The Cascade, Virginia Water Lake, Windsor Great Park.

Visitor updates

As an operational Estate, it is sometimes necessary to close parts of Windsor Great Park. Please check the updates below before you travel and, if you are unfamiliar with Windsor Great Park, download the Park map & guide

Closures which can occasionally happen on the day are communicated on our Social Media channels. If you are not already following us, you can do so here:

Windsor Great Park map & guide

Before you visit, download or bookmark the Windsor Great Park map & guide.

Severe weather closures – 2 November 2023

The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning for Thursday 2 November.

In light of this and following our severe weather procedures, we have taken the decision to close the following facilities:

Car parks

  • Virginia Water South car park
  • Wick Road (Members only ) car park
  • Ranger’s Gate car park
  • Cranbourne Gate car park


  • Adventure Play
  • The Savill Garden

If you have pre-booked tickets for Adventure Play or The Savill Garden, we will be contacting your separately.

The following will remain open:

  • The Savill Garden & Adventure Play Visitor Centre including Gift Shop, The Savill Garden Kitchen, and facilities
  • The Savill Garden car park
  • Virginia Water car park

Please take extra care when visiting Windsor Great Park, stick to the designated paths and observe any signs in place.

An assessment will be made and further information on the reopening of these areas will be available on this page.

Winter closures of areas of Windsor Great Park

During the winter, ground conditions in some areas of Windsor Great Park can become extremely wet and boggy.

To protect the historic landscape of the Windsor Estate, some areas of Windsor Great Park are closed until spring. This includes:

  • Queen Anne’s Ride
  • Deep Strood

Other areas of Windsor Great Park may also be closed but not listed here. Please observe the signs and fencing that will be in place across all areas of Windsor Great Park.

Winter business hours: 29 October – 15 November 2023

The Savill Garden, Visitor Centre and Gift Shops

The Savill Garden

  • 9am – 5pm (last admission to the Garden is at 4pm)

The Savill Garden Gift Shop & Plant Centre

  • 9am – 5pm

Virginia Water Gift Shop

  • 8.30am – 4pm

Food & drink

The Savill Garden Kitchen

Monday – Friday

  • Lunch: 11.30am – 3.30pm
  • Drinks & Desserts only: 3.30pm – 4pm
  • The kitchen closes at: 4.30pm

Saturday – Sunday & Bank Holidays

  • Breakfast: 9am – 11.30am
  • Pizza only: 11.30am – 12pm
  • Lunch: 12pm – 3..30pm
  • Drinks & Desserts only: 3.30pm – 4pm
  • The kitchen closes at: 4.30pm

The Gallery Café

  • 9am – 5pm

Virginia Water Café

  • 8.30am – 4pm (last orders at 3.40pm)

Takeaway facilities

The Potting Shed

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday – Sunday & Bank Holidays: 8.30am – 5pm

Obelisk Lawn

  • 8.30am – 4pm

Virginia Water Lake

  • 8.30am – 4.15pm

Blacknest Gate

  • 9am – 4.15pm

The Totem Pole

  • Weekends and school holidays only: 10.30am – 4pm

The Valley Gardens

  • 9am – 4pm
Deer Park closures

For operational reasons, please be aware that on Tuesdays throughout autumn and winter, the Deer Park will not open until 9.30am at the latest.

The Deer Park will also be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday 4 December 2023
Facility closures

It is sometimes necessary to close facilities for operational reasons. Please always check before you leave home.

The Virginia Water Gift Shop will be closed on the following dates:

  • Saturday 25 November, 2023
Car Park closures

Virginia Water South car park will be closed on Thursday 30 November 2023 until 10am for operational reasons.

Deer rutting season

During the deer rutting season, please be reminded of the following guidance when visiting the Deer Park to keep yourself, others and the deer safe.

  • Dogs must be kept on a short lead and under close control at all times
  • Do not approach or follow the deer
  • Keep your distance – binoculars or a long range lens are essential
  • Follow any signs and the directions given by the team

In the unlikely event that you are threatened, back away slowly and try to put a barrier, such as a tree, between yourself and the animal.

Remember, deer are wild animals and we ask you to be respectful of them.

National Cycle Route Network 4 temporary path closure

Please be aware of a temporary closure on the National Cycle Route Network 4 inside Stag Meadow for essential maintenance.

The area of the closure is small. When cycling along the route, cyclists should dismount and walk the few steps around the closure.

Obelisk Pond footpath closure – 30 Oct – 15 Nov

From Monday 30 October to the evening of Wednesday 15 November, the highlighted footpath around Obelisk Pond will be closed to allow for the installation of Windsor Great Park Illuminated.

During this time there will be increased vehicle movement around Obelisk Pond.

For your safety and the safety of others, please take due care when visiting the area and follow any signage and directions from the Windsor Great Park and Windsor Great Park Illuminated teams.

The footpath will re-open from Thursday 16 November.

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