Visitor Centre Summer View
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Duck race in the Colne Valley Park
Boys on the veranda
Sack Race
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Visitor centre

The Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, located in Denham Country Park near Uxbridge, is the central information point for the whole of the Colne Valley Regional Park our facilities include:

  • Riverside Café
  • Visitor Information
  • Meeting Room 

As well as informing you about events and activities in the whole of the Park, we run Events in Denham from the Visitor Centre itself and our Green and Wild Parties need to be booked well in advance as they are so popular.

 

For a calendar of events at the Visitor Centre, see here.

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The visitor centre cafe is a great place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea with a freshly baked cake. Overlooking the River Misbourne, our veranda and picnic area is a great place to sit and take in the view. Spread out a blanket for your own picnic, or order lunch from our refurbished cafe, serving paninis, jacket potatoes, freshly made sandwiches as well as a selection of sweet and savoury snacks. We have a good selection of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chilled drinks. Try the locally baked cakes or delicious Moolicious Ice Cream churned locally at Whiteheath Farm.

 

There is a small shop that sells reasonably priced toys and river dipping nets (subject to availabilty), leaflets and books of local walks, as well as a second hand book rack and the web cam to watch the birds. 

 

Toilets, including disabled facilites and baby changing facilities are on site.

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muntjacAddress :

Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre

          Denham Court Drive

          Denham

          Bucks

          UB9 5PG

Directions :

We can be found in Denham Country Park, follow the brown signs from the M40 Junction 1 or the A40 Denham roundabout.

Sat Nav:  UB9 5PG

Parking is available and costs £2.50 per car all day

Location  on Google Maps (including StreetView)

Location on Streetmap (shows local footpaths)

 

Summer and Winter hours run in line with the changingColne Valley Park Visitor Centre of the clocks. 

 

Summer Opening Hours

The opening hours for the Visitor Centre and Cafe are 10:30am to 5pm.

The car park is open from 8:30am to 6pm

 

Winter Opening Hours

The opening hours for the Visitor Centre are 10:30am to 3:30pm

The car park is open from 8:30am to 4pm

 

If you are interested in finding out about things to do in the Colne Valley Park visit the centre for up-to-date leaflets on walks, events, activities and places to visit, or take a tour of this website.

 

The centre currently has 25,000 visitors a year and is staffed by volunteers.

If you want to find out more or are interested in becoming a volunteer just pop in, call 01895 833375 or email colnevalley@groundwork.org.uk.

drawing at the Visitor Centre

The Groundwork Team organise events all year round that are held at the Visitor Centre. These range from things to occupy the children in the holidays, that take advantage of our setting, to the two Festivals that occur annually, not forgetting our Green and Wild Parties.

 

But if you would rather do something on your own, for example a Self Guided Walk or a spot of Orienteering, we can advise on that too.

 

For a calendar of events at the Visitor Centre, see here.

 

Go Wild in Denham click here to download a guide to 12 activities FREE or under £1.50 for the whole family at the Colne Valley Visitor Centre.

Green & Wild Parties

Experience the wild in style with your very own birthday party at the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre! 

 

Explorers!

Now available any time the visitor centre is open.
Come along to the Visitor Centre and pick up an explorer map of Denham Country Park, a great activity for the whole family. Follow the trail and answer questions along the way! Only £1. Turn up to take part. Suitable for children ages 4+. Call 01895 833375 for more details.

Orienteering!

Now available any time the visitor centre is open.
Pick up an orienteering map of the park from the Visitor Centre, and have a go at our orienteering course! Only £1. Bring a compass or hire one from us! £5 refundable deposit for compass hire. Turn up to take part. Suitable for adults and children ages 8+. Call 01895 833375 for more details.

 

Green and Wild Parties at Colne Valley Country Park Visitor Centre!

Experience a birthday party in the WILD!

Experience the wild in style with your very own birthday party, for up to 20 children, at the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre! Choose from a variety of fun outdoor activities run by experienced activity leaders, then have a birthday picnic in our courtyard garden. 

Activities

Duck race

Get creative and decorate rubber ducks, launch them from our bridge to race down the River Misbourne!

And Choose 2 activities from the following :

  • duck raceRiver dipping

  • Minibeast Hunt

  • Treasure Hunt

  • Den building

  • Nature Painting/Muddy Faces

For full details of party formats, see the leaflet below.

 

We are open all year round and can cater for all ages with a private gated garden for the party picnic and the whole of Denham country park to play in. There is a café and shop, disabled toilet and baby change facilities on site.

 

Party Format

The party runs for 2 hours plus 1/2 an hour at either side of the party to set up/clean up. The party includes time for 3 activities: the duck race and 2 others of your choice. 2 members of staff will run the activities but we ask that you help keep a ratio of 1 adult to 7 children for safety.

children at Visitor Centre on Treasure Hunt

Rain? That doesn’t matter to us!

We run the activities in all weathers and ask that the children are suitably dressed, we have shelter available for the picnic and when we all meet.

Leaflet

Click here to download a leaflet, which includes details of pricing and booking.

 

How to Book

It’s easy, simply get in touch on the phone, by email or in person at the Visitor Centre itself. Once a date can be confirmed we will send you a party information pack. Call 01895 833 375 or email catharine.kyle@groundwork.org.uk. Alternative email: colnevalley@groundwork.org.uk

 

 

Wild Wood Parties at Black Park

 

Can you survive in the wild?

Black Park birthday parties are an experience like no other. Up to 30 children can take part in this bushcraft or fairy themed party. 

Activities

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Flag or wand and crown craft
  • Bushcraft den building or fairy-den building
  • Cooking around the fire (toast marshmallows and pop popcorn)

Available all year round, in rain or shine, ask us about booking!

 

How to Book

It’s easy, simply get in touch on the phone, by email or in person at the Visitor Centre itself. Once a date can be confirmed we will send you a party information pack. Call 01895 833 375 or email catharine.kyle@groundwork.org.uk. Alternative email: colnevalley@groundwork.org.uk

 

Here are some pictures of Children at the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, enjoying themselves creating and floating boats made out of materials they have scavenged.