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 car parking charges, although the site is free to those who walk or cycle in. Please note that the pay machines accept card and cash (change is given). See below for ANPR car park instructions.

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.

Car Parking Charges April – September 2022

Charging period Charges per car
28th – 31st March 2022 £3.80 all day
1st April – 30th September 2022 Variable charge:

Up to 2 hours £3.00

Up to 4 hours £4.50

All day £6.50

Membership £37 per household per year (plus £5 admin charge when you first join) 

Closed Christmas Day

Instructions for ANPR car park

On arrival

A camera will record your vehicle registration number when you enter Stanwick Lakes. No tickets are issued.

On departure

If you are a member:

Simply drive out. If your registration number is registered with us the exit barrier will raise as you approach it.

If you are not a member:

You don’t need to do anything until you are ready to leave.

When you are ready to leave, go to one of the payment machines. One accept cards and cash (with change given) and one is card only.

Enter your full registration number and pay the amount shown on the screen. Your payment is complete.

You have plenty of time to return to your vehicle and exit Stanwick Lakes.

When you approach the exit barrier, the camera will recognise your registration number, know that you have paid and the barrier will rise automatically.