General Facilities       

  • Tea rooms serving drinks, freshly prepared lunches, cakes baked on site and delicious cream teas
  • Picnic field beautifully situated overlooking our 18th century barn and shaded by oak trees
  • Plant centre selling wide variety of plants and small trees inspired by the Gardens and Arboretum
  • Gift shop with carefully sourced books, gifts and items from local producers
  • Free parking with separate mobility spaces 20 metres from the Visitor Centre
  • Toilet facilities
  • Free wi-fi
  • Group bookings and coaches welcome by prior arrangement - click for details.
  • Assistance dogs only welcome in the Arboretum and Visitor Centre. Dog walking routes on our woodland walks accessible from the car park

Family & Children

  • Baby-change facility in an accessible toilet
  • Pushchairs welcome in the Arboretum
  • Children’s play area within Arboretum


  • Mobility parking available within 20 metres of our Visitor Centre
  • Visitor Centre and toilets accessible via level surface through the front entrance or via side door with ramp access
  • Adapted toilet at the Visitor Centre
  • Visitors supported by carers are entitled to a complementary entry per person for their support worker/carer. Attendants cannot be provided by Marks Hall
  • Network of hard surfaced paths provide full wheelchair and pushchair access from the Visitor Centre through the central area of the arboretum up to the walled garden
  • Path network generally level with the exception of the path from the Visitor Centre to the old mansion house site which has reasonably steep incline – alternate level routes are available.
  • Paths in the wider arboretum generally grass rides
  • Woodland walks mostly on surfaced paths
  • 2 manual wheelchairs available for loan subject to availability (booking advised)
  • 2 volunteer-driven golf buggies (1 x 3-seat, 1 x 5-seat) available for use by visitors with restricted mobility. Only available in the Spring and Summer Months and booking is essential, charges apply.
  • Assistance dogs are welcomed anywhere onsite.