What to expect from your visit to Baddesley Clinton

Ducks love Baddesley

The house, gardens and grounds at Baddesley are open every day of the week and we no longer have a booking system in place for visits. The play area remains closed. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. Please remember that dogs on leads are welcome in the car park and on public footpaths across the estate; they are not allowed past the entrance gates which includes the house, gardens, restaurant and toilets.

Parking and arrival

Please have your membership card close to hand as you arrive. We've set up a welcome point with our friendly team in Visitor Reception, to welcome you onto site and answer any questions you may have. There are designated Blue Badge spaces available if required. If you need to pay for a ticket or purchase membership you'll need to pop into the shop.

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Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, face coverings are not compulsory but we recommend that you wear one in any area you visit which is enclosed and crowded.

You’ll find sinks for hand washing in the toilets. You will find hand sanitiser by the restaurant and shop.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.


The doors to the house here at Baddesley are open and after being put to bed for several months we're delighted to have this family home open for you again. We encourage you to wear a face covering in the house and use the hand sanitiser available; we can’t wait to share our intriguing history and beautiful collection with you. 


Toilets - including access and baby change facilities are available in the barnyard and are sanitised by our team throughout the day.

Food and Beverage - Our restaurant is now open serving a limited range of food and drink. Indoor restaurant seating has now re-opened and safety measures, such as screens at our tills will still be in place. We encourage you to wear a face covering whilst queueing and walking around in our restaurant.

Baddesley date cake

Eating at Baddesley  

Our restaurant is open and is currently serving a limited range of hot and cold food and drink. Safety measures including screens at our tills and hand sanitiser are still in place. We look forward to welcoming you and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Shopping at Baddesley

The shop here at Baddesley is located in the barnyard and is now open everyday (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 9am-5pm. We encourage you to wear a face covering whilst in our shop.

The Bookshop

Our bookshop is now back open in the old stables (between the barnyard and the house) for you to browse. From old classics to cookery and children's books to biographies, there's something for everyone.


The gardens have some gravel paths and the lakeside walk, woodland and vegetable garden are now surfaced with self-binding gravel which is suitable for wheelchairs but can be uneven in places.


Dogs on leads welcome in the car park and on public footpaths across the estate. Please note many of our walks are dog friendly, however please note only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens, house, restaurant and toilets.