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 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 £5.00 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 not accepted.

Where possible please use contactless payment as this is quicker and safer - if paying by cash please have the exact money as the machine does not give change.

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 2022 to March 2023 - £57.00
  • May 2022 to March 2023 - £52.00
  • June 2022 to March 2023 - £45.00
  • July 2022 to March 2023 - £40.00
  • August 2022 to March 2023 - £34.00
  • September 2022 to March 2023 - £26.00
  • October 2022 to March 2023 - £21.00

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

Coach bookings are not currently accepted.

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.

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
•    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

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