Guidance for visitors to Windsor Great Park
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority, so please maintain social distancing at all times, staying at least two metres from people outside of your household. When meeting family and/or friends you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, you must not meet in a group of more than six (6), indoors or outdoors. Before visiting please familiarise yourselves with the latest Government guidelines. Please also refer to the guidelines about meeting others safely.
Before you leave home
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.
The Savill Building
The Gift Shop, Plant Centre and toilets at The Savill Building are open. On busier days you may need to queue.
The Savill Garden
The Savill Garden is open for Friends and Members as well as a limited number of pre-booked tickets.
The children's play area - Obelisk Lawn
This area will remain closed.
Virginia Water Pavilion
Firstly, try The Savill Garden car park at TW20 0UJ. Other areas of the Great Park are within easy reach of this car park.
The following are also open:
The car park at The Valley Gardens remains closed.
More information about car parking can be found here.
Cycling in Windsor Great Park
More information about cycling can be found here.
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.
During this time whilst we are operating a reduced service, we want to ensure that as many of our Visitors, Friends and Members are able to enjoy the restaurant facilities. Your table occupancy for dining is limited to one (1) hour with no return within two (2) hours. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
The following reduced take-away catering will be available:
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.
Enjoy horse riding at Windsor Great Park, Swinley Park and Oxshott Woods to experience a landscape that provides a collection of wide paved roads and/or twisting woodland trails. For carriage drivers there is also a membership for you to discover more of this historic landscape.
Here are some of our horse riders’ favourite locations within Windsor Great Park and Swinley Park. To view the horse tracks you can ride, please view the routes map here.
Offering enchanting woodland trails for horse riders through grand oak trees, some of which are over 800 years old. From here, you can ride along the horse track to the peak of Snow Hill and enjoy stunning views across historic Windsor and Eton. Visit The Long Walk and Deer Park for more information about this area.
Trot down the oak-lined avenue of Queen Anne’s Ride, named after the 18th Century Queen’s fondness for a horse drawn carriage ride along this path. Then ride alongside the Jubilee Statue, the only sculpture to have been commissioned of The Queen on horseback, and admire the view from on high towards Windsor Castle below. Visit Queen Anne’s Ride and Stag Meadow for more information about this area.
For further woodland trails, Swinley Park is home to acres of landscaped woodland, offering open grassland and natural tracks for riders and their horses to explore. This area is 20 minutes from Windsor Great park by car, close to Ascot town centre.
Here is the pricing for horse riding and carriage driving membership new or renewed up to 31 March 2021.
|Membership type||Yearly membership|
|Individual horse riding membership||£270|
|Carriage driving membership||£300|
Before you buy your membership please familiarise yourself with our membership terms and conditions:
Here is a map of the horse tracks in Oxshott available to Oxshott horse riding members.
|Membership type||Yearly membership|
|Individual horse riding permit||£300|
Before you buy your permit please familiarise yourself with our membership terms & conditions:
To purchase or renew your horse riding or carriage driving permit, you will need to visit The Savill Building in person.
Opening times can be found here. Please collect a car parking ticket on the way in and a member of the team will validate it for you so that you do not have to pay to exit.
The information that you will need to give us:
Confirm that you have a third party liability policy (minimum sum insured £5,000,000 – five million GBP Pounds). Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance is valid and maintained throughout the life of your membership)
Provide us with your insurance company name and policy number
Provide us with the name and contact telephone number of your next of kin
Our staff will not be able to issue a new or renew a permit without the required information.
If you have any further questions please ask a member of the team or email us at: [email protected].