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The Friends of
Bushy and Home Parks
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Bushy and Home Parks
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The Friends of
Bushy and Home Parks
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The Friends of
Bushy and Home Parks

Visitor Centre

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.

About the Visitor Centre

At the Visitor Centre you will find maps, displays of natural items from the parks, video and photographic images of the parks, wildlife description boards, and a wide range of information leaflets about the history and natural environment of the parks.

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.

When We Are Open

The Visitor Centre is open at weekends and Bank Holidays throughout the year.

Summer opening hours 10 – 4 (from 29 March 2024)
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.


The Visitor Centre is located at the Pheasantry in the middle of Bushy Park next to the main entrance to the Woodland Gardens, alongside the café and café car park. N.B. On The Royal Parks map of Bushy Park the Visitor Centre may be referred to as Information Point.

Please see this map for details: Map of Bushy Park

Discovery Zone

Children can examine specimens using magnifying glasses and discover badgers skulls, birds nests and even a crab! Our unique display barrow contains deer antlers 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. Please ask for our new seasonal ‘game’ called Bushy Bingo which you can use to spot different wildlife as you walk around the Park.

Visitor Centre Shop

As well as information, direction and advice, the Visitor Centre has a range of gifts and souvenirs for sale, including several which are unique to Bushy and Home Parks. Gifts include Greetings Cards, stationery items, tea towels, bags, soft toys, keyrings and fridge magnets.

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.

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