General Facilities       

  • Orchard Kitchen cafe serving hot and cold drinks, lunches, homemade cakes and delicious cream teas
  • Picnic field ideally situated overlooking our 18th century barn and shaded by oak trees
  • Plant Centre selling a wide variety of plants and small trees inspired by the Arboretum
  • Shop with carefully sourced books, art and photography, gifts and items from local producers
  • Free parking with separate mobility spaces 20 metres from the Visitor Centre
  • Toilet facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Group bookings and coaches welcome by prior arrangement
  • Dogs welcome in the Arboretum on weekdays, and on the Woodland Walks during opening hours. Dog owners must follow our Doggy Code of Conduct.
  • Marks Hall Estate also has permissive footpaths that pass through some of the Estate. All walkers using the car park and facilities at Marks Hall Estate to access these permissive footpaths are required to purchase an admission ticket at the kiosk.

Family & Children

  • Baby-change facility in an accessible toilet
  • Pushchairs welcome in the Arboretum
  • The Wild Wood family play area within the 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 Estate.
  • 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 Marks Hall 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.

Car parking

On busy days if the car park is full, we will post 'Marks Hall Estate car park full' signs at the entrance to Marks Hall Road. Please look out for these signs and turn around when you see them if it is safe to do so. We will not be able to accept any further visitors once our car park is full. We will also post on our social media channels - Facebook and Twitter - so you can check before you leave home.