What to expect from your visit to Packwood

View of Packwood from the road

The parkland, garden, café, shop, house (Friday-Tuesday) and toilet facilities at Packwood are open (normal opening times apply) and we no longer have a booking system in place for visits. 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 welcome in the car park, on public footpaths across the estate, on the cafe terrace and in the barn yard, only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden.

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 just as you enter the car park, 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 head into the shop on the left as you enter the barn yard.

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.

House

The doors to the house are now open (Friday-Tuesday), the blinds are up, the clocks are wound, and visitors can once again come and enjoy the house. Things are a little different at the moment, but we still have our downstairs rooms open for you to explore. Our volunteers are here to welcome you and share stories about the history of the house and collection. 

Access to the house is on a first come first serve basis via timed ticket.

Facilities

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

Food and Beverage - Our café is now open serving a range of hot and cold food and drink and our indoor and outdoor seating is now open 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 café.

Shopping at Packwood - The shop here at Packwood is located in the New Build and is now open daily from 9am-5pm.

Accessibility

The gardens have some gravel paths and uneven areas but all the paths are suitable for wheelchairs.

Dogs

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.