What to expect on your visit to Greys Court

View of the house at Greys Court in the winter from the top lawn

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to visit Greys Court and enjoy the gardens and nature we’ve all missed. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, we’ve reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time and have introduced a booking system.

We've reopened the gardens, estate and tea-room for takeaway only at Greys Court. Please note the mansion and shop remain closed.

Whether you arrive by car, bicycle or on foot, you will need to book your ticket in advance of your arrival at Greys Court. Here are some top tips to help you plan your day.

How to book

We recommend that all visitors book a ticket in advance, including members. Booking is essential on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary, however if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
  • Please bring your membership card with you.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens, estate, and tea-room for takeaway only at Greys Court are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Parking and arrival  

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a member of staff. Please have your tickets and membership card to hand. Please arrive within your 30-minute timeslot. If you’re more than 10 minutes late for your arrival slot then entry will be at the discretion of the property team. Once you arrive on site, you can stay as long as you like until we close at 4pm.

Winter sunshine at Greys Court, Oxfordshire
Winter sunshine through the trees near the entrance to the house at Greys Court
Winter sunshine at Greys Court, Oxfordshire

Staying safe

We’ve reduced the number of people we can welcome to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit.

There is currently a one way route through the walled gardens to help maintain social distancing. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. A map of the estate will be available to take a picture of when you arrive, and staff will be on hand to help with directions.

Please note face coverings are required in the tea-room and toilets.

What’s open and at what time?

Gardens and parkland: Mon - Sun 10am – 4pm (last entry at 3pm, gates locked at 4pm)

Tea-room (for takeaway only): Mon – Sun 10am – 3.30pm.

We're sorry but the mansion, shop, maze, children's play area, donkey wheel and second hand bookshop remains closed.


Please note our accessible parking by the house is not currently available. Please speak to our staff at Visitor Reception about an alternative.

There is an adapted toilet in the toilet block with baby-changing facilities. Full access information is available on the front page of our website under 'Facilties and Access'.

Notes on your visit  

  • Please take your litter home with you. This helps us keep everyone safe. 
  • Dogs are welcome on short leads on the estate walks only. Dogs are not permitted in the walled gardens.
  • There will be no first aid cover from staff during your visit. If you require assistance, please let a member of staff know so they can coordinate an emergency response. 
  • No barbeques are permitted on site. 

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve worked hard to reopen our places, and we want to keep them open. But we’re all in this together and we need your help to enable us to keep places open safely. 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.