Limited facilities available at Queenswood

Tuesday 24th March 2020

The visitor centre, toilets and playground remain closed.

Update 2nd July 2020

  • The Arboretum and woodlands are open for you to walk in; please follow government guidelines on social distancing and we advise keeping dogs on leads throughout the site at this time.
  • The cafe is open daily, offering take away drinks and snacks only. Please note that there is no customer seating or tables.
  • The main car park is open (not the woodland car park) and car parking charges apply as normal. Please note that the cafe is unable to give change so please bring coins with you. If you do not wish to touch the parking machines you can pay on arrival using RINGO. Alternatively, annual permits are available to purchase in advance through our website, (currently on offer at £40 reduced from £60 until 14th June.)
  • Portaloos are in place on site. These allow for social distancing and regular cleaning. 
  • The Visitor Centre remains closed
  • The Playground remains closed.

Thank you for your patience as we try to offer as much as we can for visitors while adhering to government advice and ensuring we keep staff, volunteers and visitors safe during this time.


Update 1st June 2020

From today, the cafe will be open, offering take away drinks and snacks only. Please note that there is no customer seating or tables.

The Arboretum and woodland are open for you to walk in; please follow government guidelines on social distancing and we advise keeping dogs on leads throughout the site at this time.

The main car park is open (not the woodland car park) and car parking charges apply as normal. Please note that the cafe is unable to give change so please bring coins with you. If you do not wish to touch the parking machines you can pay on arrival using RINGO. Alternatively, annual permits are available to purchase in advance through our website, (currently on offer at £40 reduced from £60 until 14th June.)

The toilets remain closed as they are not configured to allow for social distancing. We are looking at alternative options.

The Visitor Centre also remains closed for the time being as is the playground.


Thank you for your patience as we try to offer as much as we can for visitors while adhering to government advice and ensuring we keep staff, volunteers and visitors safe during this time.


Update 13th May 2020:

Please note that the visitor centre, toilets and cafe at Queenswood remain closed.
You are welcome to visit the Arboretum and wider woodlands in line with government advice on social distancing, ensuring you stay two metres apart from other visitors and walking your dog on a lead: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing
You do still need to pay if you are parking at the site either at the ticket machines, via the Ringo app or by purchasing an annual permit in advance which you can do through our website: https://www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org/parkingpermit


Queenswood Country Park - Coronavirus Update Monday 23rd March

As of today, the difficult decision has been made to close ALL facilities here at Queenswood. This is to keep you, staff and volunteers safe during this difficult time. This means the café, toilets, visitor centre and playground are all closed. 

You are still able to access the woodland. The usual parking charges still apply as these are essential for the maintenance of the park. If you do decide to visit, we strongly advise you to follow government advice for social distancing. Please stay at least 2 metres away from other people. 

In the meantime, please do ensure you follow our Facebook page for updates, ideas and activities for you to do at home during this time. We will also be in touch with you via these newsletters.  

We will keep you updated with any changes and look forward to welcoming you back to Queenswood another time. Thank you for your understanding.
Stay safe and stay well.

Kind Regards,

The Queenswood Team