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.
£60 - £120 per carriage
Fri 25 and Tue 29
Thu 1, Tue 6, Fri 16, Tue 27, Wed 28 and Fri 30
Prices are per carriage:
30 minute ride £60
60 minute ride £120
Explore the wonders of Windsor Great Park by horse drawn carriage all year round, as you visit our 18th century woodland, lakes and gardens in true style.
Ascot Carriages takes you on a journey to discover some of the Windsor Great Park’s best-kept secrets, including the Baroque-influenced footbridge of the recently restored Cow Pond and the enchanting Chapel Wood.
Jo Buick will be your guide, with well-mannered horses Henry or Delwyn leading the way. To mark those special occasions, you are welcome to bring your own champagne.
Carriage rides take place all year round on selected dates, and start one mins walk to the right of The Savill Building, by the Cream House, there's a Shady Oak Tree & sign there.
Tours are 30 minutes or 60 minutes, and weather dependent. Services may run in light showers, but weather/bookings are confirmed by Ascot Carriages on the day, and if carriage ride cannot take place, you will be contacted by 10am to reschedule.
The carriage seats 4 adults in comfort, or 2 adults/2 children or 3 adults/1 child combinations according to weight. Ascot Carriages has a Visit Britain 'We're good to go certificate' with Covid 19 precautions in place.
Bookings in advance are recommended, or call on Mondays to check the dates and availability that week (days may change according to the weather conditions).
23 Sep 2020 – 3 Nov 2020
66 inspirational sculptures exhibited by the Surrey Sculpture Society
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28 Sep 2020 – 28 Feb 2021
Experience our wonderful scenery from the unique perspective of a horse-drawn carriage.
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28 Sep 2020 – 1 Mar 2021
Tours of Windsor for over 170 years
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