ABOUT THE PARK
Ryton Pools Country Park is a country park situated about one mile south-west of the village of Ryton on Dunsmore. Covering 100 acres, the park was opened in 1996 after the planting of some 2,500 trees and shrubs and the flooding of some pits to form lakes with the largest covering 10 acres.
Facilities at the park include a visitor centre/cafe and gift shop, two children's play areas for different ages of children, a bird hide, miles of pathed and unpathed walks, fishing facilities and a miniature railway run by the Coventry Model Engineering Society. The railway is around 610 metres (2000ft or so) long and operates for the public every Sunday afternoon (1pm-4pm) from Easter until the end of September. Train rides are £1 per person per ride with the journey lasting around 6 minutes or so. Trains are hauled by either a steam or diesel locomotive. (All trains run weather permitting).
The park also organises events for children such as parties, birds of prey spotting, "creepy crawly club", nest box building, and "prams in the park" (walking for parents with babies). There is a bird hide located by one of the pools where visitors can observe the wildlife in relative quiet.
For detailed information on the park, please visit the Council’s website http://countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk/country-parks/ryton-pools-country-park/