Plan Your Visit

The House, Grounds and Tea Bar are currently closed to the public following the government guidelines.  However, we are offering limited prebookable picnic hampers to enjoy within the grounds.

Picnic In Style At Avington Park

Sunday 28th June SOLD OUT

Sunday 5th July SOLD OUT

Sunday 12th July SOLD OUT

Treat yourselves to a picnic in the park, simply book a time and collect your individual hamper from the Orangery within the grounds. Ample space to park, relax and take in the beautiful views of the stately home and lake. Just bring along your picnic blanket or chairs and we will supply the picnic hamper.

Bookings will be limited. £18.50 per adult £11 per child (includes VAT), includes entry to the grounds from 1.30pm to 5pm.  Our individual picnic hampers will be filled with a selection of sandwiches, cheese straws, scone with clotted cream and jam, lemon drizzle cake and a chocolate brownie.

Picnic Menu

To book, please email confirming the hamper collection time of 1.30pm, 2.30pm or 3.30pm. Gluten-free and vegetarian menu on request.  Advance booking only and payment (BACS transfer only) required by Midday the Wednesday beforehand.

Opening measures listed below:

  • Maximum of 6 people per group/booking as per government guidelines
  • Pre booked picnics to be enjoyed on the south or west lawn – please note individual picnic areas are not marked out, groups to comply with the 2metre social distancing protocols throughout their visit.
  • Both entrances open, parking directions on arrival.
  • Tea and coffee facilities (disposable cup) will be provided for you to help yourself
  • Toilets will be open
  • Please bring your own picnic blankets and/or chairs
  • Critically, please do not visit Avington Park if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or should be self-isolating.
  • Grounds only open for those who have pre booked the afternoon tea.
  • Avington Park House will remain closed to the public.
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Approved by Winchester City Council

Please contact the office for further information: 01962 779260

Directions & Access

Entrance for cars: what3words – backyards.pricier.blocking
Entrance for coaches: what3words –


Everyone was so welcoming, thank you to all those involved for a truly enjoyable experience.  I LOVED the house. It was so pretty and had a feeling of a true home. Seend Historic Club

Many of our travelers commenting that it was their favourite visit of the tour! Just Go Holidays

Thank you for making the occasion so pleasant, aided of course by the treasures that the house contains and the wonderful setting. Rosemary – Salisbury NT

Your staff are refreshingly polite. This was our first visit and we were warmly welcomed as we were informed of the schedule and facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and will happily recommend family and friends to visit. Avington Park is a credit to you. Thank you for taking care of this beautiful place and for opening your doors to the public. Mr and Mrs Ticehurst

The house was very interesting and the lunch was delicious – the best Christmas meal we’ve had.  We were guided round the house by Helen and she knew her stuff definitely.  And thank you for all you did to make it possible. S Stevenson-Hamilton – Chichester Cultural Excursions

Thank you for a wonderful tour and delicious lunch-everybody loved their visit and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.  They felt privileged to be allowed to come to Avington Park and felt the house was very special. Charlotte Strutt – Heritage Touring

A huge thank you for all your help and hard work helping to make last week’s HHA tour such an outstanding success-everyone had a fantastic time and were hugely complimentary about the catering, guides and organisation.  Philip Duly HHA friends

We really enjoyed our visit today, the house and grounds are beautiful, all the staff are really friendly and informative and the cakes and scones were delicious.   Jo Dotor – Basingstoke Towns Womens Guild

At Avington we have a responsibility to care for and conserve our site, and to maintain the safety of our visitors, staff, tenants and livestock.  We therefore do not permit any unapproved or unscheduled drone use on or over Avington Park.