Last updated:

29th April 2024

Parking and location

Dinton Pastures is an oasis of woodland, meadow and lakes in the midst of the most urbanised part of the Thames Valley. Easily accessible for both visitors and local residents with nearby public transport and motorway links

Dinton activity centre car park

Driving to us

The Country Park is well sign posted and easily accessible from the A329M, M4 and A4. Less than thirty minutes drive from Maidenhead, Slough, Henley, Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell. Enter RG10 0TH into your sat nav or favourite mapping service.

Public transport

The nearest train station is Winnersh, which is serviced by South West Trains and Great Western Railway. The latest train travel information is available from National Rail Enquiries.

The country park is on the Courtney Bus routes 127, 128, 129 and the nearest stop is opposite the main entrance. The current bus timetables are available from Courtney Buses.

You can get information about planning your journey to the country park at the My Journey Wokingham website. This great resource has more information on cycle routes, walking maps and public transport timetables.


Car parking charges apply from 6am-10pm daily. Pay and display tickets are available from the car park ticket machines. We have six car parks spread out around the multiple entrances to the park. We charge a car parking fee which helps to contribute to the maintenance of the country park and other nature reserves around Wokingham borough. Payment is by cash, credit or debit card.

The yellow main entrance gates at Dinton and California Country Parks automatically open at 6:45am and closes at 9pm. The Activity Centre yellow entrance gate is also automatically operated but opening and closing times vary. Please note that our smaller car parks and overflow areas have different opening and closing times. Please take note of the signage as you enter the car parking areas.  

Car parks are open only from and to the advertised time on site. If the gates are open after these times, don't assume they will stay open. Your car could get locked in. If you are locked in it costs £115 to unlock the gates. 

You can also use our phone and online payment service to pay car parking charges using your debit or credit card. Call 020 304 60060 from your UK mobile and follow the verbal instructions. You'll need our location code (23817), your payment card details and your car registration. We recommend registering first on the RingGo website. Smartphone users may also download the app from the RingGo website.

Mini Buses

Mini buses with 10 seats or more count as a coach and should therefore pay the coach parking fee unless they are displaying a Blue Badge. Due to the size of our parking bays please contact us ahead of your visit to arrange entrance to our overflow car park which has more space to accommodate mini buses. Please contact us on telephone number 0118 9342016 (option 2) or our Duty Ranger mobile number 07468 855199 to arrange access. 

Car parking charges


  • Up to and including 3 hours: £2.30 per hour
  • 4 hours and over £9.20 flat rate 


  • £25 flat rate per day (all year)

Blue Badge Holders and Motorcycles

  • Free of charge
  • Blue Badge Holders must clearly and correctly display their blue badge to qualify for free parking within the car parks. 

Unlocking the gates payment process:

  • Phone 0800 212 111

  • Search: Wokingham Borough Council, Licensing Fees and Payment Licensing fees and payments (

  • Click: Make an online payment.
  • Select: Car Park Unlocking Fee
  • This brings up the page where you enter your car’s registration and car park details and then go to check out.

Parking season tickets

Regular visitors to the country park are highly encouraged to purchase a car park season ticket. These are great value with visitors needing to visit just two hours a week to save money. Season tickets are available to purchase via the Wokingham Borough Council website, we are unable to issue or renew season tickets at Dinton Pastures. 

Concessionary rate applies to those claiming State pension, and on application for the parking season ticket will have to prove eligibility and provide evidence such as a pension number. 

  • Standard 6 months: £125
  • Standard 12 months: £230
  • Concessionary 6 months: £85
  • Concessionary 12 months: £165  

To apply for a season ticket, complete the online form where you will need to log in with your Wokingham Borough Council profile, or create a profile to do so. 

Nearby amenities

We're just a 10 minutes drive from Winnersh, Twyford, Woodley and Hurst, where you can pick up food for a picnic and other essentials.

There are a number of family orientated pubs in the area and the park is home to the Berkshire Museum of Aviation. The Trip Advisor website is full of great suggestions of other things to do in the local area. Don't forget to visit our Cafés as well.