Gates open at county park


An East Sussex county park has re-opened its gates under a new name as it bids to develop its interactive appeal to visitors.

Bentley Country Park - formerly known as Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum - opened to the general public last week.

The Park’s management aim to develop it into a more interactive experience from which children and adults can both learn from and enjoy.

The park is home to a wildfowl collection, which has around 2,500 birds representing 130 species.

This year will be the first time visitors can go to Bentley kitchens free and now boasts a campsite in partnership with the award-winning Blackberry Wood campsite.

Visitors can also hire bikes, take guided canoe trips and countryside workshops.

The park has a partnership with SO SUSSEX and Circle Of Life Rediscovery to develop and grow the range of educational programmes and packages available for schools, groups, parties and members of the public.

There is also set to be a range of keystone events, including the Woodfair, and more private events and functions in the Palladian style house and countryside.