Our opening and closing times vary depending on the season:
|Park closing time||Last cycle hire|
|1 Nov – 23 Dec 18||4.30pm||3pm|
|Christmas Eve (24 Dec) 18||Closed||Closed|
|Christmas Day (25 Dec) 18||Closed||Closed|
|Boxing Day (26 Dec) 18||4pm||3pm|
|27 Dec 18 – 1 Jan 19||4.30pm||3pm|
|2 Jan – 4 Jan 19||Closed||Closed|
|5 Jan – 28 Feb 19||4.30pm||3pm|
|1 – 31 March 19||5.30pm||4.30pm|
|1 – 30 April 19||7pm||4.30pm|
|1 May – 11 Sept||8pm||4.30pm|
|12 Sept – 2 Oct||6.30pm||4.30pm|
|3 – 31 Oct||5.30pm||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.
From November 2018 our Cycle Hire will be located in temporary facilities in the car park, until our new Visitor Centre opens in March 2018.
From November 2018 our cafe facility will be removed in readiness for the opening of our new Visitor Centre in March 2018. A warm, dry space will be temporarily located in the car park. Here you will find seating, vending facilities and toilets.
In addition to our temporary facilities will be joined by our catering partner, Lilyroo’s, who will be operating from their campervan each morning (9am-2pm) and every weekend (9am – 3pm) (weather permitting). They will be serving hot and cold drinks (locally roasted coffee, finest tea and hot chocolate), soup, sandwiches and a small selection of delicious home-baked goods.
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.