Our opening and closing times vary depending on the season:
|Park closing time||Last cycle hire|
|29th Jan – 2nd Feb||Closed||Closed|
|3rd Feb – 28th Feb||4.30pm||3pm|
|1st March – 28th March||5.30pm||4.30pm|
|29th March – 25th April||7pm||4.30pm|
|26th April – 11th Sept||8pm||4.30pm|
|12th Sept – 2nd Oct||6.30pm||4.30pm|
|3rd Oct – 31st Oct||5.30pm||3pm|
|1st Nov – 23rd Dec||4.30pm||3pm|
|Christmas Eve (24 Dec)||3pm||2pm|
|Christmas Day (25 Dec)||Closed||Closed|
|Boxing Day (26 Dec)||Closed||Closed|
|27th Dec – 1st Jan||4.30pm||3pm|
Collier’s Gate opens 30 minutes after the main gate and closes 1 hour before the main gate.
Our Cycle Hire facility is open every day from 9.30am.
Our café is located in the Visitor Centre and is open from 9am on weekdays and 8am at weekends.
From time to time areas of the Park, including our tarmac track or mountain bike trails, may be booked for exclusive use. Please check our track closure page before your visit.
Sustainability and green living is at the core of what we do so our favourite forms of transport are trains, buses – and especially bikes.
If you come by car there is plenty of on-site parking near the Visitor Centre. Visit our Car Parking pages for more information.
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF
E 1.36876°, N51. 23670°
OS Grid Reference:
We are well connected to the motorways (M20 and M2) and local road network, so we’re easy to find. We are on the A258, approximately 2 miles from Deal and 10 miles from Dover.
If you’re using a Sat Nav, please use postcode CT14 0BF. Please be aware, your Sat Nav may take you along small country lanes. For a more direct route from the M20 or A2/M2, follow the A256 to Sandwich and then pick up the A258. Please do not follow road signs to Betteshanger village.
We are well serviced by the main rail networks and Southeastern High Speed from London. Our nearest train stations are Deal (3 miles) or Sandwich (4 miles).
For train times and rail enquiries please see Southeastern.
Our local bus provider is Stagecoach and the No. 13 stops close to the Park.
For bus times and enquires please see Stagecoach.
There are two entrances into the Park.
Our main entrance is off the main roundabout at Sholden, near to Deal on the A258 (Sandwich Road). The roundabout is located between Cottington Fishing Lakes and the Old Lorry Farm Shop.
Our rear gate entrance (Colliers’ Gate) is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute cycle ride from Southwall Road, Deal. Please note that access is limited at Colliers’ Gate to pedestrians and cyclists, and that disabled access is limited at this entrance.