Visitor Info

Visitor Opening times

Please see the Covid-19 page for current opening information.


Opening times

Date Site opening Times Visitor Centre Opening Times
January and February 7am – 5pm 10am – 4pm weekdays

10am – 5pm weekends and school holidays

March 7am – 7pm 10am – 5pm
April to September 7am – 8pm 10am – 5pm
October 7am – 7pm 10am – 5pm
November and December 7am – 5pm 10am – 4pm weekdays

10am – 5pm weekends and school holidays

(The site is closed on Christmas Day. The visitor centre is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Please note: The toilets are only open when the visitor building is open. Outdoor toilets are situated behind the refreshments kiosk, but these are locked at night.

The postcode for Sat Nav directions is NN9 6GY

Admission is charged through a variable car parking fee. The site is free to those who walk or cycle in.

Coach Parking Charges

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.

Car Parking Charges September 2020 – March 2021

The details of the charges for September 2020 – March 2021 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
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)