• Orchard Kitchen café serving hot and cold drinks, lunches, homemade cakes and delicious cream teas.
  • Picnic field ideally situated and shaded by oak trees.
  • Plant Centre selling a wide variety of plants and small trees inspired by the Arboretum.
  • 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 are welcome at Markshall Estate. Dog owners must follow our Doggy Code of Conduct.
  • Markshall Estate also has permissive footpaths that pass through some of the Estate. All walkers using the car park and facilities to access these permissive footpaths are required to purchase an admission ticket at the Visitor Centre.

Buggy Shuttle Service

Our volunteer driven buggies are available for buggy shuttles, at £1.00 per person per journey, on various dates throughout the year.

We offer prebooked guided buggy tours for individual or family groups. This takes about 1 hour and is charged at £10 in addition to the admission ticket. Please call the Visitor Centre Team on 01376 563796 or email [email protected], with at least 2 days notice, to request this service.

The funding goes directly back to the servicing and running costs of the buggy to ensure we can continue to operate this service.


  • Baby-change facility in an accessible toilet.
  • Pushchairs welcome in the Arboretum.
  • The Wild Wood and Chestnut Chase family play area within the Arboretum.
  • Children’s Trail running every open day. (See our events pages for further details and prices)