Following the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown announcement on 22nd February, we are working hard to establish what this means for Wentworth Woodhouse.
The Government guidance allows for people to access their local Heritage Gardens for daily exercise with people from their household or support bubble. We ask all visitors to follow these restrictions when making decisions about travelling.
At this critical time, we feel we need to act responsibly, and we have a duty of care to ensure the safety of our staff, visitors and local community in Wentworth in trying to control the virus, we therefore thank you for patience whilst we implement our gradual reopening plan. Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.
Head to the glorious private gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse and stay as long as you like in the most picturesque of settings.
We have meadows and woodland to roam in and historic landmarks to discover.
The gardens are open every Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm and during school holidays we will be open every day, giving families plenty of opportunities to visit safely. Our East Front food kiosk located adjacent the grand Palladian façade of Wentworth Woodhouse is open every day 10am-4pm.
- The easing of pandemic regulations means visitors can take a seat and enjoy the views on the West Terrace while they enjoy tasty food and drink from our garden food kiosk, open daily Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm.
- Young visitors can Follow The Flock and discover little wooden birds from The Flock hidden throughout the garden. A trail map, available for a small donation to the Trust, will guide you.
- Garden cabins can be hired for everything from family afternoon teas and children’s parties to craft sessions.
- Children will also be able to play in the mud kitchen and a choice of games set up on the lawns.
The house, including tea room, is now open again! Morning visitors can enjoy specialist tours with our knowledgeable guides and in the afternoons a self-led experience around the magnificent state rooms is available.
- Entry will be via timed tickets, purchased online, to ensure we can avoid queues and bottlenecks. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment.
- We have a duty to ensure the safety of our staff, visitors and the local community in Wentworth.
➕ Staying safe on your visit
We are doing all we can to help keep visitors, staff and volunteers safe – and are proud to hold the Visit Britain We’re Good to Go industry standard mark.
It is awarded to organisations which have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have necessary risk assessments in place, and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
But we need you to play an important part in helping ensure health and wellbeing, by following current government Covid-19 guidelines and additional guidance from Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.
Remember, if you have a high temperature, or new continuous cough, please postpone your visit and stay at home for 14 days.
➕ Safety measures and requests in place
We ask all visitors to follow these restrictions and respect social distancing, signage and one-way systems and thank everyone for their patience as we carefully implement our reopening plan
- All visitors gain ticketed admission to the gardens in timed slots to limit the number of people on-site and minimise queuing.
- Please book online. There may be some availability for tickets on the day, but this cannot be guaranteed as allocation for timed slots is strictly limited.
- During your visit, please respect social distancing and follow all signage and one-way systems – they are designed for your safety.
- Toilets and handwashing facilities are on site. Sanitiser is provided in key locations.
- Please sanitise your hands on entry and regularly during your visit.
- Safe queuing systems are in place at our mobile catering units.
- Only contactless/card payments can be accepted.
For further Covid-19 health advice, go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/