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.
Home to Guard’s Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn is best known for the prestigious polo events held here throughout the year, including the Queen’s Cup and the Cartier International Day.
Smith’s Lawn lies alongside one of the main cycling and riding routes around the Great Park. The horse track runs directly past the Prince Consort statue, which depicts Prince Albert in military uniform on horseback and is set back against the treeline. It was erected in 1887 as a gift to Queen Victoria from the Women of the British Empire.
Formed in 1955, Guard’s Polo Club is the largest in Europe, and Smith’s Lawn is a fantastic place to experience this exciting and fast-paced game. From March to September the polo lawns are an area of regular activity, with preparations for the upcoming season and matches being played across the various pitches. If you would like to combine a visit to the Park with watching a match at this regal sporting ground, please visit the Guard’s Polo website for a match schedule.
Smith’s Lawn has a varied history and was once even used as an airfield. In fact it was here that the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) learnt to fly, and during World War II it was used as a take-off strip for various small military aircraft.
If you walk across the lawns and through Cumberland Gate, towards Cow Pond and the Deer Park, you will find Cumberland Lodge - a magnificent 17th Century building. In 1947 King George VI signed a Royal Warrant, granting the use of the Lodge for discussions aimed at the betterment of society, and today it still serves this purpose as an educational charity and conference centre.
In addition to hosting organisations such as universities and the National Health Service, the Lodge also organises its own major conference programme, hosting debates on issues of national and international significance.
Visit cumberlandlodge.ac.uk for details of the cultural events calendar hosted at Cumberland Lodge.
These useful links will help you to make the most of your visit to Windsor Great Park.
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