In line with Government advice, the Great Park currently remains open for you to take essential exercise, if you live locally. (You shouldn’t travel outside of your village, town or area of the city you live in).
To help keep everybody safe, when in the Park you must follow Government national lockdown rules.
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority. We will not hesitate to impose tighter restrictions if safety is compromised.
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.
Tuesday 02 March. Canadian Avenue from the Totem Pole to The Valley Gardens coffee unit will be closed. Please follow the diversions.
Please can horse riders use the road from Timber Lodge crossroads to the cross-over point to the horse track leading to Ox Pond. This is due to the ground conditions of the adjacent horse track..
Timber harvesting in Swinley Forest
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The ideal location to purchase quality local produce and enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the shadows of Windsor Castle. Situated on the edge of the Home Park, the Royal Farms Shop is just a short distance away from the beautiful scenery of the Great Park and historic surroundings of Windsor Castle. The Shop was created by converting Victorian potting sheds and constructing two new buildings which became the Farm Shop and the Coffee Shop. The shop opened in 2001 as an outlet to sell locally sourced goods and produce from the Royal Estates and The Great Park.
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh originally had the idea of a Royal Farm Shop selling high quality goods from the Royal Estates and other small local suppliers in 2001. Its aim was to support the smaller businesses in the area, whilst providing customers with the best quality products that Britain has to offer. The shop opened its doors to the public on 11 November 2001 and has since grown in size.
The Royal Farm Shop is supplied by the Royal Farms with meat from animals reared on The Crown Estate and private Home Park. Royal Farm Shop customers return time and time again for the quality and satisfaction of knowing where their meat comes from. All beef, pork and lamb have been naturally fed and are traceable to the farms where they have been reared. The pure bred Sussex beef has been matured for a minimum of 21 days in order to maximise maturity, tenderness and flavour. The Farm Shop also make its own sausages from the Royal Farms' pork.
The Coffee Shop continues to be increasingly popular, providing a wide selection of cakes, hot beverages and lunches made to order. There is a spacious courtyard with plenty of outside seating offering a chance to sit and relax whilst you take in the country setting.