Rockingham Castle Garden Opening

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Gardens Opening 2020

We are delighted to announce, that following updated government advice, we are now able to open our gardens and grounds to visitors.

Our first open day will be Tuesday 23rd June.

We will be opening on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am – 4:30pm.  All tickets must be pre-booked in advance using our online ticketing system below.  This is to enable us to safely manage the visitor numbers on site with a limited number of tickets available on each open day.  We regret that tickets will not be available to purchase on arrival.

Tickets will go off sale 5 mins before the start time of each gardens open day session.

Refreshments will be available from our ‘Takeout Tea Room’ which will be located in the courtyard.  The Takeout Tea Room will be serving light refreshments, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. Last orders at 4pm.  Click here to view the full menu

There is also the option to pre-book a picnic bag when purchasing tickets.  Each adult picnic bag contains a filled baguette, a hot savoury, crisps, a piece of cake and a hot or cold drink of choice. Each Child picnic box contains a half sandwich, baby bel, pom bears, a fairy cake and a juice carton. Tickets for picnic boxes will go off sale 24 hours before the day of the visit.

Visitors are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds but we ask that they safely dispose of all litter.

Admission Prices.
Gardens admission: Adult £7.50, Children £3.50, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £15.00
Adult picnic bag – £10.00,  Children picnic bag  £5.00

We are asking that anyone with a complimentary ticket, Gardeners World 2 for 1 voucher and Historic House’s membership email the Estate Office ( to organise their tickets at least 24 hours prior to visiting.  The estate office is open from 9:30am – 4:30pm each weekday.

For our Younger Visitors.
We have masses of big open spaces for children to run around in and enjoy themselves. You are free to bring games to play but please refrain from playing ball games in the formal part of the garden.

The formal gardens are generally accessible to those with a mobility constraint. The paths throughout the formal gardens are gravelled. We have installed handrails, ramps and added a “by pass path” to a set of steps in the Rose Garden. The beautiful Wild Gardens are set in a steep sided Valley where access is more difficult. For further information please click here. 

Dogs are most welcome in the Gardens so long as they are kept under control and on a lead.

The toilets will be open during our open days.


If you have any further questions please click here to view our frequently asked questions.

Safety Information

Before visiting, please take a moment to read our latest information so you are aware of the safety measures in place.

We would like to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors is our priority and we have been working hard to ensure that Rockingham is ‘Covid-19 secure’.  We have following the governments ‘5 Steps to working safely’ which can be found here

We ask all visitors to still adhere to social distancing advice whilst onsite, staying two metres away from other visitors outside of their household. Where queuing is necessary there will be queuing spaces clearly.

In line with current advice we regret that St Leonards Church, the Dungeon and Audio Visual room,  Salvins Tower and Castle itself still remain closed.

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