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.
Our hours are 10am to 4pm at weekends and Bank Holidays. We may also be able to open on some weekdays subject to volunteer availability.
Please see this map for details: Map of Bushy Park
Children have a dedicated “Discovery Zone” where they can draw pictures and examine specimens. Our unique display barrow contains deer antlers, bird nests, and the Big Pine Cone which can weigh up to 2.5 kilograms. Younger children will receive a sticker to wear when they show interest in our displays.
Visitors can also purchase locally produced honey from hives in the park, greetings cards, 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.