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California Country Park

California Country Park

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Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 4HU.

California Country Park covers 40 hectares and is set within 100 acres of ancient bogland and lowland heath. It offers scenic walks, wildlife watching, fishing and more. The park is open daily throughout the year. 

The footpath around Longmoor Lake is hard surfaced. Other trails through the park are not and may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs in wet, muddy conditions.

No barbeques or open fires are allowed. 

Find out about events in our what's on leaflet (PDF document).


Car parking charges are:

Weekdays (from 1 October to 1 March)

  • Up to 4 hours: £1.20 per hour
  • 4 hours plus: £6.00 flat rate

Weekdays (from 2 March to 30 September)

  • Up to 4 hours: £1.50 per hour
  • 4 hours plus: £6.00 flat rate

Weekends: all year (including Bank Holidays)

  • Up to 4 hours: £1.50 per hour
  • 4 hours plus: £6.00 flat rate  


  • £16 flat rate per day (all year)

Parking season tickets

  • Standard 6 months: £75.00
  • Standard 12 months: £150.00
  • Concessionary 6 months: £56.00
  • Concessionary 12 months: £112.50 

To apply for a season ticket, complete our  car park season ticket application form (Word document) or our car park season ticket application form (PDF document)

Pay and Display tickets are available from the car park ticket machines. Car parking charges apply from 6am to 10pm daily. All income goes to the maintenance of California Country Park.

The access gate to the car parks is only open between 9am and 6pm. Please ensure that you have left the car park in time for the gates to be locked at 6pm. An unlocking penalty fee of £80 will apply after that time. 

Opening hours

Beautifully refurbished and under new management, the cafe has now reopened:

  • Open 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday as a café with food stopping at 3pm each day
  • Open 7pm to 11pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday as a restaurant

Public toilet facilities are available with disabled access.

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours for Jackson's Café are as follows

  • 21 December: Café open: 9am to 4pm / Restaurant: closed
  • 22, 23 and 24 December: Café open: 9am to 4pm / Restaurant open 7pm to 11pm
  • Christmas Day: Open from 12 noon / Last booking at 3pm
  • 26, 27, 28 and 29 December: Closed
  • 30 December: Café open: 9am to 4pm / Restaurant: closed
  • New Year's Eve: Café open: 9am to 3pm (food stops at 2pm) / Restaurant open 7pm 'til late
  • New Year's Day: Café open: 10am to 1pm (breakfast only) / Restaurant: closed
  • 2 and 3 January: Café open: 9am to 4pm / Restaurant: closed
  • 4 to 19 January: Closed

On all days closing at 4pm, food service will stop at 3pm.

Bookings and contact details

For general enquiries and group bookings:

Dogs are welcome at California and we provide dog bins for you to use. Please respect others by keeping your dog under control and don't allow them to foul in public areas. We don't allow dogs in the play park and near the paddling pool.

There are 2 walks at the park. 

The Longmoor Lake walk is 0.9 miles long.

The Woodland Walk is 2.2 miles long. The Woodland Walk takes into the 8,000 year old Longmoor Bog on a specially constructed board walk. This is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to it's abundance of rare sedges and mosses. This includes the Heathland, Longmoor Lake and woodland.

To find out more about these routes download California Country Park walks (PDF document).

A children's play area is located near the bog and heathland. Boardwalk and laid paths provide easy access. Interesting wildlife such as sphagnum mosses, springtime orchids, adders, and silver studded blue butterflies can be found here and on the heathland. 

California Country Park paddling pool
California Country Park paddling pool

The paddling pool will open 7 days a week from 17 July to 3 September between the hours of 10.30am and 5.30pm.

Camping and caravan park - a privately run chalet and touring park, with camping facilities near the park. Call 0118 973 3928 or email  enquiries@californiapark.co.uk for further information and bookings.

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