Bestwood Country Park offers 650 acres of open green space and varying wildlife habitats to explore.
From Mill Lakes, teeming with water birds, to meadows full of wildflowers, from ancient oak woodland to a reclaimed pit tip, Bestwood has a landscape which reflects the varied history of Nottinghamshire itself.
We're on the northern edge of Nottingham, between Arnold and Bestwood Village, approximately four miles north of the City of Nottingham.
Festive opening hours
Country parks will be open as usual over the festive period but closed on Christmas Day.
The Community Café in Dynamo House will be open on 27 December, 10am to 1pm.
The Winding Engine House will also be open, subject to availability of volunteers.
Events and attractions
Winding Engine House
We have a fantastic piece of industrial heritage on site in Bestwood Winding Engine House, the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery.
Bestwood Winding Engine House has been inspected and designated a Place of Interest by www.visitengland.com
School, faith and community groups
School, faith and community groups are welcome at Bestwood, and the park's mission is to make the countryside accessible to all. Our ranger team work regularly with all kinds of groups, ranging from autistic adults and people with mental health problems to disadvantaged teenagers at risk of exclusion from school.
Ring the park rangers to find out more about our programme of health walks, team building activities, school age environmental education and more.