Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Gravel Hill
Horndean     PO8 0QE

Phone: 02392 595040

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

About –

The main facilities are open all year round and include a visitor centre with shop, café, theatre and activity area. There are two play areas, bbq sites, picnic areas and 20 miles of trail for walking, cycling and horse riding. Maps are available to purchase from the Visitor Centre shop.

Hampshires biggest Country Park with 2,000 acres of open access woodland and downland set within the South Downs National Park, including the Butser Hill National Nature Reserve.

Things to do –

Barbecues and Picnics

There are 11 family hearths in the forest which can be hired for set periods 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm and 5pm-7pm at £10 per session. Each hearth caters for up to 12 people and comes with a picnic table. There are several group sites. There is a 10% discount for booking Monday to Thursday, excluding Bank Holidays. BBQ's are only permitted in the hearths provided.

All BBQ's can be booked online at www.hants.gov.uk/qecp

Short Routes
There are three permissive walking trails, which are clearly waymarked on the ground.
Short woodland trail 3km (1.9 miles)
Long woodland trail 8km (5 miles)
Downland trail 2.7km (1.7 miles)

Long distance paths
Staunton Way: Queen Elizabeth Country Park to Staunton Country Park 13.5km (8.5 miles) starts at the visitor centre
Hangers Way: Queen Elizabeth Country Park to Alton. 34 km (21.1 miles) starts at the visitor centre.
South Downs Way: This national bridleway passes through the Park and runs from Winchester to Eastbourne 161 km (100 miles)

Mountain bike trails
There are two permissive bike trails which are clearly waymarked on the ground. The Novice mountain - bike trail 6km (3.7 miles) and the Advanced mountain - bike trail 4.6miles.

Off road cycle trails
Two further trails start in the Park and lead out into the surrounding countryside. These use the rights of way network and some public roads. Queen Elizabeth 16km (10 miles), Meon Valley 16km (10 miles).

Adventure Play
Juniper Adventure Area - an extensive range of play equipment suitable for children aged eight and over.

Tots Play Area
A range of animal themed play equipment. For children 2-7 years old, the wooden play equipment has a woodland theme and include a lizard wobbly pole, grasshopper tunnel and toad slide.

Opening Times
10am – 5.30pm daily, British Summer Time
10am – 4.30pm daily, British Winter Time
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Café opens 10am weekdays, 9am at weekends.

Car parking
Vehicles up to and incl 15 seats £1.80 per hour and £3.50 per day, 7 days each week, including Bank Holidays
16 seats and more £12.50 per day
Season tickets £40
Blue Badge holder free
Forest Drive is locked at 8pm in the summer and 6pm in the winter. All cars after these times will need to be parked in the main Visitor Centre car park only.





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Business Information


Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Landmark, Park

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:30 am
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 am
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:30 am
Sun: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm



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Events

4-week Dog Activity Class at QECP starts 23rd Feb

4-week Dog Activity Class at QECP starts 23rd Feb
11:00 am - 23 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A new type of class which will be accessible to dogs of all ages and abilities. We will be using the outdoor Dog Activity Trail at The Windmill Area of QECP. The...

4-week Dog Activity Class at QECP starts 23rd Feb

4-week Dog Activity Class at QECP starts 23rd Feb
11:00 am - 23 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A new type of class which will be accessible to dogs of all ages and abilities. We will be using the outdoor Dog Activity Trail at The Windmill Area of QECP. The...

Be A Tree - Dog Safety Presentation for Children

Be A Tree - Dog Safety Presentation for Children
11:00 am - 25 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

The “Be a Tree” program is an innovative and interactive program created by the non-profit organization Doggone Safe. Children will learn to read dog body language...

Dog First Aid for Owners & Walkers

Dog First Aid for Owners & Walkers
01:00 pm - 25 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Learn how to spot a veterinary emergency and recognise what you can treat at home. CPR, bandaging, treatment of poisoning, burns, fractures, collapse, choking,...

Common Dog Behaviour Problems

Common Dog Behaviour Problems
11:00 am - 28 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A look at the most common dog behaviour problems that we are presented with as behaviour therapists. We will discuss lead pulling, barking, jumping up, chewing,...

Common Dog Behaviour Problems

Common Dog Behaviour Problems
11:00 am - 28 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A look at the most common dog behaviour problems that we are presented with as behaviour therapists. We will discuss lead pulling, barking, jumping up, chewing,...

Puppy Classes at QECP - 6 wk course - Starts 9th March

Puppy Classes at QECP - 6 wk course - Starts 9th March
02:00 pm - 09 March 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Teach your pup the skills they need to survive in our crazy human world! All basic obedience will be covered but each week we will also tackle a common puppy issue.....

Puppy Classes at QECP - 6 wk course - Starts 9th March

Puppy Classes at QECP - 6 wk course - Starts 9th March
02:00 pm - 09 March 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Teach your pup the skills they need to survive in our crazy human world! All basic obedience will be covered but each week we will also tackle a common puppy issue.....

