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.
Pair of Kingfishers
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
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.
We regret that some parts of the Discovery Zone such as the sit down bench area and the giving out of stickers are temporarily suspended due to Covid safety concerns