Information and Park Rules

Boy with Kite at Emberton Country Park

Close to the village of Emberton and the market town of Olney, the park is ideally located between the counties of Bucks, Northants and Beds.

There is easy access from J14 of the M1 and close by is the new city of Milton Keynes.

The park opened in 1965. The area was originally a gravel works, but has now been transformed into an attractive parkland setting covering 200 acres which is welcoming to visitors and encourages peace and relaxation.

To ensure the enjoyment and pleasure of everybody using Emberton County Park  we ask you to observe the following rules and security measures. By entering the Park you are agreeing to abide by these rules.  

Use the links below to find out more information about Emberton Country Park 

Admittance

Vehicles

Noise

Fires and Barbecues

Dogs

Lakes and Rivers

Boats and Life Jackets

Swimming/Wading/Paddling

Fishing

Horses

Fireworks and Firearms

Children

Inflatables

Generators

Bikes and Scooters

Bookings

Refunds

Eviction

 

Admittance

Milton Keynes Council or the Park management (‘Park Management’) are entitled to refuse admission to the Park when, in their opinion, this is necessary 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. (Back to top)

Vehicles

You will be issued with a Vehicle Access Card on arrival. Please return Vehicle Access Card to the Gatehouse on final departure. Extra vehcles are permitted but you will be chaged the normal daily entry charges.

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. (Back to top)

Noise

Please consider other users of the Park. The volume of any radio, stereo or television must be kept low and must be switched off after 22:00. No loud noises, including shouting and screaming, after 22:00. (Back to top)

Fires and Barbecues

Camp fires are NOT permitted anywhere in the Park. Barbecues may be used providing they are away from trees and shrubs and do not damage the grass or any of the Park's property. (Back to top)

Dogs

We welcome dogs and responsible dog owners. There are no extra charges for dogs, You are asked to consider keeping your dog on a lead to prevent it interfering with other Park users.

  • Dogs must never be left unattended 
  • Dogs must be under control at all times.
  • Dogs are not allowed to enter any of the buildings within the Park the Conservation Area or the Children's Play Areas, except guide dogs
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead in all Camping Fields and in the Static Caravan Site
  • You must clean up after your dog for the benefit of all other users. 'Doggie bags’ may be placed into any of the Park’s waste bins

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Lakes and Rivers

Boating and sailing are only available on Grebe Lake and only for organised Rally Groups. This must be arranged in advance by booking through the Park's Rally Officer. Proof of the group leader's qualifications or experience must be provided when the booking is made. Any group that cannot prove that it has a suitably qualified and experienced leader will not be permitted access to the lake and river. (Back to top)

Boats and Life Jackets

Inflatable boats must meet BSI standards and have a wooden floor and be made of rubberised material. PVC inflatables are not permitted. Life jackets must be worn at all times when boating or sailing. (Back to top)

Swimming/Wading/Paddling

No swimming, wading or paddling is allowed within the Park. (Back to top)

Fishing

All fish are to be returned alive to the water after capture. Fishing lines must not be left unattended at anytime. Any angler found on a peg containing litter will be held responsible for that litter and will be asked to clear it up immediately. Lead shot is not to be used for line weighting. No shelter may be erected near the lake except for fishing umbrellas. Environment Agency Rod Licences and Day Tickets must be shown on request. Night fishing is not permitted. Please see the ‘Fishing Regulations’ handout for permitted fishing times. (Back to top)

Horses

Horses are welcome in the Park providing they remain on the bridleway at all times. Horses may not use the main entrance at any time. Galloping is not permitted. (Back to top)

Fireworks and Firearms

No person shall fire or discharge any firearm or missile or let off any firework in the Park. (Back to top)

Children

Children must be under supervision of their parent or guardian at all times. If you have lost your child report the incident immediately to the Gatehouse/Reception and the Park Manager. (Back to top)

Inflatables

The use of Inflatables, Bouncy Castles etc. is not permitted. (Back to top)

Generators

The use of generators is only permitted by prior arrangement with the Park Manager.

Bikes and Scooters

The use of motorised (petrol and electric) bikes and scooters, including Quad bikes, Monkey bikes, Mini Motor bikes and Go-Peds is strictly prohibited within the Park. Invalid Carriages are excluded from this rule. (Back to top)

Bookings

When making a booking, please check suitability of your Campervan, Caravan, Trailer Tent or Tent as our pitches vary in size, shape and accessibility.

Pitches must be vacated by 11.00am on day of departure - 4.00pm on Sundays

Pitches are available from 11.00am on day of arrival - 4.00pm on Sundays

Three nights minimum stay (Fri, Sat & Sun) during all Bank Holiday weekends

Two nights minimum stay (Fri & Sat) during weekends throughout July and August

Emberton Country Park provides camping for Family Groups, Relationship Partners, organised Rally Groups and Friends Groups who meet the Age Restrictions criteria below. (Back to top)

Age Restrictions

Any person making a booking must be 21 years of age or over and must be present for the duration of that booking. Proof of age may be required. Persons under 21 years of age will only be permitted to camp if they are part of a family unit. This means that they must be with a parent or legal guardian. (Back to top)

Group Restrictions

The Park Management reserves the right to refuse groups of campers deemed unsuitable. Please contact the Park Manager if you are in any doubt whether your group meets the criteria above and is suitable for this campsite. (Back to top)

Refunds

Regrettably - no refunds will be given in the event of a cancellation or failure to arrive, but if you give us 24 hours notice of the cancellation we will issue you with a credit note.(Back to top)

Eviction

Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in you being asked to leave the Park. The Park Management reserves the right to evict any person from the Park if the behaviour of any member of their party is deemed unacceptable. If you are asked to leave the Park you must do so immediately. (Back to top)

Last Updated: 6 September 2018