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
Planning a visit to the Great Park? Here are some tips to help you get the most from your visit.
Windsor Montessori House of Children provides a warm, caring and nurturing environment, working in partnership with parents, to foster the growth of each individual child. They opened in November 2015 and occupy a recently renovated premises in Old Windsor, opposite the Windsor Farm Shop. This is the first Montessori school in Windsor to accept infants. They provide an environment for babies, infants and children – from 6 months to 6 years, following the Montessori principles of learning and development. A planned curriculum, to enhance the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
They are open 8am to 6pm, 50 weeks of the year.
Windsor Montessori House of Children follows the authentic Montessori approach to learning, classrooms for pre-primary children, independence, concentration and self-motivation. Practical life and sensorial activities lay the foundations for work in writing, reading, mathematics, geography, geometry, history and science. The Montessori manipulative materials, with teacher guidance, means that the hand works with the brain to develop deep understanding of concepts.
In addition, the school extended in the Home Park, which was opened in 1980, the first Montessori school in Berkshire. They accept children from 2 years to 9 years, for 38 weeks of the year. They provide an authentic Montessori education by following the true philosophy of the Montessori method of learning.
Windsor Montessori House of Children supports the transition for children to do things for themselves, to think for themselves. They apply the Montessori materials, a multi-disciplined approach and an unforced pace to feed your child’s intellectual curiosity, develop a love of learning, the ability to plan, prioritise and to make good decisions and to acquire the academic skills they need for their next move.