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California Country Park

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. 

Parking

Car parking charges are:

  • £1.20 for up to 1 hour
  • £1.80 for 1 to 4 hours
  • £2.40 for over 4 hours

Charges apply from 6am to 10pm daily. The access gate to the car parks is only open between 9am and 5pm. Please ensure that you have left the car park in time for the gates to be locked at 5pm. An unlocking penalty fee of £80 will apply after that time. Pay and Display tickets are available from the car park ticket machine. For season ticket prices, read our Annual Season Ticket application form. 

Dogs are welcome

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.

Walks

There are 2 walks at the park. The Longmoor Lake walk is 0.9 miles long and 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.

Wildlife and play area

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. 

Paddling Pool

The pool opens on the 12 July 2014 for the Wokingham Schools' summer holidays. Ideal for parents with toddlers and young children, the paddling pool is nest to a woodland play area and set within the grounds of the park. There is a small charge per person for entering the water and tickets can be purchased from the car park


Other things to do

  • Camping and caravan park - A privately run chalet and touring park, with camping facilities near the park. Tel: 0118 9733928 or email enquiries@californiapark.co.uk for further information and bookings. 
  • Events - Activities such as mini beasting and woodland walks are available. Read our What's On leaflet for details.
  • Fishing (at Longmoor Lake)

Toilets and disabled access

California Dreaming Cafe is now closed. The Toilet facilities remain open. The toilets and baby changing facilities at the  Cafe building are still open from 10am to 4pm daily.  The toilets, cafe and lake path all have disabled access.

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