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.
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 is a contemporary town centre overlooked by an iconic castle, with the spectacular 4800 acres of Windsor Great Park providing a green haven for walking, cycling and horse riding – all within close proximity to central London.
The spectacular 4800 acres of Windsor Great Park provide the town's residents with a green haven for walking, cycling and horse riding – all less than 30 miles from the bustle of central London.
Windsor offers a diverse array of restaurants, interspersed with independent cafés, high street shops and quintessentially British tearooms. Opposite the castle, a Grade II listed Victorian railway station has been converted into Windsor Royal Shopping, providing a wide selection of bars and bistros, an arts and crafts market, and a concourse of upmarket stores.
From the gates of Windsor Castle, the 2.6 miles of The Long Walk links the Royal residence to Windsor Great Park - making it possible to enjoy an uninterrupted stroll from urban to rural. Meanwhile, the River Thames runs through the town, giving you the chance to cruise on a day-trip sightseeing boat, or explore independently by hired motorboat or kayak. And for culture seekers, the arts centre offers a packed programme and the Theatre Royal provides plays, musicals and comedies throughout the year.
Windsor is conveniently situated along the M4 corridor, giving a direct route into London. It also benefits from close proximity to the M25, M3 and M40 - with Heathrow Airport only a twenty minute drive away. There are two central train stations, from which you can travel either directly to Waterloo or to Paddington via the Windsor to Slough shuttle train. There are also good rail links in nearby Egham and Virginia Water.
Windsor is surrounded by a diverse range of nearby towns and villages - including Ascot, famous for its racecourse, and Bracknell, home of Swinley Forest – plus Crowthorne, Datchet, Sunningdale, Eton and many others.
If you would like to find out more about what’s on, places to visit and places to stay in other towns nearby, or in the wider county of Surrey, please use the following links:
If you plan to make regular visits to Windsor Great Park, or to move here, it could make perfect sense to become a Member of The Savill Garden. Benefits include unlimited access to the Garden and parking in the Savill Garden car park, as well as priority booking for events, and a number of special discounts.