The Savill Garden is now open for Friends and Members as well as a limited number of pre-paid tickets. The Gift Shop, Plant Centre and toilets at The Savill Building are now open for Friends, Members and customers visiting The Savill Garden.
Face-coverings must be worn by all visitors inside The Savill Building from Friday 24 July.
Face-coverings can be removed whilst in the Garden as well as seated in the restaurant but must be re-applied when moving around inside the Building. Please ask a member of the team if you have any questions.
Firstly, try The Savill Garden car park at TW20 0UJ.
The following are also open:
Virginia Water South
Wick Road is open to Members only
Ranger's Gate and Cranbourne Gate
The car park at The Valley Gardens remains closed.
Cycling in Windsor Great Park
Always cycle slowly, considerately and two metres apart
Only cycle on metalled roads
The Deer Park is closed to bicycles
Catering facilities in Windsor Great Park
The Savill Garden Kitchen is open with a reduced menu. The terrace is open from 9am - 11am for teas, coffees and pastries and then the lunch menu is available from 11.30am - 4pm.
The following reduced take-away catering will be available:
The Potting Shed at The Savill Building from 9am - 6pm
Obelisk Lawn from 9am - 5pm
The Totem Pole – ice cream van
The Valley Gardens
Please note - there may be occasions where our team will ask you to move on if an area is becoming too crowded. Please respect their request.
We are constantly reviewing the situation and should Government advice change, or public safety be compromised, we will not hesitate to impose further closures or restrictions.
A progressive independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Our portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s in London’s West End, prime regional shopping centres, Windsor Great Park, rural land and coastline, and the UK’s seabed.
Swinley Forest covers more than 3000 acres of woodland which runs across gently sloping hills, making it the perfect destination for a range of fun and exciting activities.
Windsor Great Park and Swinley Forest are linked through the management of The Crown Estate, but are separate visitor destinations - with Swinley Forest being located near Bracknell, which is to the south west of Windsor Great Park and around 20 minutes from Windsor by road.
Mountain bikers, horse riders and dog walkers come together here to enjoy a natural environment that is very different to the more popular areas of Windsor Great Park. The undulating pine forest is perfect for thrill seekers - with mountain biking in particular being a very popular activity, since the creation of our three purpose-designed bike trails.
Evolved from one of the largest Royal hunting woodlands, Swinley Forest is renowned for its exquisite beauty which stretches across thousands of acres. It shares Windsor Great Park’s Norman hunting forest traditions and rich history, with ‘Caesar’s Camp’ being one of the oldest examples. This hilltop fort dates back to the Iron Age, built by Britons almost 2,300 years ago.
Historically, the timber from these forests was used for ship construction and building. Today though, the forest is managed under a multi-purpose policy - integrating the conservation of wildlife, timber production and public access.
Activities in and around Swinley Forest
From thrilling adventures to educational hands-on science exhibitions, Swinley Forest is renowned for its unique range of activity and learning experiences. Its undulating trails are alive with adventurers looking to discover the excitement and natural beauty offered by this 3000 acres of rolling evergreen forest.
Dedicated parking for our disabled visitors is available at the Swinley Forest car park. Accessible toilet facilities can be found at the Look Out Discovery Centre, which is located by the main entrance to Swinley Forest. The Look Out Discovery Centre also offers a range of facilities for disabled guests - including access via ramps, slopes and/or manual doors, and accessible changing rooms. More information can be found on the www.disabledgo.com website.
For Go Ape, while these courses are designed to be accessible to as many people as possible, they do offer a degree of mental and physical challenge, meaning that some persons with special needs may require additional equipment and/or levels of supervision in order to ensure safe participation. For more information, please download this useful Guidelines Leaflet.
Wildlife & Environmental Management
Swinley Forest forms part of the Thames Valley Special Protection Area, and The Crown Estate works closely with Natural England to protect this important habitat.
This area is designated for its heathland habitats and is home to a number of rare and threatened bird species. You may be lucky enough to spot a Nightjar, Dartford Warbler and Woodlark as you walk, run or cycle through the varied landscape of heaths, grassland, lakes, ponds and woods - discovering something new around every corner. With inspiring hilltop views and rare heathland habitats, Swinley Forest really does offer something for everyone.
To find out more about how we are protecting and developing Windsor Great Park, for the enjoyment of visitors for generations to come, please visit our Conservation and Stewardship page.