Windsor Great Park Carriage Rides
Enjoy this beautiful Royal Park from the comfort of an elegant horse-drawn carriage. Relax and unwind as you explore and discover Ancient Woodlands, glorious 18th Century Lakes, Grand Avenues, Vistas and delightful Gardens. We run all year round, on scheduled dates weather permitting. See our operating calendar or give us a call as the days may change according to the weather forecast. Rides start from the Visitor Centre at Savill Garden with kind permission from the Crown Estate. (see map and directions). The carriage stands one mins walk to the right of Savill Building, by the Cream House, we have a sign there. We travel at a leisurely pace, in the heart of Windsor Great Park to Cow Pond an 18th Century Lake with magnificent display of Waterlilies in June/July/August and tranquil reflections in Autumn/Winter, complete with Baroque Style Footbridge & Diamond Jubilee Arbour unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012.
Joanna, your carriage driver/guide has run the tours since 2009 and will provide history and lesser known facts about the area, with well-mannered carriage horses Henry or Delwyn, your horsepower on the day.
We love to organise your Wedding Proposal or special occasion.
Christmas Carriage rides when the Horse & Carriage will be beautifully decorated take place between December 4th & Jan 3rd on selected days.
All year round on selected dates, Mon to Fri, plus some Saturdays. See our Calendar (pink indicates the dates we are scheduled to run) these dates can change weekly according to the weather forecast. Rides take place between 10.30am & 2pm. It’s weather permitting & therefore payment on the day preferred, we don’t have card facilities, but accept cash payment or direct bank transfers. In very hot weather we limit the rides, and do not operate in constantly high temperatures 25 degrees or in rain or strong winds for safety. Early booking is recommended.
Carriage Ride Calendar
Call 07811 543019 for an instant booking or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking is essential, and you can request dates up to 2 months in advance. Or call to check availability. There is nothing to pay until the day, and we contact you the day before to confirm we are running once we know the weather forecast,
What happens if it rains?
The carriage is open topped, so we prefer you to see the beauty of Windsor Great Park on a fine day.
We will contact you by 10am on the day if weather prevents us operating. If we experience a shower whilst on a ride, we have lag rugs and umbrellas on board if required.
Where to find us?
Savill Gardens, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0UJ There’s plenty of parking, plus the award winning visitor centre
Savill Building (with a wavy roof) has all the visitor services, toilets, cafe, shop & plant sales.
The carriage starts from the Cream House, one mins walk to the right of the building, we have a sign there.
Follow the Brown tourist Signs with flower motif to Savill Garden on A308 from Windsor, A30 from Bagshot, or M25 Junction 13. It is just 4 miles South of Windsor Castle (10 mins by car/taxi) Any problem finding us just call 07811 543019.
Our Country Carriage has 6 seats but we use a max of 4 for weight and for social distancing. Either adults or combination of adults/children (60 stone weight restriction applies). There are two easy rise steps at the rear plus hand rails, so very easy access for the less mobile. We are proud to say our carriage was used by Her Majesty the Queen’s Equerry & Horsemaster for 26 years, Late Lt. Col. Sir John Miller.
Windsor Explorer 30 min tour
£75 per carriage
Suitable for all ages, family groups or couples who wish to be on their own. There’s always something interesting or colourful to see at any time of year. Enjoy birdsong & gentle sound of horses hooves as we make our way on Rhododendron Ride overlooking Savill Garden & The Queen Elizabeth Temperate House. We take a woodland trail through the charming Chapel Wood, fragrant Witch hazels in Jan/Feb, Magnolias/Cherry Blossom in Spring, cool shade in the heat of the Summer and vibrant Autumn Colours (National Collection of Japanese Maples). Enjoy the vista of Rangers Avenue, re-planted in 2013 to celebrate 60 years of stewardship by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, then a ‘hidden gem’ the beautifully restored Cow Pond an 18th Century ornamental lake. See a glorious display of Waterlilies in Summer & tranquil reflections in Winter, plus Baroque Style Footbridge & Diamond Jubilee Arbour unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 2012. The tour is circular starting and finishing close to Savill Building. Ask about our Romantic Proposal Rides where we can stop at the lakeside for you to take a gentle stroll to the footbridge the perfect spot to ‘pop the question’ and take some wonderful photographs.
Windsor Explorer 1 hour tour
£150 per carriage
After Cow Pond the carriage continues on Rhododendron Walk towards Bishopsgate or Smiths Lawn, past ancient oaks, beech & a magnificent redwood. As we approach the Deer Park, keep a look out for Stags, you may be lucky to see some! Enjoy views of the entrance to Royal Lodge, Cumberland Lodge & the the famous Guards Polo Club, from Spring to Autumn we often seem them practising. The circular tour continues on a private roads overlooking The Savill Garden and last but not least past one very special 950 year old Oak Tree!
Romantic Proposals in a Royal Park
£150 per carriage
What could be more romantic than travelling on an elegant horses-drawn carriage and stopping by a beautiful 18th Century Lake. We believe we have one of the best places to propose in the country, hidden away in the heart of Windsor Great Park, we invite you to take a stroll to the Georgian Footbridge with Diamond balustrade or the Diamond Jubilee Arbour, an Oak covered seat unveiled Queen Elizabeth in 2012 as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, either spot would be the ideal place to go on bended knee!
Call Jo to see how we arrange the surprise, and we have a back up plan should the weather prevent the carriage operating, there’s another bridge and covered area inside the The Savill Garden by the stream all ready for you! Contact Jo 07811 543019
Afternoon Tea & Carriage Rides
Afternoon Tea is available everyday from The Savill Kitchen at Savill Garden (plus coffee & lunches of course)!
Carriage Rides are weather permitting as its an open carriage
Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Spring & Autumn Colour Spectacular, Windsor Horse Show week, Royal Ascot Week, Summer Picnic Rides & our very popular Festive Carriage Rides at Christmas & New Year!