Spring is here and we are busy getting ready to welcoming the public again! The first couple of openings are usually very busy and we do not wish to spoil the experience of your visit by having to disappoint customers who want to tour the house. We strongly advise and would appreciate that you complete the form here.
The house, grounds and tea bar will be open to the public from May to September on Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in August from 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Tours run hourly from 2.30pm and include the front of the house, the main hall, the library, conservatory, and on the first floor, the ballroom and the drawing room. Last guided tour is at 4.30pm.
To avoid disruption and congestion in the village, please park within the grounds of Avington Park.
Please note we don’t take credit cards, please pay in cash or by cheque. Thank you.
Avington welcomes visitors with disabilities and our staff will be happy to give assistance when needed. Wherever possible, it would be helpful if we could be notified in advance to ensure that ramps are in place. The main hall, the library and conservatory are all on the ground floor. There is one step up to the library and two up to the conservatory. A ramp is available.
There is no lift to the first floor, so the ballroom and drawing room are only accessed by the stairs which are wide and fairly gentle.
There are spacious facilities for the disabled by the orangery. The grounds are accessible on well maintained gravel paths and lawns. There is a sloping lawn leading to the church of St Mary’s.
Official Guide Dogs are welcome in the house. Well behaved dogs are permitted in the grounds, but must be kept on leads.