Visitor Info

What's Here

Have fun using the interactive map below! Click on a point of interest to see what’s there…

Visitor Centre Opening Times

The park is accessible all year round, all day. Entry to the car park is free for up to 3 hours (maximum length of stay). The opening times for the visitor centre and café can be found below:

Summer Opening Times
(April to October)

Weekdays
10:00am - 5.30pm
Weekends
9:00am - 5.30pm

Winter Opening Times
(November to March)

Weekdays
10:00am - 3:00pm
Weekends
9:00am - 3:00pm

Café

With plenty to offer on the menu, our dog-friendly café makes for the perfect stop after a refreshing walk in the park…and a perfect setting to catch up with some friends over a coffee and slice of homemade cake. Indoor and outdoor seating is available - providing exceptional views of the park while you relax in your surroundings. See below for the café menu & prices.

Houghton Park Cafe Menu 2018

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Room Hire

We have two versatile meeting spaces available for hire, the left image below is of the Cedar room which is available for meetings or training purposes. The middle image is the Lime room which is available for community use. Alternatively you can hire out both rooms as they are separated by a bi-fold door which can be opened to create one large space. If you’re interested in booking a room, why not pop down for a viewing? Email us at hhp@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to find out more.

How to find us

The visitor centre is located at the Park Road North entrance to the park. If you are using a Sat Nav, please search: Park Road North, from here you can follow the brown tourism road signs to Houghton Hall Park, there is a purple sign on Park Road North which is outside the entrance to the visitor centre car park.

Visiting on foot? Great! We always encourage visitors to walk to the park if possible, as this is a fantastic way to act sustainably while making sure not to miss out on any of what the park has to offer.

Visiting by public transport? We recommend using Traveline to plan your journey in advance from your starting location and navigating to Park Road North, Houghton Regis.

Visiting by car? There are 34 car parking spaces adjacent to the visitor centre – these are free to use but subject to a 3 hour limit. Access is via a 2.1m height barrier, restricting vehicular access in excess of this height.