Knebworth House & Adventure Playground to Reopen

  • 30 Jun 2020
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Following recent government directive, Knebworth House and Adventure Playground including Fort Knebworth can now open, alongside the Gardens and Dinosaur Trail, which successfully re-opened, with social distancing and health & safety measures in place to visitors on Wednesday 27th May.

From Saturday 4th July the majority of Knebworth House’s attractions including the House, Park, Gardens, Dinosaur Trail and Adventure Playground will be open again to visitors.

Pre-booking online is essential with time-slots of 11am - 2pm and 2pm - 5pm available for access to the Formal Gardens and Dinosaur Trail. The ticket is valid for the full day for use at the Park and Adventure Playground between the opening hours of 11am – 5pm. The Fort will have limited capacity, and will be monitored by staff counting in and out visitor access. Some of the play equipment will be out of use until further easement is issued.

A separate ticket will need to be purchased to access the House, access to the Gardens, Dinosaur Trail, Park and Adventure Playground will be included in this ticket. The house will open from 12pm - 5pm.

Season Ticket holders, RHS members and Historic Houses members are also required to book a time slot, but will not be charged.

During these difficult times the health & safety of visitors and staff will remain of utmost importance to management, who have implemented strict practices to safeguard all on site including:

  • Making hand sanitiser available on site for staff and visitor use.
  • Displaying clear signage throughout the site advising staff and visitors to wash their hands regularly and follow the catch it, kill it, bin it guidelines.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes.
  • Welcoming visitors with a smile instead of a handshake.
  • Social distancing measures and signage.
  • Limited Capacity and timed access.
  • One-Way system around the House and Gift Shop.
  • The bouncy castle, drop slides and maze will remain closed.
  • Takeaway tea, coffee and snack offers.

Knebworth House are keen to offer a safe space for families to enjoy the Summer months ahead. The 28 acres of Gardens including the Dinosaur Trail is a great location to watch the seasonal flowers bloom while children can follow the trail of 72 life-sized dinosaurs through the wilderness garden.

The Adventure Playground with Fort Knebworth is a great place to get some fresh-air and let the children let off some steam, and the Park is perfect for picnics and ball games.

It is a fantastic day out at £10 per person, or £14 per person for a House ticket. Family tickets are also available.

The Covid-19 situation is being monitored daily by management and their website and social media channels will be updated as the situation changes. The attraction does however ask visitors to follow government advice and remain at home if you have any symptoms.

Managing Director, Martha Lytton Cobbold Commented:

“We are really looking forward to safely welcoming our season ticket holders and public visitors to the House and Adventure Playground from Saturday 4th July. The re-opening of our Gardens and Dinosaur Trail has gone extremely well, so we are thrilled to be re-opening more attractions. We are working hard and proactively to enable continued safe access, retain employment and our business. Thank you very much for your ongoing support.”

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