Open every day from 7.30am to dusk
There are 260 acres of historic landscape with lawns, woodlands, lakes and pasture. Wide, accessible paths criss-cross the site making it a great location for a walk, run, jog or bike ride. Dogs are welcome in the park, though not allowed in the children's play area, playing fields, Lydiard House and Walled Garden (except guide dogs), the cafe and indoor areas of the Tea Rooms.
If you'd like to relax there are benches around the park and the lawn provides a pretty spot for a picnic. There are static BBQs available to hire and lots more space for picnics in our BBQ field next to the main car park.
Next to the cafe, there is a large children's play ground with separate toddler area. Both are full of bright and modern slides, climbing and swinging equipment offering hours of active fun for children.
The park provides different wildlife habitats, including the historic woodlands and the lakes and stream, and is home to a variety of birds, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates.
As you walk around the park, you will see many of the remnants of this once-grand country estate and many of the 18th century historic landscape features have recently been restored, including reinstating the large lake. At one end of the lake you'll see the castellated dam wall and restored plunge pool. In the woodlands near the house, you can find our unique Ice House. This was built in the 18th Century to store ice and snow to be used to chill food during the summer in the house. The Ice House was restored in 2007 as part of a major landscape restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Accessibility Guideline Notes