Things to do at Harrold Odell Country Park review
The Harrold Odell Country Park is situated on the edge of the village of Harrold, Bedfordshire. It is made up of 144 acres of award-winning green space and there is a nature reserve and two picturesque lakes.
The country park was established on the site of a former gravel quarry. It is made up of a number of habitats and it is a great place for spotting wildlife. They hold a number of family-friendly events and you can follow a couple of trails including a Welcome Trail and a short Ice and Water trail. There are a number of quizzes and checklists that you can print out from their website for your kids to join in with.
The park is a haven for plants and wildlife with over 160 species of birds recorded there. There are usually plenty of ducks and geese to feed so make sure you take them some bird-friendly food.
There are two play areas in the park. There is one outside the cafe which is for children aged 2 to 6 years. This has a multi-play unit with two slides, a ramp, ladders and mini climbing walls. Adjacent to this play area there is a skate park and basketball ring aimed at older children. The second play area is for older children aged 8 to 13 and is located near the Odell entrance to the park. There is a roundabout, rope climb, tunnel, basket swing and a multi-climb unit.
Fishing is available on two of their lakes which is by season ticket only, there are no day tickets available.
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FAQ and Further Information Harrold Odell Country Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe in the visitor centre serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Country park with lakes and trails, there are activity sheets you can print out and two play areas plus a skatepark and basketball court. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – The park is free to visit.
Is there parking?
There is free parking, you can donate £1 if you wish.
When are they open?
The country park is open all year round. For up to date opening times of their cafe and visitor centre please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
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