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California Country Park

California Country Park

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).

Parking

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  
     

Coaches

  • £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 online form.

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 5pm. Please ensure that you have left the car park in time for the gates to be locked at 6pm. An unlocking penalty fee of £88 will apply after that time. 

Information

Serving fresh, homemade, locally sourced food  Jackson's California Lake is a lovely place to refuel in the peaceful backdrop of the country park.  

Public toilet facilities are available with disabled access.

To find out more including opening times:

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).

New play area coming in 2021

Next spring we'll be opening a new and improved play area at California Country Park. There'll be lots of new equipment, an inclusive sensory and water play area, a new woodland adventure trail and tree houses. Read the California Country Park play area news article for more details.

Construction starts October 2020

Construction of the new play area is due to start in October 2020. 

Existing play area closing 5 October

The existing play area will close from Monday 5 October to allow for construction. 

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

Paddling Pool is now closed

No dogs allowed

Unfortunately we don't allow dogs in the play park and paddling pool.

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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