Knebworth House opening for adventure!

Knebworth House has held the price of Personal Season Tickets at just £40 for 2018, making for a fantastic value season of enjoyment. With a Personal Season Ticket, you will receive free access to the historical deer Park, 28 acres of Formal Gardens, the much-loved Adventure Playground and the Trail of 72 life-sized dinosaurs on visitor Open Days between 24th March and 30th September 2018.

Exterior shot of Knebworth House taken from the gardens
Knebworth House gardens

2018 Opening dates (subject to amendments):

Weekends and Bank Holidays: 24 – 25 March, 21 April – 20 May, 9 – 24 June, 8 – 30 September

Daily:  30 March – 15 April, 26 May – 3 June, 30 June – 30 July

Park, Gardens, Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

House 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Raj Exhibition 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Last admission for all areas 4:00 pm

The rose garden at Knebworth House
The rose garden at Knebworth House


There have been gardens at Knebworth House since the 17th century, but the present layout was largely created by two of Britain’s most renowned garden designers; Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Popular features include the maze, walled vegetable garden, formal rose garden and colourful borders.

Three small children descending a slide at Knebworth House adventure playground
Knebworth House adventure playground

Adventure Playground

The Park’s superb adventure playground is perfect for children to let off steam. Have fun on the astro and drop slides, play on the swings, slides and walkways of Fort Knebworth, whizz down the zip wire, bounce on the dino bouncy castle and try the interactive splash water play features. There is plenty of space for games and picnics, with large covered picnic shelters.


Dinosaur Trail

Follow the trail through the Wilderness Garden and discover the 72 life-sized prehistoric creatures in the shrubbery! Listen to the wind-up sound boxes and draw like a cave-man on our chalkboard.


Many events have free entry with a Personal Season Ticket

Season Ticket holders receive free entry to many fantastic events throughout the Season, worth a total value of over £120! Starting with:


Easter Trail – 30-31st March

Children can follow the trail symbols around the Gardens and Dinosaur Trail and complete the Easter trail sheet to claim an Easter Treat! Trail Sheets will be available from the Gift Shop for £1 (sold separately to Park & Gardens admission, last sheet sold 3:00 pm).


Easter Medieval Jousting – 1-2nd April

Cheer and jeer the Knights of Arkley as they perform 40-minute jousting battles in front of the House. The Green Dragon Bowmen Archery Club is also offering have-a-go archery at £2 for six arrows.

See website for the full list.

A grand room including chandelier and exotic rug with Knebworth House
A grand room within Knebworth House


Entry to the House costs a small supplement of £3.50 for adults and £3.00 for senior citizens / children. Tours are included and are guided on most days, lasting about an hour. The knowledgeable guides will tell visitors about the history of the House and the Lytton family that has lived there for over 500 years. On selected event days and Sundays in July and August, visits operate on a ‘free-flow’ basis with House Stewards in key areas.

For more information and ticketing please visit, or contact our Estate Offices 01438 812661 / [email protected].

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