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KCC’s Country Parks are making it easier for visitors to pay for their parking with the introduction of Ringo and Park Buddy to complement the existing PayByPhone payment app.

With most parks having the ability for card payments to be made at the pay & display machine, visitors will also continue to have the option to pay with cash as well.

All money raised from car parking helps fund vital work and improvements across KCC’s Country Parks, giving visitors an enjoyable day out while maintaining our natural environment for generations to come. Car park income helps fund various projects across acres of woodlands, meadows and wetlands in our nine beautiful Country Parks.

From Monday, 24 April, the cost of a season ticket will be £62 which gives access to all nine of Kent Country Parks for the whole year. At £1.19 a week with a season ticket, there are plenty of free activities at the park making it an ideal low-cost day out for the family.

Across KCC’s nine country parks there are walking trails suitable for all abilities, play areas for children, wooden sculptures, horse and cycling routes, accessible trails, opportunities for geocaching and orienteering and many places to enjoy a picnic in beautiful natural surroundings. Visit our website for information on the facilities at each of our parks –

Kate Boorman, KCC’s Head of Country Parks and Partnerships, said: “Kent Country Parks offer a fantastic low-cost day out for people to enjoy throughout the year, with lots of free facilities at the park.

“We have made improvements to the way our visitors can pay for their parking, giving a choice of three payment apps – Ringo, Park Buddy and PaybyPhone – and retaining the option to pay with cash and, in some parks, credit cards as well. All the money generated from parking charges goes straight back into the parks to fund vital biodiversity projects protecting our natural environment for generations to come.

“For regular visitors to the park we have our season ticket option which gives access to all nine parks for the whole year for £62, which equates to about £1.19 per week, giving great value for money.” 

New car parking charges from 24 April:

Day rates:

Weekday Charge — Weekend Charge (inc Bank Holidays) — Horse Boxes / Coaches / Motorhomes / Minibuses (Weekday & Weekend)

Brockhill £2.50 — £3.50 — £9.00
Grove Ferry £2.00 — £3.00 — £9.00
Lullingstone £2.50 — £3.50 — £9.00
Manor £2.00 — £3.00 — £9.00
Pegwell £2.00 — £3.00 — £9.00
Shorne £3.00 — £4.00 — £9.00
Teston £2.00 — £3.00 — £9.00
Trosley £2.50 — £3.50 — £9.00
White Horse Woods £1.50 — £2.00 — £9.00

Season Tickets

(12 months) £62.00
Blue Badge (12months) £15.00

To purchase a season ticket visit:

By Ed

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