We are currently refurbishing the toilet facilities at Black Park. During this period there will be some disruption to facilities. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
About the Park
Black Park covers over 500 acres of woodland, heathland and open space in South Buckinghamshire. With family friendly attractions, such as the adventure playground and Go Ape, miles of beautiful woodland tracks and trails, and opportunities for wildlife spotting, the park offers something for everyone to enjoy.
Black Park is closed now
26th March 2023 to 23rd September 2023
8:00am - 8:00pm
Black Park Country Park
Black Park Road
Parking charges apply year round and start at £2.80 for 2 hours. View our full breakdown of parking and permit charges
Phone: 01753 511060
Black Park has a rich filming history and is often used as a location for both big and small productions. This means that there are sometimes temporary closures of paths or woodland compartments - this is done for the safety of visitors and productions whilst there is set construction or filming using vehicles/heavy equipment. Visitors are notified about any temporary path closures via our social media and on site signage.
Black Park and the Local Community
We are proud to host the Black Park Shed, part of the national Men in Sheds movement. More information can be found on their website.
You’ll find public toilets at the top of the car park and at the Lakeside Café. Both include disabled and baby changing facilities.
Take a short walk around the lake from the car park to the Lakeside Café for hot and cold meals, tea, coffee, cakes, snacks and of course ice cream! With indoor and outdoor seating available this is a great place to enjoy a meal in beautiful surroundings. Alternatively you can grab a coffee and hot and cold snacks at the refreshment kiosk at the top of the car park adjacent to Go Ape. The kiosk and Café are both run by San Remo Catering.
Free parking and designated spaces are available for blue badge holders in the car park. There is a tarmac path around the lake with seating at regular intervals and the café is accessible for wheelchairs. The majority of main paths throughout the park are hard stony paths with occasional loose stones. The park is mainly flat with no stiles and few gates and cattle grids.
Adventure play area for younger children and treehouse play area for older children.
Spend some time in the trees at Go Ape Black Park with one of our 3 treetop activities, bounce around in the canopy on our Nets Adventure. For something ground based, enjoy an instructor lead session on a Segway or hire a bike and use your own pedal power to enjoy some of the 500 acres of woodland Black Park has to offer.
Go Ape Black Park has three different treetop activities to choose from - Adventure for anyone from 1m tall, Adventure+ for over 6s (and 1.2m), and Challenge for anyone from 1.4m tall. We have Nets Adventure which has no lower age limit, but you'll need to be able to hold your own on bouncy trampoline nets way up in the canopy! On the forest floor, we have all-terrain Segways which is an hour instructor-led session touring some of the 500 acres of woodland Black Park has to offer. Or if you prefer to use your own pedal power, we have a range of bikes for all ages.
Younger children can run wild in the safety of our Emma Sallis play area, which contains a selection of climbing equipment and slides. It is located near to the Lakeside Café and picnic benches. Alice’s Treehouse, located near the Go Ape facility, is a small play area for older children.
There are 10 miles of well surfaced tracks for cycling. Bring your own bikes or hire a mountain bike from Go Ape Black Park. There is a no cycling zone along one end of the lake – pay attention to signs on site.
There are extensive forest paths and trails for walkers and runners of all abilities, more information can be found on our Walks & Trails page. Explore for yourself or join an organised event. There is a weekly Parkrun at 9am every Saturday. Simply Walk run a volunteer led walk at Black Park every Thursday morning, starting in the car park. It is a great way to explore the park and meet friends. For more information, see the parkrun and Simply Walk websites.
Our orienteering packs contain a detailed map and instruction leaflet that will guide you around our extensive orienteering course - this is a great activity for children and groups. Download free, buy online or purchase from The Visitor Information Point during opening hours.
There is a variety of fish in Black Park Lake including Pike, Perch, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream and Tench. You can purchase day passes at the Lakeside Café or the Visitor Information Point. Find out more about fishing in the Country Parks on the fishing page.
Well behaved dogs and their humans are welcome in all of our parks; we do ask that dogs are kept under close control and that waste is picked up and disposed of considerately. Clear signage is displayed throughout all the parks regarding dogs-on-leads areas and dog free areas.