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“Wonderful & Enchanting”

Rushmere Country Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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, family cycling and horse-riding routes, dogs welcome. Tree Tops cafe situated in the Visitor Centre. We run a number of events throughout the year - see our website for details. Rushmere Country Park is managed by The Greensand Trust on a not for profit basis - all funds raised are invested into the running of the park.
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

A lot of work & effort has been put into Rushmere Park over the last few years and it's all for the good.
This park is perfect all year round, I especially love it in winter time when it has been snowing.
Crisp snow to walk on, fresh air to breathe in, lots of friendly people to say hello to whilst walking and to top it all relax in the brand new coffee shop whilst admiring the views.
If you are in the area then Rushmere is a must to get back to nature.

1  Thank simon c
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I visited Rushmere Country Park with young children (one in a pushchair) and also an elderly person in a wheelchair. It was a great trip, lots of pathways with things for the children to spot; Little doors on trees, carved seats in old tree trunks and carved stools for you to sit on. These paths were a little tricky for the wheelchair, but were manageable, also the pushchair. There was a lovely grassy area for a picnic, or for children to run around with a ball. In another part there was a terrific slide, children of all ages were enjoying this, even our toddler in the wheelchair! (Admittedly she only went on the bottom part with help from her Mum!) The cafe was disappointing, they only had drinks, crisps and cakes. It is quite new though so maybe it will improve. They have a large kitchen, so perhaps when I go again they will be better organised and will have soup, sandwiches and other savoury things. In the spring they have Herons nesting in the trees, so that should be interesting for children to see. Although the park is free, there is a charge of £2 for the car park on exit.

Thank Sheena S
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

First time venturing to the other side of Stockgrove, and what a surprise. New café, not cheap but good coffee and great views. Fab walk through the woods, suitable for pushchair. The hidden, unexpected extras were lots of fun to discover and not just for the under fives in the party. Weather was splendid but I think a place for all weathers and all ages. If the weathers great take a picnic.

Thank beth1607
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Still early days as an attraction the country park is still being developed to accommodate visitors. However there are some lovely undulating woodland walks with plenty of wildlife and including a route to Stockgrove Park where the occasional break shows really good views of the surrounding countryside. A large picnic area is conveniently close to the car park and there are some interesting adventure areas for children.
There is now a recently opened, beautifully sited cafe overlooking a valley with local herons in the foreground and supplying a good variety of tea/coffee/cakes/snacks etc.
There is a parking fee though, £2.00 to be paid on exit barriers.
Well worth a visit

Thank Roy R
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