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12 things you should know about the deer rutting season

Find out about the deer rutting season in Bushy and Richmond Parks, one of UK wildlife’s greatest spectacles.

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Public notices:

The Deer Cull
At Bushy Park the deer cull begins on Monday 2nd November, and lasts for approximately six weeks. During this period the vehicle and pedestrian gates will open and close at slightly different times to usual. Please refer to the 2020 Opening and Closing Times document for specifics.

Vehicle access
Car parks in Bushy Park are now open all week.
The Pheasantry car park can be accessed from the north side of the park only via Chestnut Avenue and the Diana Fountain car park can be accessed from the south side of the park only via Chestnut Avenue. The car parks will be open  during normal park opening hours. Clapperstile car park is also open to blue badge holders every day including weekends.


Please ensure you regularly check our updates page for the very latest information about park closures and access to facilities.

Opening hours

Pedestrian gates in Bushy Park are open 24 hours, except during the deer cull* (September and November) when pedestrian gates open at 8:00am and close at dusk, Monday - Friday.

*Please refer to latest news in the lead up to September and November for further detail on the planned start/end dates of the deer cull.

Getting to Bushy Park

Bushy Park is accessible by train and bus. The postcode for electronic device users is TW11 0EQ, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. Parking and disabled parking available.

By Train

From Waterloo to Teddington/Hampton Wick/Hampton Court - 5 to 10 minute walk, entering the park through the Sandy Lane Gates.

By Bus

  • 111 Kingston - Heathrow
  • 216 Kingston - Staines
  • 411 Kingston - West Molsey
  • 481 Kingston - West Middlesex Hospital
  • X26 Express service Heathrow - Croydon
  • R68 Hampton Court - Richmond

Hampton Court Gate off Hampton Court Road and Teddington Gate off Sandy Lane.

By Car

There are four car parks within Bushy Park and these are clearly marked on the Bushy Park map.

Please note that every Saturday between 9:00 am and 11:00 am the car parks are likely to be extremely busy as the park is the venue for a recurring sporting event.  In addition on the first Sunday of every month a further sporting event takes place between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Once again the car parks are likely to be extremely busy.

Alternatively you can use Clapperstile car park - accessible from Queens Road, Teddington - and then enter Bushy Park on foot via Clapperstile Gate.

Remember, do not park on the roads or grassland.

There are blue badge car parking locations shown on the Bushy Park map.

12 things you should know about the deer rutting season

Find out about the deer rutting season in Bushy and Richmond Parks, one of UK wildlife’s greatest spectacles.

Find out more »

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