In line with many businesses we have now taken the decision to close all facilities on the estate for visitors including shop and toilets with immediate effect. The Animal Park will remain closed to the foreseeable future.
Standard Opening Times*
We are open daily from 10am-5pm.
The Barn (indoor play) & Café: 10am-4pm
Closed from 23rd December 2019 – 5th January 2020
*We reserve the right to amend opening times due to weather or adverse circumstances that may affect our operations. If you’re travelling a long distance or poor weather is forecast, it is advisable to call ahead and check.
Food and Drink
The Barn Café sells lovely fresh barista coffee, and a wide range of teas.Serving delicious locally made sandwiches with generous fillings and hot pastries, along with scrumptious hand made cakes. Open daily from 10am to 5.00pm (See Full Opening Times). During College term time, The Coach House Café is also open Monday to Friday – serving a wide variety of hot meals, salads and tasty snacks to both students and visitors. Find this next to the Main House at the heart of our estate.
Wheelchair/ Pushchair Access
We are pleased to welcome visitors who use wheelchairs and pushchairs. Accessible toilets are provided and access to the cafe is possible via ramps. The garden is grade II listed; therefore certain parts are inaccessible for visitors with mobility difficulties and pushchairs. Many parts of the garden are accessible but visitors should be advised that there are gravel paths, steps and steep slopes in places. A map is available at the Visitor Centre which highlights appropriate routes. Our staff will be pleased to assist you whenever possible.
Visitors with Dogs
Dogs are welcome to be walked around the Gardens & Lakeside as long as they are kept on a lead. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Animal Park. Dogs are welcome inside in Visitor Centre/Shop and there is no extra charge for bringing along dogs. We reserve the right to report any animals left inside cars in the car park if we feel they are in distress – but we know you wouldn’t do this.