Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens Buxton, St. John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE  

T: 01298 23114


Opening Times: 

Ice Cream Parlour Window: 9.30am – 4.30pm, offering a takeaway service with ice creams, hot/cold drinks and snacks.

Pavilion Kitchen (takeaway): 10am – 4pm, offering a takeaway service serving pizzas, hot/cold drinks, hot and cold snacks and a selection of cakes.

Gallery in the Gardens: 9.30am – 5pm, access via the main doors on the promenade

Forest Gin, The Little Shop and Forest Gin Garden: (in the retail arcade), access via the main doors on the promenade, Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 6pm / Friday & Saturday 9.30am – 8pm / Sunday 9.30am – 5pm

Miniature Train:

Lakeside Kiosk:

Boats on Boating Lake:



The Car Park toilets are currently closed for maintenance but the kiosk toilets are currently open 10am – 4pm daily.

The Ice Cream takeaway window is currently at weekends for takeaway ice cream, snacks and hot drinks. The kiosk window at the Boating Lake is also open for hot drinks and snacks at weekends.

COVID-19 Information

  • The COVID-19 Community Testing Centre is now open inside the Octagon Hall, open 7 days a week 9am – 7pm. The testing centre is NOT for anyone with coronavirus symptoms. You do not have to book, just walk-in. Find out more here.
  • During May 2021, Markets & Fairs will resume in The Octagon Hall
  • Social distancing measures are in place.
  • Staff will be following strict hand washing guidelines and will be trained in COVID-19 precautions.
  • Various measures are in place to ensure cleanliness and sanitisation.
  • Card payments only at this time.

Dating back to 1871, nestled in 23 acres of gardens with water features, lakes and miniature railway.

Pavilion Cafe and Coffee Bar offer light snacks, full menu, hot and cold drinks and ice-cream.

Gallery in the Gardens (located in the Gift Boutique) showcases 40 local artist’s works and members of High Peak Artists group.

Boating Lake has rowing boats and pedalos – £10 for 30 minutes or £14 for 45 minutes per boat. The boats will re-open in Spring 2020. Boats take up to 4 people and will be available 10.30am Monday – Saturday with last admission at 4pm, and from 12.30pm on Sundays, with last admission at 4pm.

Tourist Information is now available at the Buxton Visitor Centre in the The Pump Room, near The Crescent, where knowledgable staff can offer local tourist information about Buxton, the High Peak and Peak District area.

There is a year round programme of events of markets, fairs and children’s activities as well as special events during Easter, summer and at Christmas.

Parking is available on site at the 270 space parking bay located on the corner of St. John’s Road and Burlington Road. Please note that the under section of the car park closes and is locked between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00am. Cars wishing to be released after 6pm and before 8am will incur a charge. There are eight disabled car parking bays on the ground level of the car park.

Coach parking: Pavilion Gardens allows coaches to drop their passengers off on the Promenade by prior arrangement. Coach parking is available on Burlington Road (SK17 9AY). Coaches can also park on the Promenade provided that they have arranged this prior to visiting. Additionally the Sylvan Coach park is situated off the roundabout at the intersection of the A6/A53. For directions you can contact the Pavilion Gardens.

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