On the 24th May 1975 Kingsbury Water Park welcomed its very first visitor. Since then millions of people have grown up with the park, coming at first with their parents, then returning again and again with their own children.
The park has also 'grown up'; from just 2 lakes in 123 acres to 15 lakes in 620 acres; from 50,000 visitors in the first year to over 350,000 in 2007.
The transformation from worked-out gravel sandpits to the beautiful landscaped park of today is amazing. Stroll along the flat surfaced paths, explore hidden corners, spot birds and wildlife, hire a bike, join an organised event or host your own event. Whatever your idea of a countryside visit is, you will find it at Kingsbury.
The Information Centre is open every day except Christmas Day. It's the ideal place to buy gifts, walking and cycling publications, leaflets and permits for various activities.
The Centre has disabled access, and three mobility scooters are available for hire. There's plenty of scope for cyclists at the Park with miles of surfaced paths suitable for all ages.
- Old Barn Coffee Shop/café
- Information Centre and Gift shop
- Disabled facilities
- Three mobility scooters for hire
- 5.7 km (3½ miles) of permissive bridleway for horse riding. Permit needed.
- Many water activities (e.g. sailing, model boating jet biking, power boating and fishing)
- Dogs allowed under control
- 2 children's play areas
- Nature reserve with 4 bird hides
- Echills Wood Railway, 71/4" gauge miniature railway
- Guided walks and events programme
- Ranger led Children's Birthday Parties
- Camp Site managed by The Camping & Caravanning Club (tel. 01827 874101)
- Broomey Croft Children's Farm (tel. 01827 873844)