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.
Everything you need to know about travelling to each area of Windsor Great Park, or to Swinley Forest.
Details of parking charges can be found on our Parking page. Dedicated disabled car parking bays are available in The Savill Garden, Valley Gardens and Virginia Water car parks, as well as in the car park which serves Swinley Forest.
The Savill Garden and Building is closed on the 24th and 25th of December.
To access the Long Walk and Deer Park, you can park at one of the car parks dotted along the A332 near Windsor, however visitors often park in Windsor town centre and walk along the High Street to enter Windsor Great Park through Cambridge Gate, which is located next to Windsor Castle. View our interactive map to see the layout of the Great Park and its pedestrian entrances.
If you park at The Savill Garden car park, you can then take a short walk to the right of The Savill Building, along Rhododendron Ride, to Cow Pond. This is a gentle walk and should take around five minutes.
From The Savill Garden car park, Obelisk Lawn is almost immediately to the left of The Savill Building. Then just head towards the Cumberland Obelisk, which you will be able to see from the car park.
You can choose to park at The Savill Garden car park and walk towards the Cumberland Obelisk, then cross Obelisk Bridge on your right, to arrive at Smith’s Lawn. Alternatively, park at The Valley Gardens car park to enter Smith’s Lawn from the opposite side of the polo fields.
To access Queen Anne’s Ride and Stag Meadow on foot, you can park at any of the car parks dotted along the A332. Horsebox parking is available at the car park opposite Ranger’s Gate.
Windsor Great park is easily accessible via train, bus, bicycle and taxi - so you don’t need a car in order to experience everything that we have to offer.
Whether you're a keen horticulturist looking for inspiration, a dog owner who wants an unrivalled variety of short and longer walks, or a family looking for a place to enjoy nature and history there is a membership type to suit you.