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.
Windsor Great Park is home to a vast array of flora and fauna, with countless species that hold international wildlife and environmental significance.
A significant proportion of Windsor Great Park is designated by Natural England as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) – as well as being designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.
We work hard to achieve a successful balance between managing our environmental responsibilities whilst providing an attractive, safe and well maintained destination for over five million visitors a year. Please visit our page on Sustainability to find out more.
The sheer scale and continuity of tree coverage across Windsor Great Park provides an incredible ecosystem, both above and below the ground, which has led to an outstanding wealth of biodiversity. Our conservation teams work hard to maintain these varied habitats, whilst also exploring opportunities to create new areas for native species to thrive.
Windsor Great Park holds SSSI and SAC designations and is known for its native oaks, ancient woodland and grasslands.
Our trees are managed carefully, both as they grow and as they eventually fall - where some are left to create natural dead wood habitats.
Whether you are a keen ornithologist, a casual bird-watcher or somewhere in between, Windsor Great Park has much to offer around this vast natural landscape.
Working practices on the Windsor Estate are already being challenged in various ways to improve our sustainability – helping to make us Greener on the outside, and the inside!