Windsor Great Park

Windsor and Maidenhead

Type:Country / Royal Park

The Crown Estate, The Crown Estate Office, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HT

Tel: 01753 860222

Windsor Great Park: Virginia Water Pavilion

About

Before visiting, please check Windsor Great Park's Visitor Updates for the latest information and advice. 

Here is a link to their useful FAQs page with information for visiting Windsor Great Park.

Windsor Great Park covers 4,800 acres, parts of which are open to the public. Its present area was determined in the 1360s and was popular with Saxon kings as a hunting forest. The park is shrouded in mystery and legend and for over 1,000 years the story of Herne the Hunter has been told. His ghost still appears wearing the antlers of a stag, riding a phantom black stallion at the head of a pack of black hounds. He appears to warn of times of trouble and gallops through Windsor Great Park only to disappear into thin air.

The park today is the perfect place for picnics, eating, shopping, running, walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. Families will love the children's play area near The Savill Garden.  You'll find a range of downloadable maps and guides on the Windsor Great Park website to help you plan your visit.

Entry is free to public areas of Windsor Great Park, except for the Savill Garden. Car Parking charges apply. Windsor Great Park is open year round from 7am to dusk.

Windsor Great Park is accessible from Windsor town centre on foot via the Long Walk, or car parks are located along the A332 that goes through the Park (some of these are free, some make a charge). Alternatively you can drive to Virginia Water and park at Virginia Water South or Virginia Water car parks for a walk around the lake, where you will pass a totem pole and miniature waterfall.  Find out more about Windsor Great Park parking and car parks.

Windsor Great Park offers three types of membership to help you enjoy the park all year round.  Find out more here.

Visitor enquiries to the Savill Garden address above, admin enquiries email enquiries@windsorgreatpark.co.uk tel 01753 860222.

 

Book Tickets

Facilities

Catering

  • Cafe - At Virginia Water Pavilion
  • Catering for groups - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Catering Provided - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Food Shop on site - At The Savill Garden Visitor Centre
  • Full liquor licence - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available - Virginia Water Pavilion and The Savill Garden Visitor Centre
  • Take away food - The Savill Garden Kitchen, The Potting Shed at The Savill Garden Visitor Centre, the Virginia Water Pavilion Café, Obelisk Pond, Blacknest Gate and The Totem Pole.
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing - At The Savill Garden Visitor Centre
  • Children's Meals - At The Savill Garden Kitchen and Virginia Water Pavilion
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Outdoor children’s play area - At The Obelisk Lawn near The Savill Garden

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided) - Within The Savill Garden Visitor Centre and Virginia Water Pavilion
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible - For tickets into The Savill Garden
  • Open now
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - (not The Savill Garden)
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Deer Park and Valley Gardens
  • Dogs welcome
  • Fishing - Need to apply for membership; please visit website
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop - At The Savill Garden Visitor Centre
  • Groups welcome - By prior arrangement in The Savill Garden
  • Guided tours by arrangement - In The Savill Garden
  • Horse Riding - Need to apply for membership; please visit website
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies - The Savill Garden Visitor Centre
  • Open all year round - Except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at The Savill Garden
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking - Need to apply for membership; please visit website
  • Private fishing rights - Need to apply for membership; please visit website

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - At The Savill Garden: £40 for the day, free if visiting The Savill Garden
  • Off-road parking
  • Own car park (Fee Applies)
  • Secure cycle parking - at The Savill Garden Visitor Centre

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - In The Savill Garden

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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