Linslade Road, Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire LU7 0EB
Rushmere Country Park is a large park and woodland near Leighton Buzzard. There is so much to do here; the visitor centre, playground areas, pond, woodlands, sculpture trail and fairy doors. There are so many trails for varying abilities and some fantastic trees for climbing. The large meadow is perfect for picnics and next to some particularly good trees for climbing!!
There are a couple of playground areas near the visitor centre, one for older kids and one for younger children. The one for older children has a massive slide my big kids love!
Being a woodland there is lots of wildlife – we got to spot some lizards and the resident Heron. They regularly have trails and events going on so keep an eye on the website.
Access around the woodland is really good – there’s not much bracken around so it’s pretty clear between trees. Even if you go off path, it’s easy to get a pushchair around. Maps are available from the visitor centre. There are lots of sculptures and carved seating areas dotted around the site including a giant’s chair which is a great photo opportunity.
Entry – Free
Parking – Pay on exit £3. Cash or card.
Toilets – within the visitor centre
Food – cafe and kiosk on site. Picnics welcome.
Rating – 5 / 5