Aldenham Country Park
A Gateway to the Countryside
Aldenham Country Park is the perfect setting for a great family day out in the countryside.
The park comprises 175 acres of parkland, woodland and a beautiful 65 acre lake. The park was created in 1971 on green belt land and has been run by Aldenham Renaissance since 2012.
Families in particular will find that there's lots to do at Aldenham Country Park: Everyone will enjoy visiting Winnie-the-Pooh's '100 Aker Wood': All your favourite characters have homes in the wood, including Pooh Bear, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore and even Christopher Robin himself.
See if you can find them all.
The Park has specialised in breeding rare livestock since 1984. It is famous for its Aldenham Longhorn Cattle and its Rare Breeds Survival Trust Centre.
Other rare additions to the fold include Gloucester Old Spot and Berkshire pigs, White-faced Woodland and Leicester Longwool sheep - as well as Bagot goats brought back to this country by the Crusaders.
Depending on the season, you might get the chance to help bottle feed the goat kids or calves.
You can watch the cows and goats being milked, and there are pigs to feed and lots of hens too.
Check the website for the latest timings for the Farm Trail events and to book your Farm Trail pass online. The pass allows you to access the Farm Trail for the whole day.
There are pony rides available on most days during the spring and summer. The ponies are gentle and ideal for beginners.
Book online, or on the day (subject to availability). For pony lovers, grooming sessions are also available.
Camping and Glamping
There are lots of different ways to stay overnight at Aldenham Country Park: Wild Camping, Cabin Camping, Glamping and Bell Tent Hire. Check on the website for how to book and prices.
Where to Eat
There are two places to eat at the Park - The Clockhouse Kiosk in the main carpark for refreshments and snacks, and the Rustic Rhubarb Cafe for sit-down meals and all-day breakfasts.
Visitors with mobility problems (or families with young children in buggies) will find that accessibility is very good:
There's a network of paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs which visit all the main areas of the park, and there are accessible paths around the 65 acre lake too.
Aldenham Country Park is RADAR approved, so everyone can enjoy the park together.
Back to Nature
An ongoing conservation programme has made the whole area a wildlife haven.
In spring and summer the woodlands and meadows are alive with wild flowers, shrubs, insects and birds such as swallows, meadow pipits and skylarks.
Outdoor Event Opportunities
Please Telephone the Park Office for further information.
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By Road: Drive via the A5, A41, A1(M) or M1 (J5). Look for signs on nearby roads. Entrance off Aldenham Road.
Aldenham Country Park Postcode for SatNav: WD6 3BA