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 and enjoy February half term. 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.

Our top tips:

  • Get here early - our busiest time for the car park can be from 11.30am until 2pm, so try to get here as soon as possible from when we open at 10am.
  • Please 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 try to keep as much as the house open as we can during this period, but from time to time we may have to close a room. Our house volunteers and staff will be happy to talk to you about what conservation work is going on inside.

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.