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Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6TN, England
+44 1444 894066
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Just a good regular place to have walk

Picturesque, chilled regular walk for me and the family long or short and nice house to wonder... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
via mobile
A lovely day out

We visited Wakehurst with friends and our young children. We are friends of Kew so entry and... read more

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Enjoy the vast and beautiful grounds of Wakehurst. Situated in West Sussex and set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst is glorious year-round with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve and an Elizabethan mansion. Besides the vast grounds, there is also a well-stocked gift shop, a cafe, a restaurant and a bakery.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“nt members” (81 reviews)
“national trust” (87 reviews)
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Wakehurst Place Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6TN, England
+44 1444 894066
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Picturesque, chilled regular walk for me and the family long or short and nice house to wonder around aswell

Thank georgesanuel84
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Wakehurst with friends and our young children. We are friends of Kew so entry and parking was free. We had a lovely time walking round the gardens - the only down side was that some areas were closed. We had coffee in the...More

Thank Laura25London
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As National trust members we decided to visit Wakehurst for a stroll on a nice winters day. Sadly, on arrival, the welcome from the lady on the ticket desk was incredibly rude and unhelpful, we were given no information and unfortunately spoilt the visit from...More

1  Thank Kim J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The walks around the grounds were good although several paths were closed with little or no signage . The pond paths were very muddy in places and I saw 3 people slip over trying to avoid the mud. The food is restaurant prices for canteen...More

2  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spring is sprouting at Wakehurst but £5 for 2 hours parking was a bit steep I thought and it increases to £10 for stays of more than 2.5 hours. We just got out in time !

3  Thank Allan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Connected with Kew Gardens with the seeds being raised here. Car parking is chargeable with National Trust. The gardens were a delight to wander round and the grounds include a lake. The plants are seasonal so always a change in scenery. Well worth a visit....More

Thank ehr100
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting Wakehurst Place for many years and love the place. The park looked wonderful in the spring sunshine. But today's experience at the Seed Cafe was not a pleasant one. Limited selection of food and very slow service as severely under-staffed. Also...More

1  Thank pippilongstocking645
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely winter walk here, but ended up going quite a bit further than planned as a number of paths were closed for maintenance. It is on a steep valley, which makes for a beautiful setting but was quite hard work coming back...More

Thank DomesticDuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk around the gardens. Up and down hills. Wouldn’t recommend it for very young children as very hilly.

Thank bradleyjackcollett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Wakehurst with my friend and our two babies, having visited many times before but not for several years. It’s an amazing place to visit and stroll about, if you have a baby so much is accessible with a buggy - more so than...More

Thank Vix84
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17 September 2017|
Response from Intrepidtravellers_8 | Reviewed this property |
For general admission I believe you need to leave well before the first entry for the lantern festival. All the details are on the website.
18 June 2017|
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Response from mjatsts | Reviewed this property |
Wakehurst Place has an 'assistance Dogs only' policy.
kate x
29 May 2017|
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Response from anniead2016 | Reviewed this property |
If you want a cuppa and to walk the grounds I'd say at least 3 hours.