Unfortunately deer in Bushy Park have learned to approach people in search of food, especially in popular areas such as around the pond and car park. This has recently led to a number of dangerous incidents in which people have been charged by deer looking for food. Please remember that the deer in Bushy Park are wild animals so, for your own safety, please keep a distance of at least 50 metres and move away if you're approached.
If you need to report an incident concerning the deer, please contact the park office on 0300 061 2250.
Linked to Hampton Court Palace by the Longford River, Bushy Park is famed for its mix of waterways, gardens and grassland, and roaming herds of red and fallow deer.
Look out for the bronze Diana fountain at the end of the mile-long Chestnut Avenue, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Visit the Upper Lodge Water Gardens, Woodland Gardens and Pheasantry Café. And see if you can spot birdlife including woodpeckers, kingfishers and kestrels.
Did you know?
We have partnered with On Cloud Pine to sell fresh, sustainably-sourced Christmas trees in three of the Royal Parks. The pop-ups in Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Greenwich Park are sure to add a touch of tradition this winter. Stop by to select from a range of trees and rest assured that we’re doing everything necessary to ensure you can choose safely.
Rediscover the wonder of the Royal Parks this season