Visiting Greys Court in the winter

Parent and child exploring on a winters walk

Greys court is a beautiful winter retreat, and the family house is a warm, cosy welcome from the cold air. The winter months at Greys Court are some of the busiest times of year, especially as we celebrate the festive period. We want you to make the most of your visit, so we’ve come up with some tips to help you plan your day.

Parking at Greys Court. 

If you’re planning on visiting by car, be aware that we have a limited amount of parking spaces, especially in the winter. This is because the overflow parking is not hard standing and we often have to close it due to the wintery weather. Alternatively, you could visit us with public transport, for more information, visit our how to get here page.

Christmas at Greys Court

The bank holidays over the Christmas period can be incredibly busy at Greys Court, and we have some tips to help make sure you have a great visit with us on these days:

  • Get here early! Our busiest time for the car park can be from 12pm until 2pm, so try to get here as soon as possible from when we open at 10am.
  • The house will be open from 1pm, so we suggest you could go for a stroll through the gardens, or brisk walk in the parkland in the morning and head into the house in the afternoon.
  • Be aware that the property may have to close if our carpark becomes too full. We will remain closed until spaces become available. We canot guarantee how long this will take.
  • Be aware that there may be queues in the tearoom, and we will get to you as soon as we can!

Winter conservation in the house and garden.

During this period we get stuck into the vital conservation work needed to protect this special place. To complete this work, some areas of the garden may be closed. We don’t close the house or any of its rooms over the winter, as we think you’ll like to see what we’re up to.

Weekday visits.

Greys Court is busiest at weekends, especially throughout the festivities. If you’re hoping for a quieter, more relaxed day out we recommend where possible that you visit on a weekday. The tearoom and shop will also be less busy, so you can grab a warm drink and something to eat without having to brave the weekend queues.