Opening Times

The park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

  The car park, visitor centre and toilets are open from: 8am.

Closing times are seasonal and listed below.

November - January: 4.30pm

February - March: 5.30pm

April - August: 7pm

September - October: 5.30pm

Exact dates may vary to align with school holidays, and clocks changing to/from summer time.


The car park fee is one of the most important sources of revenue for the park, with money from ticket sales going directly towards the upkeep of the park. 

Please note that in order to protect us from theft our car park machine is CARD ONLY

Our current tariff is as follows...
Up to 30 mins: £1
30 mins - 2 hours: £2.50
2 hours - all day: £3.50

There are disabled parking bays for blue badge holders to be found opposite the toilet block closest to the park entrance. 
Parking with a blue badge displayed is free.

Parking Permit

If you are a regular park visitor it is well worth purchasing a parking permit.  An annual pass works out at just £1.82 per week. 

You can purchase either a three month, six month or annual pass either from the office or online using Paypal.  If you don't have a Paypal account you can simply check out as a guest using your regular debit/credit card. 

Once purchased please print out your receipt and place on your dashboard while collecting your pass from the office.  If there is no one in the office your receipt will be valid until you are able to collect. 

Type of permit
Car registration


Barbecues are permitted by arrangement only and as long as the weather conditions are suitable.  Please contact us beforehand.  We also ask that you keep BBQs off the ground so as not to scorch the grass and remove all waste, ashes and rubbish from the site.  If using a disposable BBQ please be sure that the BBQ is out and cold before putting in a bin.  For large parties please look at hiring space. 

Getting Here

If you are travelling from Cambridge the bus to catch is the Citi 9 which stops outside Tesco.  The entrance to the park is opposite Tesco on the roundabout. Continue to the end of this road where it opens out into the Park's car park.

Park & Ride
The Park & Ride bus travels from South Cambridge, stopping in the centre of Cambridge then continuing out to the Milton P&R site.  Buses run approx every ten minutes.  To get to the Park from this stop walk across the A10 bridge, continue down Butt Lane, turn right onto the High Street and keep going until you reach the Tesco roundabout where you turn left.  The park is at the end of this road.

The park is just a few minutes from cycle route 11 which links Cambridge to Ely.  It is an attractive bike ride following the river Cam path leading to Baits Bite lock.  When arriving in Milton via the river Cam towpath, follow Fen Road over the railway crossing. Just after the houses start there is an entrance to the park via a gate on your left.


Grounds Café


Grounds is an independent café serving hot and cold drinks and delicious handmade and locally produced cakes, sandwiches, paninis, pastries and artisan gelato.  They can also provide catering for your party or group booking.  Seating is available indoors, outside and on the balcony overlooking the lake.  In the summer they also serve gelato, drinks and snacks from their mini-café in the playground. 

Winter Hours
Mon–Fri: 9:30am till 4pm
Sat–Sun: 9am till 4.30pm

Spring Hours
Mon-Fri: 9.30am till 4.30pm
Sat-Sun: 9am till 5pm

Summer Hours
Mon–Fri: 9.30am till 5pm
Sat–Sun: 9am till 5.30pm

Please visit Grounds website for more information and their latest menus.


Dogs are welcome so long as they are kept under control.  You can walk your dog off-lead anywhere north of the 13th public drain, which runs the length of the park.  Dogs must be on lead in all areas south of the drain.  Please see the park map for more details. 

Please clean up after your dog using the bins provided. 


Fishing is available on both of the main lakes from a number of easily accessible platforms.  We also have two fishing platforms suitable for the disabled.  An annual permit or a day ticket from the Angling Club is required.  You can purchase these from the duty ranger via the park office or from the website below. 

£7 on the day (bankside)
£6 in advance
£3 juniors

Annual membership
£40 senior
£25 OAP
£25 disabled
£15 junior

All fishing is licensed out to FPAS, for more information please contact the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society.

A rod license is required for anyone aged 13 or over before you can purchase a day pass .  

For group bookings and education please contact: