We are delighted that we have been able to safely re-open our gardens, grove and woodland walk. The children’s play zone will also reopen on Saturday 4th July 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: Entry is via our Gift Shop and the wearing of masks in shops is compulsory from Friday 24th July 2020.
Please bring a mask with you when visiting Arley.
Here is some additional useful information if you are planning to visit soon
When are we open?
The gardens are open to visitors every day from 10am until 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm
Do we need to book?
There is no need to book. Our visitor numbers in relation to the size of our gardens means that we can safely welcome everyone in without the need to book a ticket or a car parking space. Just turn up.
What is open?
The formal gardens are fully open as is the Grove, Woodland Walk and as of Saturday 4th July our children’s play zone are will reopen. The toilet facilities are open and are being regularly checked and cleaned and our Gardeners Kitchen café is offering a takeout menu of drinks, sandwiches, cakes and ice cream (please note the café and toilet facilities are only available to visitors who have paid to visit the gardens. We cannot allow access just for a coffee / toilet visit). We have also opened our Gift Shop which is the entry and pay point for the gardens. Our Arley Nursery is also open for those who wish to take some inspiration home.
Can I bring a picnic?
You are welcome to bring a picnic but we ask that you sit within our designated picnic area within the informal grounds (near the PlayZone). Please don’t wander onto private land, or open gates onto fields as we have lots of livestock that may escape. Picnics are only allowed within the gardens once you have paid entry, if you choose to picnic anywhere else on the estate you may be asked to move on.
What measures are in place to keep us safe?
There is a clear one-way system into the shop, and we have 2m spacing marked on the floor to ensure our customers can keep the recommended distance apart. We have hand sanitiser for your use at the shop counter and in the café entrance and the café is serving everything in single use disposable cartons. We recommend card payment where possible and clean down all high touch areas regularly. There is a one-way exit route out so that arriving and departing visitors can safely pass.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome at Arley and are allowed in all areas of the grounds, the gift shop and the Gardeners Kitchen. We have a new dog range in the shop including dog beds and doggy bow ties.
When will the Hall re-open?
Although government guidelines now allow the Hall to open, the level of safety measures we would need to implement, and the amount of staff required to ensure all our visitors remain safe, prohibits us being able to afford a reopen just now. We hope, once guidelines are relaxed a little, we will be able to facilitate a safe reopening of the Hall and Chapel.
Can I buy / renew my season ticket?
Yes, you can do this in the shop on arrival. Season tickets are £35 for a single ticket, £60 for joint and £75 for a family. They are valid for 12 months and also entitle the member to 10% discount in the shop, Gardeners Kitchen and Nursery. Car parking is also free.
Can I just come for coffee or to use the toilets?
Unfortunately, at the moment we are not allowing visitors to just visit the Gardeners Kitchen or use the toilet facilities. We are closely monitoring the number of visitors in the grounds at any time and to ensure everyone can safely enjoy our spaces we are only allowing paying garden visitors to use our facilities.
How much is it to visit?
Adults are £9 each, Children 5 and over are £4, a family ticket (Up to 2 Adults and 3 Children) is £23. Season Ticket holder’s FREE entry.
Do I have to pay for Car Parking?
Yes, we charge £2 to park on our car park and ask that you pay this at the Shop. Season ticket holders and valid blue badge holders are excluded from parking charges.
Do you offer concessions?
Children 4 and under are free and disabled visitors also receive free entry to the gardens. We have manual and motorised wheelchairs available for hire and they can be booked via our shop on 01565 777 353 – please note that pre-booking is advised
Arley is a lovely route to cycle but please note that this is a private estate and if you choose to cycle anywhere other than the footpaths and bridle paths please respect that you are on private land and as such will be asked to follow our guidelines. If you decide to take a breather and enjoy our surroundings, please use the bike racks by the shop entrance before paying for entry via the shop.
If you have any further questions, please ring the estate office on 01625 777 353 please choose option 3 when prompted
Thanks for visiting