Greensand Country’s parks and open spaces are perfect for family visits,- letting the kids play outside, walking the dog or settling down with a picnic.
In the very west of Greensand Country Woburn Abbey Deer Park is home to nine different species of deer as well as lots of other wildlife. You can take a drive through the deer park or explore using one of the public footpaths that cross the park. Nearby Rushmere Country Park at Heath and Reach has a visitor centre, cafe, dog fun area, cycle routes, natural play spots and a sculpture trail. There’s a live camera from a heron’s nest to see in the spring and quieter areas of the park are great for wildlife, including adders and lizards.
Travelling east, Ampthill Great Park was a royal palace and hunting ground, and the current park was created by Capability Brown. The park is now open to the public and has lots of open space to explore along with stunning views north from the Greensand Ridge. Ampthill Park has a cafe and play area and runs lots of events through the year.
Moggerhanger Park near Bedford has beautiful woodland walks, especially in spring when the woods are full of bluebells. cafe and a woodland playground. You can also tour Moggerhanger House on certain days.