Admission charges and opening times

Opening Times

The Park is open 365 days of the year to the public from dawn until dusk and vehicle entry is from 6am to 8pm.  

The gatehouse is usually staffed and open:

  • summer season, 1 April to 31 October, 9am to 4.45pm daily
  • winter season, 1 November to 31 March,10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday (closed Monday to Friday)

The toilets are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm near the café and are open near the entrance to the static caravan site during the summer season only.

Daily admission charges

Vehicles enter the park via the main entrance off the A509 Olney Road in Emberton. Vehicle entrance charges per day (on day of issue only):

  • April to October £5.50 per vehicle
  • November to March £2.00 per vehicle

You can pay on entry at the machine using credit/debit card or coins. Google Pay and Apple Pay are accepted.

Where possible please use contactless payment - if paying by coins please have the exact money as the machine does not give change. Please be aware that the payment machine does not accept notes.

Free admission to visitors on foot, bicycle, and horseback. Bike racks are provided in the main parking area by the café.

Disabled access

There is free entry for vehicles displaying a disabled blue badge permit during the gatehouse opening times and there are reserved blue badge spaces in the main car park, near to the cafe where there is also access to toilet facilities for the disabled.

The main pathway through the park has a hard paved surface that is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs for most of the year. However, parts of the path can be wet in winter and after heavy rain.

Unlimited vehicle access pass

This pass gives the holder free access to the park, by using a plastic fob which is swiped at the entrance gate machine. Passes are issued at the gatehouse.

  • April 2023 to March 2024 - £62.00
  • May 2023 to March 2024 - £57.00
  • June 2023 to March 2024 - £49.00
  • July 2023 to March 2024 - £44.00
  • August 2023 to March 2024 - £37.00
  • September 2023 to March 2024 - £28.00
  • October 2023 to March 2024 - £23.00

Blue badge holders can apply for a vehicle access pass, which allows unlimited free admission to the park. There is a £5 administration charge for this service. Please enquire at the gatehouse.

Coach bookings

Educational groups only. Please contact the park office.

    Admission rules

    The speed limit in the park is 10mph.

    Vehicles are not permitted on the grass between November and March.

    No person shall drive any vehicle at the park without road tax, insurance, a full driving licence, or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    Public Transport

    For those within Milton Keynes, the inter-city MK Connect Service is available, with the nearest drop off located within 100 metres of the park entrance on Olney Road.

    For those outside of the authority, there are buses from Northampton and Bedford, the number 41 stagecoach bus stops in nearby Olney. Details can be found here

    Dogs

    We welcome dogs and responsible dog owners.  Please always clean up after your dog - 'doggie bags' can be placed into any of the park's waste bins.  Dogs must:
    •    be kept on a lead near wildlife and if recall is poor
    •    never be left unattended
    •    be under control at all times
    •    not enter any of the buildings within the park, the conservation area or the children's play areas, except guide dogs

    Horses

    Horse riders are welcome in the park at no cost, as long as they:

    • remain on the bridleway at all times
    • do not use the main entrance at any time
    • do not gallop

    The Definitive Map for Rights of Way can be found here.

    Milton Keynes Council or the park management are entitled to refuse admission to the park when, in their opinion, it is in the interests of the park and its occupants. Park management reserves the right to limit the number of persons on the park at any time.

    For more information, please read our visitors leaflet.

    Emberton Country Park Contact

    Emberton Country Park contact information

    Emberton Country Park, Olney Road, Emberton MK46 5FJ

    Camping and caravan bookings

    Camping and caravan bookings contact information

    • 01908 252860