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Knebworth House, Gardens, and Adventure playground - Coronavirus update

Following recent government directive, and with the Rule of Six or up to two households in place from the 29th March Knebworth Park’s Adventure Playground including Fort Knebworth can open in time for the Easter break, alongside the Gardens and Dinosaur Trail, which successfully re-opened for exercise in late February.

From the 29th March the Adventure Playground, Dinosaur Trail, Park and Gardens will all be open daily to visitors through the Easter break. With the rule of six in place this is a perfect location to catch up with friends, family and loved ones and re-connect in the fresh Spring air surrounded by nature.

Pre-booking online is essential with time-slots of 10am – 2pm, 11am – 3pm, 12pm – 4pm and 1pm – 5pm available to access the Gardens and Dinosaur Trail.

Season Ticket Holders, RHS members and Historic Houses members are not required to pre-book for entrance.  

During these difficult times the health & safety of visitors will remain of utmost importance to Knebworth House, who have implemented further practices to safeguard all on site:

  • Limited capacity on site
  • Signage displayed throughout the site advising staff and public to regularly wash their hands and follow the catch it, bin it, kill it guidelines.
  • Clear guidelines have been issued to all staff.
  • The House, Maze and Drop Slides will remain closed.
  • The Tea Room will be offering a takeaway service only.
  • Markers have been places 2 meters apart in areas where there may be a queue to encourage social distancing.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimens have been put in place.
  • The fort will have limited capacity, and will be monitored by staff.

Park & Gardens admission includes entry to the Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail!

Family fun in the Gardens

There is so much to do in the Gardens offering great fun for all ages. Children under 3 years of age are admitted to the Gardens and Park free of charge. Click here to find out more.

Garden Activities

Venture into the Wilderness Garden – look out for the Willow House.

Listen to the wind-up sound box and identify the wild birds from their song

Dinosaur Trail

Our famous Dinosaur Trail in the Wilderness Garden is very popular with younger visitors. The 72 life-sized dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures can be found grazing amongst the shrubbery. Exploring the woodland paths, children can learn about the T-Rex, the Woolly Mammoth and other fascinating pre-historic creatures. There are information boards throughout the Dinosaur Trail and a huge chalk board for creating your own ‘cave-man drawings’.  Look out for the wind-up sound box and make some dinosaur roars.

Adventure Playground

The Adventure Playground is a favourite destination for our younger visitors. Children can play all day on the swings, slides and play equipment.

The Playground’s cash-only kiosk serves drinks and ice-creams. Please feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the Park.  Large covered picnic shelters are provided for visitors to use. There is plenty of space for car and coach parking near the Adventure Playground and in the barns car park.


Astroglide Slide

Children under 1 metre MUST be accompanied by a responsible person over 16 years old on the same mat.
This slide has no minimum height restriction (when accompanied by a responsible person) but ALL riders MUST be able to walk unaided to be able to take a turn.


Accessibility arrangement 

Parking is available directly in front of the House by prior arrangement.  Accessible car parking spaces are available to anyone who requires it at the playground and the barns car park.

The Garden paths are mostly gravel.

Guide dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for the deaf are permitted throughout the House, Gardens and Park.

Free admission for full time carers on a 1:1 basis

Knebworth House and Park operates the standard admission policy that essential companions accompanying any paying visitor may receive complimentary admission providing that they can present one of the following pieces of evidence on arrival at the ticket kiosk.

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA);
  • Attendance Allowance (AA);
  • Blind Persons Registration;
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP);
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).
  • CredAbility’s Access Card with +1 symbol
  • CEA Card

Without proof as listed standard admission entry charges will apply. Any further members of the party will pay full price.

Unfortunately we cannot accept blue/orange badges, HANDS cards, carers passport etc.

We are happy to offer assistance to visitors wherever possible and if you have any further queries please contact the duty manager.

More Information

For more detailed information about accessing Knebworth House, Gardens and Park please read our Access Statement or call the Estate Office who will be happy to advise 01438 812661.

Access Guide 2018

2021 Opening Times:

Gardens & Dinosaur Trail, Park and Adventure Playground 
11:00 am to  5:00 pm

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Knebworth House & Park are accessed direct from the Junction 7 roundabout of the A1(M) motorway at Stevenage South, 29 miles north of London. There are signs on both carriageways of the motorway. There is plenty of free parking. If you are using a Sat Nav system use the post code of the Stevenage Novotel at Junction 7 – SG1 2AX – not the Knebworth House post code.

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Where to go

Knebworth House
Knebworth Park
Old Knebworth
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
27 March – 18 April Daily 24 April – 23 May Weekends & Bank Holidays 29 May – 6 June Daily 12 – 13 June Weekend 3 July – 5 September Daily 11 – 26 September Weekends From 29th March time-slots of 10am – 2pm, 11am – 3pm, 12pm – 4pm and 1pm – 5pm available to access the Park, Gardens, Dinosaur Trail and Adventure Playground
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Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old