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Betteshanger Park

Betteshanger Park Image_DSC6604Betteshanger Park, situated between Deal and Sandwich, is located amid open landscape overlooking the Kent coast.

Formerly a Kent coalfield site, this £18.8m development is an example of regeneration at its best, providing activities such as walking, cycling, fossiling, archery, and geocaching. Families can also enjoy the play area and kids can have fun on the BMX tracks.

There is also an abundance of wildlife to see within the park's natural habitats.  

Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is located near the entrance and car park. The cafe is located here. Also, showers, toilets and baby changing area with full disabled access and free of charge.

The Café

The cafe, located in the Visitor Centre, offers a wide selection of drinks, snacks, and sandwiches. Also cater for children’s parties and groups with a range of menus to suit all budgets.

Cycling and Cycle Hire

A safe place to cycle as it's a traffic-free zone. A smooth 3km tarmack track. 10km of rugged mountain bike trails. Cycling lessons available. Please see the Betteshanger Park website for details. Cycle helmets must be worn by all cyclists.

Cycle Hire is open daily. With over 100 bikes available there is something for everyone from mountain bikes to tandem and tricycles. Child seats, trailers, weehoo tag-alongs are also available. Cycle helmets are included in cycle hire. To find out more about cycling facilities, please visit the Betteshanger Park website.


Dogs are welcome in the park, but please keep them on leads.


There are many events held throughout the year. Visit our What's On listing or the Betteshanger Park to discover more.

Please note, due to scheduled events, some of the tracks or facilities may be temporarily closed, please check the website for details before setting off.



  • Betteshanger Park, Sholden, Deal, Kent, CT14 0BF
  • See location on Google maps.
  • Map reference: TR 349531 Lat: 51.22872 Long: 1.36312
  • Betteshanger Park can be found on the A258 Deal to Sandwich road, approximately 2 miles from Deal. The roundabout for Betteshanger Park is located between Cottington Fisheries and the Old Lorry Farm Shop. The Park is within 10 miles of the A2 at Whitfield.
  • Parking : with charge
  • Nearest station : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from stations at Deal & Sandwich.
  • Formerly known as Fowlmead Country Park - change of name in July 2015.