A taste of Christmas at Windsor Great Park


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

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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 you 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 II 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: The Savill Building and the Garden is open from 9am to 5pm daily. (Last admission to the Garden is 3.30pm).

For more information visit: www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/openingtimes 

Christmas trees

On sale from 3 December through to 20 December, Christmas trees, wreaths, fresh boughs of holly and mistletoe as well as a wide selection of decorations and Christmas gifts are available from the Windsor Great Park Christmas shop.

With helpful advice from the on-hand foresters who grow the trees, shoppers can choose from traditional Norway Spruce or Nordmann Fir trees, ranging in height from 3 feet to 16 feet. All trees on sale are freshly cut and certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC©) with the majority grown on the Windsor Estate.

For more information visit: www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/christmastrees

Shopping at The Savill Building

Let us 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. 

PLUS …visit on 04, 11 and 18 December for extended shopping hours until 9pm.

We will also be hosting suppliers so that you can sample local meat from the Windsor Estate, the NEW Windsor Great Park Gin and a visit from the team at Greyfriars.

Festive dining

As well as our normal festive themed menu, as part of our extended shopping hour evenings, we will be serving Christmas dinner in The Savill Garden Kitchen. Come with family, friends or work colleagues to enjoy a menu for adults and children. Two sittings will be available at 5.30pm and 7.30pm and must be booked in advance.

Afternoon Tea

We have put together a Christmas themed menu for Afternoon Tea, which you can take in the Gallery Café. Available Thursday – Sunday, these are available in two sittings, 12pm and 3pm and must be booked in advance.

To see menus and for booking information go to www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/eat

The Twelve Days of Christmas Winter Trail

Starting at The Savill Building, follow the trail in Windsor Great Park to spot the difference between the Gingerbread men as well as fill in the gaps for the Christmas carol, Twelve Days of Christmas. 

We will have you all singing this festive favourite by the end of the trail.

The 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!

For more information visit: www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/Christmas

Vintage Carousels

19 Dec – 03 Jan

The Carousels from Horton’s Steam Fair returns to The Savill Garden this Christmas. Big and little ones can ride atop the glorious gallopers on the full and mini sized carousels.*

For more information visit: www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/Christmas

Useful information

Entry to The Savill Garden: 

Adults £7 and Children (5 – 15) £2.50 when accompanied by an adult. Entry to the Garden must be booked in advance. Go to www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/book

Car parking: 

Free with paid entry into The Savill Garden. For car park prices go to www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/parking


With treat - £3 per person (subject to availability). 

Without treat - £1.50 per person.

Carousel rides: 

£2.50 each ride per person (large carousel)

£2 each ride per person (toy roundabout)

The Savill Garden, Savill Building and Carousels all close on 24 and 25 December.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Enjoy a meal or a snack at The Savill Building before, or after, your visit to the gardens. The restaurant is managed by the esteemed caterers, Benugo's, famous for providing great, simple food with friendly, efficient service
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic Site - Picnics are not allowed in The Savill Garden but there is a picnic area with chairs and tables at nearby Obelisk Pond.
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours - for groups, minimum 10 people, maximum 25: more than one guide can be booked
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year - Open all year round apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking - On site parking - Parking is free with paid admission into The Savill Garden - take a ticket as you enter the car park and ask one of the reception staff to validate it when you purchase your ticket for The Savill Garden, for free exit at any time until dusk. For other visitors to The Savill Garden parking information can be found on www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk
  • On site parking close by
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3-4 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential - for groups
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10 people. We welcome groups and invite the Group Leader to speak to our Group Bookings Co-ordinator on 0845 603 6228
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Information Point

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

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

Map & Directions

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