Plan your visit

Important notice

River Hamble Country Park is open and refreshments will be available at weekends and during school holidays.

Normal hours and parking fees apply. Please note the car park payment system has been upgraded and now accepts card payments only.

Our smaller BBQs will be available from 19 April. Find out more and make your booking BBQs | Hampshire County Council (

If you are planning to visit us, check Government guidance to understand the latest COVID-19 advice. A reminder that social distancing rules will still apply if you are meeting up with anyone outside your household or support bubble, even if you have had the vaccine.

Please continue to check our Facebook pages for the latest updates.

Opening times

8:30am to 7:30pm (September to October)

November to February: 8:30am to 5pm 
March to April: 8:30am to 7:30pm 
May to August: 8:30am to 8:30pm

Parking charges

October to March
Up to 1 hour £2.00 
Up to 2 hours £3.50
Up to 4 hours £4.50 
Full day £5

More about parking

Where we are

We are half a mile from Junction 8 off the M27, between Portsmouth and Southampton.

 Get directions to Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Food and drink

The Manor Farm café sells a selection of hot and cold drinks and food.

The Barnfield kiosk is usually open during the school holidays (weather permitting).

Dog walking field


We have 8 barbecues available for hire between 1 April and 31 October.

The largest BBQ area can accommodate up to 80 people.

Play equipment

Play area

You will find traditional play equipment along with more natural play sculptures at Barnfield.

Dog walking field


Dogs are welcome in the park. There is also an enclosed dog exercise field.

Countryside Canines - Dog walking in Hampshire

mother and child walking in woods


A network of well-surfaced trails allows easy exploration of the Country Park, with benches located along the routes. Barnfield offers the best starting point for visitors with wheelchairs and pushchairs. From the tarmac car park, you can follow a trail past the kiosk through the woodland and along the riverside.

Family sitting by river

Group visits

We offer a range of exciting environmental and historical activities for all key stages and abilities.

More about group visits

Trees and lake at River Hamble Country Park

For hire

Our site is available for hire for commercial events. For private hire and BBQs, contact us on river

Contact us

Phone 02380 605111