Woofs & Wellies Spring 2018

Woofs & Wellies Spring 2018
09:00 am - 20 May 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Join us for a fun sponsored dog walk for Rowans Hospice this Spring! Location: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: Register from 9am, ready to start walking at 10am Route...

Past Events

Winter Fitness Day

Winter Fitness Day
09:00 am - 18 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

All the fun of the fair!

All the fun of the fair!
10:00 am - 12 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Roll up roll up join us for all the fun of the fair this February half term. Enjoy arts and crafts, a circus workshop where you will learn to juggle and balance...

Dog Social Walks at QE Country Park

Dog Social Walks at QE Country Park
10:00 am - 09 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A sociable stroll through the glorious South Downs National Park with optional coffee and cake in the QECP cafe afterwards! Details of meet point will be different...

Puppy Social Walks at QECP

Puppy Social Walks at QECP
10:00 am - 02 February 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Walking in a group in the public areas of the park to increase your puppy's confidence in the outside world. Positive Pets staff will be walking with you to help...

Learn to Speak Dog - How Dogs Communicate

Learn to Speak Dog - How Dogs Communicate
11:00 am - 31 January 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Dogs use so much more than barking to communicate to each other and to the humans around them. We either miss or misinterpret most of what they are trying to tell...

A day on the Trails with RunCamp

A day on the Trails with RunCamp
09:00 am - 20 January 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A morning dedicated to improving your trail running, including uphill and downhill technique Work, exploration runs and a chance for you to ask our coaches anything!...

Perfect Fit Fitting Sessions - Fridays at QECP, Horndean in 2018

Perfect Fit Fitting Sessions - Fridays at QECP, Horndean in 2018
03:00 pm - 19 January 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A chance to get a free fitting of a Perfect Fit Harness and either order or buy one. These sessions run in the Park Centre after our classes. If you intend to...

Puppy Forest School at QECP - 6 week course

Puppy Forest School at QECP - 6 week course
02:00 pm - 19 January 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Teach your pup the skills they need to survive in our crazy human world! All basic obedience will be covered but each week we will also tackle a common puppy issue.....

Puppy Pre-School Socialisation Sessions at QECP

Puppy Pre-School Socialisation Sessions at QECP
01:00 pm - 19 January 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Pay as you go socialisation sessions for puppies up to 20 weeks old maximum. The chance to meet and play with other puppies and to experience a range of new people,...

4-week Dog Activity Class at QECP

4-week Dog Activity Class at QECP
11:00 am - 19 January 2018

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A new type of class which will be accessible to dogs of all ages and abilities. We will be using the outdoor Dog Activity Trail at The Windmill Area of QECP. The...

Exposure Lights Demo Night / Shop Ride

Exposure Lights Demo Night / Shop Ride
06:45 pm - 06 December 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Another winter shop ride, and a special treat.....Exposure Lights will be with us with a range of Helmet and Handlebar demo lights!!! List of lights are below,...

Christmas in the park

Christmas in the park
09:45 am - 02 December 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Join us for a festive Christmas experience! You will meet our chief elf at the start of your session who will lead you to various activities around the Park. You...

Woofs and Wellies

Woofs and Wellies
09:00 am - 26 November 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

A fun, festive sponsored dog walk around Queen Elizabeth Country Park! Join our fabulously festive winter Woofs and Wellies walk at rowanshospice.co.uk/woofs today!...

Scrub Bashing

Scrub Bashing
10:00 am - 13 November 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

We are looking for volunteers to help with scrub brushing on Butser Hill. If you are interested please contact Visitor Services 02392 595040 to book. Bacon sandwich...

Haunted Happenings

Haunted Happenings
10:00 am - 23 October 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Come to the Park for an enchanting Halloween experience. Starting with spooky arts and crafts we will take a tractor ride through the mystical forest, follow pumpkins...

Pumpkin Carving/Painting

Pumpkin Carving/Painting
12:00 pm - 27 September 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Trail Morning With The Coaches

Trail Morning With The Coaches
09:00 am - 16 September 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Run on the stunning trails at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, learn from the RunCamp coaches about hill running (up and down) plus get some amazing action photos amoung...

TRG shop Ride, and we are back over to QE

TRG shop Ride, and we are back over to QE
06:45 pm - 05 September 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Shop ride will be back over to QE on Tuesday and all welcome as always. Please remember lights this week as the winter evenings are setting in. Meet in the first...

BIG Adventure Day Woodland Discovery

BIG Adventure Day Woodland Discovery
12:00 pm - 30 August 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

For children 8 and over. £30 per child per day. For more information or to book please call 02392 595040. Using our senses we will be spending the day exploring...

Little Adventure Sessions Team Building

Little Adventure Sessions Team Building
01:00 pm - 24 August 2017

At Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Sessions are aimed at under 8s but open to anybody Parents must accompany £6 per child Please call the Visitor Centre on 02392 595040 for more information or to...

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