Below are some of the most commonly asked questions by visitors to Stanwick Lakes. If you are unable to find an answer to your question please contact us.
Where can I fish at Stanwick Lakes?Answer:
Fishing is only available at Stanwick Lakes Fisheries which has its own separate entrance off the A45. It is not possible to access the fishing through the main Stanwick Lakes site.
Can I walk my dog at Stanwick Lakes?Answer:
Dogs on leads are welcome at Stanwick Lakes. It is possible to let your dog off the lead as you head north out of the site along the former railway line. Dogs are not allowed in the adventure play area.
Where can I have a barbecue?Answer:
Barbecues are only permitted at the outdoor theatre at peak times as the majority of Stanwick Lakes is a nature reserve.
Are there any toilets outside?Answer:
Outdoor toilets are situated behind the kiosk / coach parking bays. There are also toilets in the visitor centre.
When is Stanwick Lakes open?Answer:
The site is open as follows:
March to October: 7am - 9pm
November to February: 7am - 5pm
The Visitor Centre is open from 10am - 5pm (and sometimes later in the summer)
(We are only closed on Christmas Day)
Do I have to pay to get in to Stanwick Lakes?Answer:
Admission is charged for through a variable car parking charge. The site is free to those who walk or cycle in.
The details of the charges are summarised in the table below.
Please Click the link below to view the 'Calendar of charges for Stanwick lakes.'
Calendar of Charges
Charging period Charges per car Bank holidays & the Whitsun & school summer holidays Super peak period when charges increase with length of stay:
Up to 2 hours : £3
Up to 3 hours : £4
Over 3 hours : £5
Arrivals after 4:30pm pay a flat rate of £3
March - October:
Weekends & other school holidays
Off-peak rate of £3 per day March-October:
Off-peak rate of £2 per day November - February Flat rate of £2 per day Membership £28 per household per year (£30 from 1st January 2013)
Do you have to pay for any other activities?Answer:
All other facilities on site are free. These include the adventure play area, assault course, adventure trail, bird hide and walking and cycle paths. Boat and cycle hire are offered at various times throughout the year for which there is a charge.