Bestwood County Park

Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Country Park offers 650 acres of open green space and varying wildlife habitats to explore.

We’re on the northern edge of Nottingham, between Arnold and Bestwood Village, approximately four miles north of the City of Nottingham.

Join our volunteers

Get your hands dirty! Join in one of our park conservation days. If you’d like to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you, tel: 0115 927 3674 or email:

If you’d like to take an active role in supporting the country park and get more involved in its work and management, join the Friends of Bestwood Country Park group.


Bestwood Village Community Centre

Bestwood Village Community Centre, Moor Road, NG6 8TL

Bestwood Village Community Centre

Winding Engine House

Bestwood Country Park, Bestwood Village

A fantastic piece of industrial heritage on site – Bestwood Winding Engine House, the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery.

Bestwood Winding Engine House has been inspected and designated a Place of Interest by

What’s on

Download the latest events guide 2012-2013 [PDF]

School, faith and community groups are welcome at Bestwood, and the park’s mission is to make the countryside accessible to all. Our ranger team work regularly with all kinds of groups, ranging from autistic adults and people with mental health problems to disadvantaged teenagers at risk of exclusion from school.

Ring the park rangers to find out more about our programme of health walks, team building activities, school age environmental education and more.

Hawthorne Primary and Nursery School

01159 271544
School Walk, Bestwood Village, NG6 8TL

Hawthorne Primary and Nursery School • Head Teacher: Mrs M Cordon • School
Number: 01159 271544 

We are a small school in the heart of Bestwood Village and we pride ourselves on being able to give our children some of the things that only a small community can give.

St Mark’s Church

0115 8401689
St Mark, Bestwood Village, NG6 8UU

Greg or Kirsty Cowley Tel: (0115) 8401689

Our church is very much a church for the whole family, we are keen to encourage young families and we take great joy in including our older members in our acts of worship. There are often all age services and a good selection of midweek activities to suit all. We welcome visitors and new members to all our services.

Calendar of forthcoming services and events

Village Shop

57 Park Road, Bestwood Village, NG6 8TQ

Thorougoods Select Convenience

Small Village shop providing groceries and alcohol.