Dinton Pastures Country Park was opened to the public in 1979 after 14 years of gravel extraction on a site, which was previously farmland. Today the Park is enjoyed by several hundred thousand visitors annually and is a haven for wildlife.
Dinton Pastures Country Park has just over 335 acres. The Park is open daily throughout the year. It offers a variety of habitats including 7 lakes, 2 rivers, and meadows. Three public bird hides provide secret viewing of the waterfowl, with one specially adapted for wheelchair users.
The site has been zoned to include fishing and sailing lakes as well as quieter conservation areas. Over 5,000 school children visit the site annually to learn about their environment. Regular Countryside Events are organised throughout the year on everything from bat and bird walks to basket making and star watching as well as bigger ‘fundays’ for families, where there are up to 3,000 people.
There is also a multi activity centre and a cafe on-site.