Windsor Great Park

Type:Country / Royal Park

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

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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 all 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 two 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 tel 01753 860222.




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Wednesday, 6th September 2023 - Tuesday, 31st October 2023

Art in the Garden at The Savill GardenArt in the Garden at The Savill GardenSet within the 35 acres of the colourful Savill Garden, Art in the Garden combines eye-catching sculpture with horticultural excellence.
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Friday, 6th October 2023 - Friday, 6th October 2023

Fungi Conservation WalkFungi Conservation Walk, Windsor Great Park, Friday 6 OctoberJoin us for a guided walk starting from the Environmental Centre. The walk will be led at a gentle pace by The Crown Estates Conservation Manager Des Sussex. We will be looking to see and Identify some of the fabulous fungi that Windsor Great Park is famous for. This is a non picking event and not…
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Friday, 6th October 2023 - Friday, 6th October 2023

Nature TotsNature TotsNature Tots is a monthly activity for children aged 18 months to 4 years. Focusing on outdoor, adventurous and nature-based play, children will take part in games, activities and crafts based on a theme. Each session is one and a half (1.5) hours.
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Sunday, 8th October 2023 - Sunday, 8th October 2023

Autumn Forest BathingAutumn Forest Bathing - Windsor Great Park, Sunday 8 OctoberDo you like being outdoors in nature? Do you find being in nature calming & restorative? Would you like to deepen those feelings? If so, then coming to our introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku) session could be for you…
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Tuesday, 17th October 2023 - Tuesday, 17th October 2023

Autumn ArtArt to relax inspired by Autumn, Windsor Great ParkJoin us in our Idyllic natural oak framed Classroom at the Environmental Centre for a totally chilled out art session.
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Sunday, 29th October 2023 - Sunday, 29th October 2023

Botanical Clay Plate MakingBotanical Clay Plate Making, Windsor Great Park, Sunday 29 OctoberCapture the beauty of nature in the clay surface to create your own ceramic plate or set of tiles using foraged natural materials. The session will start with a gentle walk through our private woodland area gathering natures offerings before setting to work in the classroom to create a totally…
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Thursday, 16th November 2023 - Tuesday, 2nd January 2024

Windsor Great Park Illuminated ©Mike WillWindsor Great Park IlluminatedLight up your year! Prepare to be captivated as woodland and water at Windsor Great Park come alive with dazzling lights, breath-taking projections and flood-lit fountains.
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Sunday, 21st January 2024 - Sunday, 21st January 2024

Cane Basket WeavingCane Basket Weaving, Windsor Great Park, Sunday 21 JanuaryCome along and join us in our cosy oak classroom to learn how to make a basket with local artist Emily Chilvers. This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting an introduction into basket weaving. You will be guided through the process of the traditional stake and strand method using a range of hand…
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  • Cafe - At Virginia Water Pavilion
  • Catering for groups - At The Savill Garden Visitor Centre - 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
  • Restaurant - The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • 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 seasonal at 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

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 and Virginia Water Pavilion
  • Groups welcome - By prior arrangement in The Savill Garden
  • Guided tours by arrangement - For groups in The Savill Garden
  • Horse Riding - Need to apply for membership; please visit website
  • 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

  • Private fishing rights - Need to apply for membership; please visit website

Parking & Transport

  • 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 - Cyclists welcome in designated areas
  • 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 – In The Savill Garden

Special Offers

  • Gift Vouchers

    Give the gift of regular visits to Windsor Great Park and The Savill Garden. Buy a gift voucher for either Member of Windsor Great Park or Friend of The Savill Garden. 

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    • Mirmurph
      County Carlow, Ireland
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      Sunday, 30th July 2023
      Such a great day out for all the family. 6 and 3 year old thoroughly enjoyed all the amenities of an amazing playground. Even though the weather had been wet, we wrapped up and got out to play... Read full review
    • Mohramy2023
      Southam, United Kingdom
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      Good review
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 15th August 2023
      We only did a small part of the park because we were time constrained. This is a great place to walk, run, or bike in. The part we walked in was left in its natural and wild state and beautiful with... Read full review
    • Marilyn M
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      Lunch at Windsor Great Park - Virginia Water Cafe
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      Wednesday, 6th September 2023
      We visited the Virginia Water Cafe yesterday as we have done on numerous occasions for a lunch. As always the food was excellent and we had a lovely lunch there. All the staff are courteous and... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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    The Savill GardenThe Savill Garden, Windsor and MaidenheadThe Savill Garden is a garden of beauty and colour where visitors journey through 35 acres of interconnecting gardens. It offers year-round interest, an iconic visitor centre with restaurant, gallery café, gift shop and plant sales.

    Adventure PlayAdventure Play, Windsor and MaidenheadAdventure Play is a unique, hand-crafted adventure playground at Windsor Great Park. Hidden within the woodland next to The Savill Garden, you’ll discover a fascinating world of walkways, slides, sculptures and treehouses.

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