Busbridge Lakes Exotic Waterbirds and Gardens

Hambledon Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AY

Nearby Places To Eat
Advertise your business on Zoos-UK.com

Opening Times

Open 10:30am to 5:30pm on selected dates around bank holidays:

13-21 April

4, 5 May

25, 26 May

17-25 August

Admission Prices



Children (3 - 13):




Note: Busbridge Lakes is unable to process debit or credit cards.


Busbridge Lakes is home to one of the largest collections of waterfowl in the country. The collection includes swans, geese, and ducks, many of which are endangered in the wild, together with rare pheasants, cranes, and other exotic birds, to give a total of over 130 species. The birds are set among enchanting parkland with 3 lakes and wooded hillsides. The park also features many follies, grottos, and other antiquities, and has been used as a location for several TV shows.

However, Busbridge Lakes is a private park, with the emphasis firmly on breeding its birds. It is therefore only open to the public on selected dates around the spring and summer bank holidays. As a result, visitor facilities are limited, but do include light refreshments, a home produce and gift stall, and toilets. Groups can arrange special bookings at times when the park is closed.

Official Website


(Opens in separate window)


Car Park



Picnic areas, snacks & refreshments


No dogs (except guide dogs) or other pets


Animal Collections


Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Other Attractions

Landscaped gardens, with many follies, grottos, and antiquities.

How To Get There:

By Car

From Guildford - take A3100 to, and into Godalming. Turn left onto B2130 (Brighton Road), signposted for Hascombe, Dunsfold, Cranleigh. Continue for approx. 1 mile, past church (and entry to Hambledon Road) on right, then turn right into Home Farm Road. Turn next left into Hambledon Road. Busbridge Lakes entrance will then be on the right.

From Farnham - take A31 towards Guildford. Turn right onto B3000 towards Godalming. Turn right onto A3 towards Petersfield. At Milford, turn left onto A283 and follow it into Milford. At traffic lights, turn left onto A3100 Portsmouth Road, towards Godalming. Turn right onto A286 Church Road, towards Midhurst, then almost immediately turn left into Station Lane, signposted for Milford Station. Continue on Station Lane past Milford Station. After about 0.8 mile, Station Lane becomes Station Road. Continue to next crossroads, and turn left into Hambledon Road. Busbridge Lakes entrance will be on the left, after about 1 mile.

From Haslemere/Midhurst - take A286 to and into Milford. Continue on A286 onto Church Road (signposted A3100 Godalming). Turn right into Station Lane, signposted for Milford Station, just before junction with A3100. Continue past Milford Station, as described above.

From Petworth - take A283 towards Milford. Continue on A283 through Chiddingfold. After about a further 2 miles, turn right onto unclassified road to Hambledon. Alternatively, continue on A283 into Milford to join A286 from Haslemere, as described above. Continue on Lane End, then bear left onto Malthouse Lane into Hambledon. Continue forwards onto Hambledon Road towards Godalming. Busbridge Lakes entrance will be on the left after about a further 2 miles.

From Horsham - take A281 towards Guildford. Turn left onto B2130 and continue through Loxhill and Hascombe to the outskirts of Godalming (Busbridge). Turn left into either North Munstead Lane, or Home Farm Road. Turn Left into Hambledon Road, and Busbridge Lakes entrance will then be on the right.

Note: the exit from Busbridge Lakes is into Home Farm Road; turn right to return to Hambledon Road or B2130 Brighton Road.

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

Nearby Places To Stay
Advertise your business on Zoos-UK.com