Useful information


Are you open Christmas Day or Boxing Day?
We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Are the follies guaranteed to all be open at the time stated?
Please be aware, that whilst we work hard to ensure all follies are available for you to see during your visit, this may not always be the case. We recommend calling us before travelling to check the opening times and avoid any disappointment.

Are dogs allowed at Painshill?
Dogs are very welcome on short leads, however, they are not allowed inside the follies unless it is a service dog. Dogs are not permitted at Painshill special events (except for service dogs), unless otherwise stated.

Can we picnic in the landscape? 
We would be delighted if you would picnic with us. Please ensure all rubbish is taken with you or put in one of the various bins located across the landscape. Barbeques are strictly prohibited.

Bicycles & Scooters
Bicycles and large Scooters are not permitted in Painshill; exceptions are micro-scooters or bicycles with stabilisers as used by children under the age of five (must be supervised by an adult at all times). A bicycle rack can be located at the Visitor Centre & Ticket Office, where bicycles may be stored at the owners’ risk.

Can I fly a drone?
Drones, props, signs or free-standing photography equipment including tripods and easels are not permitted without prior permission from Painshill. Anyone found operating a drone over the landscape may be fined.

Can I take photographs & videos for non-commercial purposes?

For all commercial & non-commercial photography, you must obtain a permit from Painshill. For further information regarding permits please contact us via email at or call 01932 868113.

Oak Processionary Moth

Essential pesticide spraying will take place at Painshill during June & July to manage Oak Processionary Moth activity (a non-native invasive insect). View our Oak Processionary Moth page for more information.

Painshill Regulations

Regulations apply to each and all individuals when visiting Painshill. Click here to view a copy of our regulations.