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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About

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.

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Events

Sunday, 7th July 2024 - Sunday, 7th July 2024

Man forest bathingTree Wisdom Forest Bathing | Adult Learning SessionConnect with the wisdom of trees young and old during this Forest Bathing session and explore the hidden life of the woodland canopy.
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Sunday, 1st September 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

Man forest bathingAutumn's Artistry Forest Bathing | Adult Learning SessionWitness the forest's transition to autumn during this special Forest Bathing session
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Wednesday, 11th September 2024 - Tuesday, 29th October 2024

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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Sunday, 6th October 2024 - Sunday, 6th October 2024

Man forest bathingHarvest and Gratitude Forest Bathing | Adult Learning SessionEmbrace the theme of gratitude as you connect with the woodland during this Forest Bathing session and give thanks for the year's abundance.
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Sunday, 3rd November 2024 - Sunday, 3rd November 2024

Man forest bathingWoodland of Reflection Forest Bathing | Adult Learning SessionReflect on your journey and the wisdom gained from the woodland during the last forest bathing session of the year.
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Facilities

Catering

  • 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. 

    Find out more here.

    Vouchers for Gifts and Experiences - redeem this special offer immediately

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    Recent Reviews:

    • bclements1
      Belfast, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      No encouragement to visit regularly
      2 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 30th January 2024
      Deeply disappointed with exorbitant parking fees if they were less we would visit more often and stay longer there are plenty of other alternatives so the ball is in your court Read full review
    • DanZiggy87
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Pleasant for a casual stroll
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 7th April 2024
      The Long Walk is something I've done several time with friends and it's always pleasant and not too long or too much of an incline (assuming you are coming from the castle, you can always turn back... Read full review
    • Manicrose
      Bourne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Long walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 9th May 2024
      We did the long walk from the castle to the horse statue and back. It’s about 6 miles so allow a couple of hours. Bear in mind that there is nothing along the way (toilets, cafes) and oddly no bins. Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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