So here we are again, facing another lockdown as COVID-19 tightens its grip. The government announced on October 31 2020 that England will be placed in a lockdown again from Thursday 5 November. This time, however, there will be some differences, which is great news. Stemming from the fact that we will be encouraged to undertake plenty of exercise, many venues with gardens and parkland have been declared exempt from the lockdown.
Below we have listed out those venues that are able to stay open, as well as some of the finer details such as pre-booking requirements and other information. As announcements are made we will endeavour to update and add to this list.
Staying open in Surrey
National Trust: Outdoor spaces are staying open in the following venues; Box Hill, Claremont Landscape Gardens, Dapdune Wharf, Hatchlands Park, Devil's Punchbowl, Leith Hill, Polesden Lacey & Winkworth Arboretum. This will include gardens, parklands and car parks. Pre-booking essential and the booking cycle begins each Friday for the following week. Find out more.
Painshill Park: Open, pre-booking required for non-members. Find out more.
RHS Wisley: Pre-book a time slot before your visit. All shows cancelled. Find out more.
The Sculpture Park, Churt: Tickets must be pre-booked online. Find out more.
Garden centres: Most are staying open, including Secretts of Milford, Notcutts & all Squire's Garden Centres. Find out more.
Also remaining open are Parks & Playgrounds. You can also get some fresh air and exercise ideas by having a look at our Duck feeding & paddling (pack your wellies!) and our Family walks & cycles sections.