ryton Pools for a few hours out for some fresh air on a warm day. We stopped for ice cream (nice although expensive) and one of the younger (10) kids enjoyed the bigger play park.

The carpark was £3 for under 2 hours and £4 for a longer stay. Accepts contactless/card payments.

The play areas were all lovely and clean and the walks were lovely for couples, younger family's and for trying to encourage tweens to appreciate fresh air. We saws swans, ducks and geese so with the right food you could feed.

We also saw a very friendly donkey from an adjacent farm land. He absolutely made my trip.

We only had a couple of hours out to encourage some exercise but if we had taken a picnic or football we could have stayed longer as there was lots of spots to relax, eat and play games.

I would reccomend.
Written April 17, 2022
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The Weston Family
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Family
A real shame. We used to love visiting Ryton Pools. Especially as my son is only 15 months it was ideal for a stroll and a go on the swings.
Recently used the cafe for the first time. Will not be returning. It was a busy Sunday, My husband ordered a hot baguette which was priced quite heavily however I don’t mind paying for quality. Female member of staff came out with my food, couldn’t find us repeatedly shook her head, screwed her face up and just passed us the baguette and walked off. Not a single word was said. The baguette was okay, the cake slice we ordered was lovely. I’m not here to give a one sided review. But it costs absolutely nothing to make your customers feel valued not a burden! Will not be returning after our experience. Otherwise a lovely country park with lots of amenities for the little ones! Two adventure parks and ducks too!
Written April 6, 2022
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Gerry Perks
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This is an excellent place to walk, with or without a dog. Good quality paths which are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.
There is a Visitor Centre, where the staff are informative, friendly and helpful.
There is also a cafe on site for hot and cold drinks, snacks or main meals. The breakfasts are very good.
I was surprised to see the comments, dated October 2021, as my wife and I have been going there for many years, and we find Dave and Pat, very friendly.
I believe that particular review was over critical for whatever reason.
Try the place for yourself and make your own judgement.
Written November 12, 2021
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anonemouse081
Coventry, UK123 contributions
First visit, and a nice surprise having not looked at the location in much detail. We'd picked it as an outdoor meet up point. Very good walking spot. Very nice views across the lake from the woodland paths.
There is a lack of signposts as to the pathways and where they take you once you walk round. I think i only spotted one sign.
The cafe was ok, but very small cups ( i like my tea in quantity), and the toasted sandwiches were made with the cheap cheese and came with little salad. However the wedges looked great, wish i had chosen those. Very disappointed that the staff at the cafe were not wearing masks.
Written August 14, 2021
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IMF
Leamington Spa, UK36 contributions
Family
We’ve been visiting Ryton for the last two years on almost a weekly basis.
The things we love;

It’s well maintained and wide paths,
suitable for bike/ scooter and pushchairs

Toilets on site (now open re COVID)

Lots of dogs being walked but mess free

Two children parks, one for toddlers and one for older kids

Lots of routes to try

Lovely views of the pools and resident swans

Bird hide is still closed due to Covid, but fun when it’s open.

Bee wall and moth traps

Cafe is handy, hot drinks, hot and cold food

Would love it that tiny bit more if there were more wild flowers / bulbs / wooden sculptures

Thanks for taking such good care of it.
Written August 22, 2020
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Jen
Leicestershire, UK419 contributions
Family
Loved it here parks fab, great walks, plenty of parking.Miniature train but not currently open. Theres 2 parks one by enttsbce and another huge park on opposite side of park. cafe on site slightly pricey so make sure u take plenty of food. We hired bikes, this was so much fun but bikes werent the best but didnt stop the fun. Plenty of picnic areas too.
Highly recommend will be returning.
Written September 4, 2020
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156line
Coventry, UK10 contributions
We have a pass for Ryton Pools and as always, the park is clean, well cared for and a beautiful place to walk round. We have only recently felt able to venture out after a long period of shielding. Unfortunately our last few visits have been spoilt by very disrespectful people. We have encountered several visitors who have been walking up to 4 abreast across the footpaths and no intention of moving over or going single file in order to maintain social distancing. We have had to clamber up banks to try and keep a distance from them. Also nearly got run over by a youth going hell for leather on a go kart. We would ask these people to please be considerate to others.
Written October 27, 2020
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Tim J
Banbury, UK214 contributions
There are plenty of routes through the park however it remains easy to navigate. We did not see many variations in the plant life - with minimal wildflowers, instead mostly shrubbery and weeds.

I would recommend fully for a decent walk, however, there is little to see.

We visited after the Covid-19 lockdown had been lifted, but before the full amenities at the park had been reopened.
Written June 23, 2020
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