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Nearest railway stations are Teddington and Hampton Court. A 10-minute walk from these stations will reach park gates at the North and the South ends of Chestnut Avenue. Hampton Wick station and Hampton Station are around 15 minutes’ walk to a park gate.
On foot or cycle
There are many gates into the park around the perimeter. Cycle parking is located at many points in the park. Cyclists must ride on cycle paths. Cycling across grassland is not permitted.
There are three visitor car parks inside Bushy Park, plus the Clapperstile car park outside the park near the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, and further car parking outside the park in Hampton Hill. There are disabled parking spaces at various points. See the map for details.
On Saturday mornings the car parks in the park are very busy because of the weekly Park Run event.
Car parking on roads, grasslands and verges is not permitted.
To see a map of Bushy Park go to the link here on The Royal Parks website: Map of Bushy Park
All-year-round pedestrian access to Home Park is provided via Kingston Gate and Paddock Gate, both located on Hampton Court Road, and via Ditton Gate, Surbiton Passage Gate and Jubilee Gate, all three located along Barge Walk.
The gates are open from 07.00 to 21.00 (April to September) and from 07.00 to 18.30 (October to March).
The gate to the East Front Gardens of the Palace is open to allow free access only between 9am and 10am. This allows visitors to walk through this gate in the mornings before the Palace officially opens at 10am every day.
From 10am every day the gate to the East Front Gardens (very rear of the Palace) is closed as access to the palace and gardens is by entry fee after that time.
Vehicles are allowed in to the golf course through Kingston Gate at the Hampton Wick end of the park.
The park is open to everyone to enjoy. It offers space for a wide range of activities including walking, running, and just doing nothing.
• One activity not allowed is flying drones, as they disturb the wildlife.
• You can help to tread lightly by avoiding the following disrespectful behaviours:
• Leaving litter
• Lighting barbecues and bonfires
• Removing chestnuts, flora and other natural objects
• Disturbing fallen and dead wood
• Dumping of pets and plants
• Dog waste
• Uncontrolled dogs
• Off-road cycling
• Speeding traffic
A kiosk for drinks and light snacks is located by the Pheasantry, alongside the Visitor Centre, allowing dog walkers to obtain refreshments. Dogs are not permitted in the Woodland Gardens where the Pheasantry café is located. This kiosk is open at similar times to the main café, subject to weather conditions.
A water fountain to refresh dogs is located between the kiosk and Visitor Centre.
A kiosk is located at the Diana Fountain car park, next to Heron Pond, where drinks and hot snacks are available. This is open from 08.30 until 18.00 in summer and 08.30 until 16.00 in winter, subject to weather conditions.
A children’s playground is located on the south side of the park, a short walk from the Diana Fountain.
Public toilets are located next to the Visitor Centre and at the children’s playground.
A visitor centre is located at the Pheasantry. It is open at weekends and certain other times.
See map for details of the above park facilities:Map of Bushy Park and Facilities