INFORMATION AND OPENING TIMES FOR STANSTED HOUSE AND PARK
THE ARBORETUM IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Stansted Park, including the Farm Shop, Garden Centre and Pavilion Tea Rooms, is open daily year round (opening hours may vary during public holidays)
The Farm Shop is open daily 10am - 4pm
The Garden Centre is open Mon-Sat 9am - 5.30pm, Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
The Pavilion Tea Room is open daily 9am - 5pm
THE WALLED GARDEN
Including access to the Dutch Garden and Arboretum is open daily 9am-5pm
The Light Railway is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10.30 to 3.30pm, weather permitting until the end of October
Car parks open 8am and close at 5pm.
In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, his family home, its beautiful contents and the Arboretum to the public. Visitors can explore the state rooms that are furnished as though the 10th Earl was still at home, giving you a real sense of a bygone era, including the extensive Servants' Quarters below stairs. The history of the house and the family are brought to life by knowledgeable and friendly guides who will can assist you throughout your visit.
ENTRY PRICES - during open season which runs from Easter Sunday to the end of September each year
Concessions £8 (60+, students)
Children £5 (5yrs - 16yrs) or FREE during holidays
Family Ticket £25 (2+3)
National Art Pass - 50% off standard entry price
Friends of Stansted Park Members - FREE - JOIN TODAY!
Historic Houses Members - FREE
DIRECTIONS TO STANSTED HOUSE
When arriving at Stansted Park please take the SOUTH ENTRANCE to the Garden Centre Car Park.
From there you can walk up to the House past the Farm Shop and Tearooms in the Walled Gardens.
You can access the House, Chapel and Grounds through the Dutch Garden.
We want to help you get the most out of your visit. We welcome visitors of all interests and abilities. The Walled Gardens, Garden Centre, craft workshops and Pavilion Tea Room all have level access, but some paths in the grounds are gravelled.
The Mansion is accessible by wheelchair lift and an inside passenger lift. We regret that we cannot accommodate large powered wheelchairs in these, please call ahead of your visit to find out more information and to avoid disappointment.
Please download our access statement or ask for a copy if you'd like more information. We also welcome feedback to help us improve our service.
You can read an independent review on the Disabled Access Information website Euan's Guide here.
The Garden Centre car park is the main car park for access to all Walled Garden attractions and the House.
There is a designated ‘disabled’ car park next to the Pavilion Tea Room for Blue Badge holders and beside the entry to the Garden Centre.
House visitors with mobility limitations may be dropped off beside the House by arrangement.
We regret that only assistance dogs are permitted in the gardens, maze and House. There is no shade in car parks. For reasons of public safety dogs are not allowed at general public events (dog themed events are an exception). Dogs on footpaths and bridleways in the Forest must be kept under close control.
Stansted Park supports the South Downs Responsible Visitor Charter for sustainable tourism.
The HOUSE is now closed for winter. We will reopen for the season on 31st March 2024. The season runs from Easter Sunday to the end of September each year* and opening times are as follows: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday only; 1pm - 5pm (last admission 4pm)