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Facilities

Facilities at Wrest Park

  • Parking

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    Plentiful free parking is available in the walled garden area. Please follow signs. There is also additional overflow parking if necessary. Disabled visitors may park in the disabled parking bays within the walled garden close to the visitor centre.
  • Food And Drink

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    Our café located in the walled garden provides the perfect pit stop to refuel after a full day out. Choose from a variety of delicious soups and sandwiches and scrumptious cakes all made from locally-sourced produce.

    See our Food and Drink page for more details of what we offer at Wrest Park.

  • Picnic Area

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    Discover the endless selection of walks, picnic areas and places to explore or simply sit back and dream of days gone by.
  • Shop

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    Gift shop selling exciting gift ranges, including homeware, fashion accessories, jewellery, cuddly toys, garden items, books and more. There is also a plant area, which amongst many other plants and exciting garden accessories, includes items from The Hairy Pot Plant Company which are grown in natural, organic, recyclable coir pots.
  • Toilets

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    Male and female toilets, including baby changing facilities, are located at the visitor centre. Toilets in the grounds are not accessible to wheelchair users, but there is a disabled toilet in the mansion.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs allowed on leads in the grounds. Assistance dogs welcome. Water available in bowl at visitor centre.

  • Exhibition

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    Find out more about the garden, and the people that shaped it, in our exhibition in the house.
  • Gardens

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    Stroll in the restored Italian and Rose Gardens. Enjoy miles of reinstated historic pathways as you discover the garden buildings, pavilion and statues. Boasting over 90 acres of glorious gardens, it's great for lovers of history, heritage and horticulture to indulge their passion.
  • Audio Tours

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    Audio tours included in the admission price. Available from the visitor centre, no deposit required. There may be limited availability during busy periods.
  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Baby changing facilities are located at the visitor centre.

    Bottle / Food Warming

    Yes, please ask a member of staff.

    Children's Audio Tour

    Yes

    Child Sized Portions

    Yes

    High Chairs

    There are 4 highchairs available in the café.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    Children's play area is situated near the café.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Yes
  • Education

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    Education

    Pre-booked education visits.

    Family Learning

    A range of activities to bring the garden to life for children - including a play area and special activity packs for families. Please note that a £10 refundable deposit is required for the activity packs.

    Interpretation for Children

    Specially designed children's activities.

  • Please Be Aware

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    Some traffic on site.

  • Venue Hire

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    Available For Event Hire

    Yes

    Civil Weddings

    Yes
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR
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