Car Park Charges

Thank you for paying to park!

Did you know that Stanwick Lakes is run by Rockingham Forest Trust, a local environmental charity?

Every time you pay the car park charges at Stanwick Lakes you are supporting the conservation and maintenance work that takes place on the site. This includes managing the nature reserve for wildlife, looking after the play equipment and maintaining miles of paths for walking and cycling.

So, whether you pay every time you visit or have an annual membership, we are very grateful for your support.

Parking Charges

Admission is charged for through a variable car parking charge. The site is free to those who walk or cycle in. Please note that the pay machines accept cash only (change is given).

Coach Parking

There is limited parking for coaches for which there is a charge of £30 per coach. (Please note that anything larger than an 18 seater is classed as a coach.) This is effectively an admission charge for use of the facilities, and it applies whether large groups are dropped off or the coach stays on site. Please contact the Rangers (01933 625522) in advance to book a coach parking space.

Parking Charges for September 2020 – March 2021

Please click the link below to view the ‘Calendar of charges for Stanwick Lakes.’
Calendar of Charges

Charging period Charges per car
Weekends in September

October half-term (Sat 24th – Sat 31st October)

Easter Holidays (starting from Sat 27th March)


Variable tariff:
Up to 2 hours : £3.80
Up to 3 hours : £4.80
Over 3 hours : £5.80
Arrivals after 4:30pm pay a flat rate of £3.80
October – March (excluding October half-term and Easter holidays starting from Sat 27th March) £3.80 all day
Membership £37 per household per year (plus £5 for your membership card when you first join)
(Closed Christmas Day)