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A Taste of Christmas at Windsor Great Park


Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0UU

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A Taste of Christmas at Windsor Great Park: vintage carousel at The Savill Building


This festive season look no further than Windsor Great Park for outdoor family fun.

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops our minds turn to festive family activities. Come together this December for a feast of fun, a taste of seasonal dining as well as shopping from artisan suppliers from around the UK.

Here is a taste of what our visitors can enjoy:

Winter in The Savill Garden*

Enjoy the variety of beautiful and fragrant plants that thrive in the winter months. Discover the flaming dogwoods and willows in the Winter Garden as well as the golden grasses from New Zealand.

The Queen Elizabeth Temperate House is the perfect place to stop mid-way to enjoy the sight of festive plants from across the world, alongside our National Collection of Mahonia.

New opening times:

Visitors can now enjoy an earlier start at The Savill Building with breakfast served from 08.30am and The Garden open from 09.30am

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Winter Sprite Trail in Windsor Great Park

01 Dec – 02 Jan, from 9.30am – 3pm

Starting at The Savill Building, search for the magical Winter Sprites in the Great Park. Look for Jingle, Tinsel and Spruce and other Sprites hidden around Obelisk pond, and discover fascinating winter facts about the animals and plants that make the Great Park their home. This hour long trail which is buggy and wheelchair friendly is a great way to get out and burn off some energy as well as earn a treat at the end.* Don’t forget your outdoor footwear!

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Vintage Carousels in Windsor Great Park**

15 Dec – 02 Jan, from 10am – 3pm

Big and little ones can ride atop the glorious gallopers on the full and mini sized carousels.

PLUS as a Special Treat to start the holidays off, on 20 December from 4.30pm to 7pm, rides on both carousels will be free.

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School Choir Carol Singing

Songs of the season performed by local school children and choirs in The Savill Building on selected dates. Come along and give them your support. See website for more information.

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Christmas Shopping at The Savill Building

Let’s get ready for Christmas together … our collection of wonderful gifts awaits you this festive season featuring unique products from British artisan makers which, together with delicious food; children’s toys; beautiful homeware; jewellery and heaps of other exciting goodies will fill those stockings nicely. Visit on 01, 08 and 15 December and you will be able to sample local meat, cider and gin – see website for details

Horse-drawn carriage rides around Windsor Great Park

Treat your family and loved ones! Snuggle up under cosy lap rugs on a relaxing journey through the winter landscape of Windsor Great Park. 

The horse and carriage is beautifully decorated with twinkling gold & white berries for the Festive Season and the magnificent part-Shire horses will of course be wearing antlers! There are Christmas Toys on board for the little ones, and you may even hear some Festive music!

December Festive Rides:  Sat 1, Sat 8, Sat 15, Tue 18, Sat 22, Sat 29
January Festive Rides: Thurs 3, Sat 5

Times: from 10.30am to 3pm

Early booking is essential.  All trips are operated by Ascot Carriages. See website for more information.

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Festive Dining at The Savill Building

Get all festive with a sumptuous seasonal lunch or afternoon tea at The Savill Garden Kitchen. Whether you are meeting up with friends, having time out with your work colleagues or just need a break from the hustle and bustle of the high street, the Savill Garden Kitchen seasonal menu has something for everyone to choose from.

To see the full menu and for booking information go to:

Firewood and Christmas Trees from Windsor Great Park

On sale from 30 November through to 22 December 2018, Christmas Trees, wreaths, fresh boughs of holly and mistletoe as well as a wide selection of decorations can be purchased from the Windsor Forest Depot. With helpful advice from the on-hand foresters who grow the trees, shoppers can choose from traditional Norway Spruce or non-drop Nordmann Fir trees, ranging in height from 3 feet to 25 feet. All trees on sale are freshly cut and certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC©) with the majority grown on the Windsor Estate.

Now is also a good time to order your winter firewood and kindling. Windsor Great Park offers a mixture of oak, beech and birch, all of which has been naturally seasoned for a year in Windsor Great Park. Accredited to the FSC© and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards, our woods are being managed to the highest social, ecological and economically sustainable standards. Firewood can be purchased in bags of logs and kindling from £5.00 each or in larger quantities (loads and half loads) which are available for free delivery within a 10 mile radius.

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*Entry to The Savill Garden: Adults £5 and Children (0 – 16) FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Car parking is free with paid entry into The Savill Garden.
**Carousel rides are separately priced at £2 each ride.
The Savill Garden, Savill Building and Carousels will be closed on 24 and 25 December.

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