If you have never been to Bushy Park or Home Park, then you might want to start at the Visitor Centre to find out all about these two historic parks, which are both Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Friends operate the Visitor Centre in partnership with The Royal Parks and provide a welcoming and friendly source of advice and guidance to visitors to the two parks. Talk to our knowledgeable volunteers. They will be delighted to tell you what they know about the parks’ histories and the parks’ flora and fauna.
Visitors can also purchase locally produced honey from hives in the park, greetings cards, children’s books, fold-out information leaflets from the Field Studies Council, and other Friends’ souvenir merchandise. All the profits from sales go towards the Friends appeal funds which are used to support projects in the two parks.
Summer opening hours 10 – 4
Winter opening hours 11 – 3
During the School holidays, including Half Terms, we also try to open 12.30 – 3.30 but this is subject to availability of volunteers.
Our hours vary a little in the Winter so please do check this page for the latest days and times.
Please see this map for details: Map of Bushy Park
In the weeks and months leading up to Christmas we also provide an online shop selling our Bushy Park Calendar and Christmas cards.
All profits go to help support projects in the two parks.