All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Wrest Park

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR
0370 333 1181
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Wrest Park review

Wrest Park is a country estate located in Silsoe, Bedfordshire. There is a beautiful park and a Grade 1 listed country house. The formal gardens surrounding the house are also Grade 1 listed. English Heritage maintains the property.

There are over 90 acres to explore at Wrest park with stunning countryside views, pretty woodland walks and beautiful formal gardens. The gardens are in a range of styles from Dutch to Italian. The show-stopper being the formal Long Water walk.

Keep your eye out for hidden gems including an ornate marble fountain, a Chinese temple and a pretty bridge. Plus there are over 40 statues to spot around the gardens. Kids will love the relatively new play area. The play area has been inspired by the property and there is lots to climb and play on including a zip wire. It’s conveniently located next to the cafe. You can also make the most of the outdoor space by loaning an activity backpack and there’s also an audio trail that has been designed especially for children.

Indoors there is a sculpture gallery with some magnificent statues that are too frail to stay outside. You can book on a tour of their treasure trove of archaeological collections. These are £5 per person and are family-friendly. You can also look round some of the opulent staterooms in the house.

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FAQ and Further Information Wrest Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe that sells hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Beautiful parkland with an opulent house you can look around, formal gardens, woodland walks and a children’s play area. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage or Mid-range – An adult ticket without donation is £12.60, children 5-17 £7,60, under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Wrest park is open for most of the spring and summer with limited opening over the autumn and winter. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed on leads in the grounds. Assistance dogs welcome.

Are they accessible?

Wrest Park
Wrest Park
Wrest Park
Wrest Park
Photos credited to English Heritage

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