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Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens

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

T: 01298 23114



*UPDATED 20th July 2022*

APRIL – SEPTEMBER Opening times: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – 5pm

Please note at quieter times the building may close earlier.

The building is closed Christmas Day / Boxing Day & New Years Day

Pavilion Tea Rooms: Serving homemade scones, cakes, freshly prepared sandwiches,  inventive vegetarian options and mouth-watering desserts. Open daily 11am – 2pm.

Pavilion Kitchen: Offering a takeaway service serving pizzas, hot/cold drinks, hot and cold snacks and a selection of cakes. Open daily from 9.30am – 5pm

Gallery in the Gardens: Gallery in the Gardens features the creative works of 45 local artists makers who are all members of the High Peak Artists group. Open daily from 9.30am – 5pm

Ice Cream Parlour: Open daily 11am  – 4pm

Coffee Van: Open weekends 8.30am – 3pm

Forest Gin Gift Shop: Open daily from 9.30am – 5pm

Miniature Train: Closed for Winter.

Boats on Boating Lake: Open weekend and school holidays 11am – 4pm (subject to weather)

Adventure Play Area Lakeside Kiosk: Open weekends and school holidays 11am – 4pm (subject to weather)

Adventure Play Area: Open daily

Kinders Garden Little Shop of Flowers: Located inside the Conservatory. Open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Conservatory: Free entry. The fish are waiting to say hello! Monday – Sunday 9.30am – 5pm

Public toilets: All toilets across the park are open currently open from 9.30am to 5pm daily.

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

Pavilion Kitchen offers casual dining, ideal for families including light snacks, freshly made pizza, hot and cold drinks, ice-cream and more.

Ice Cream Parlour offers more than 24 flavours of ice cream!

Outdoor seating area with picnic tables.

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

Boating Lake with rowing boats and pedalos. Check their website for the latest opening times and prices.

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.

Latest Events

H&H Classic Car Auction

H&H is one again returning to the Octagon Hall. The venue  become synonymous with H&H to their most loyal clientele dating back to their first auction in 1993. We encourage you to join us in celebration by consigning your popular classic vehicle to what promises to be a truly monumental auction in trading history.

Tuesday 26th July 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 9am

Wednesday 27th July 2022 at 1pm

BUYERS PREMIUM – 15% (incl. VAT @ 20%)

For further details please refer to:-

When: 26th & 27th July 2022

Entry / Cost: Entry to the auction is available by Catalogue (admits x2) at a cost of £10.00 plus postage.

Antique and Collectors Fair

The popular 2 day fair at the Pavilion Gardens is a mecca for vintage and antique lovers!

Over 100 quality stalls will fill the room with a wide range of items. If you are looking to add to you home, garden, wardrobe or collection it’s the place to visit.

For bookings and enquiries call 07803543467 or go to

When: 30th & 31st July 2022, 9am – 4.30pm (Sat), 9am – 4pm (Sun)

Entry / Cost: Adults £2.50, concessions £2, accompanied children free.

Outdoor Thursday Market

An outdoor Thursday market along the promenade with an assortment of stalls selling delicious local produce including cakes, jams, fresh bread, cheese, arts and crafts.

When: 4th August 2022, 9.30am – 2.30pm

Entry / Cost: Free

Saturday Bazaar

The Bazaars offer a great variety of stalls including:

  • Stylish ladies fashions, accessories and bodycare
  • Lots of gifts for the home including artwork, wood crafts, candles and fragrances.
  • Crafts, handcrafted textiles, soft toys and 3D greetings cards.
  • Antiques.
  • Foodie treats, fudge and olives.
  • We are always happy to welcome new traders to the Bazaars; we are especially looking for new food traders.

When: 6th August 2022, 10am – 4.30pm

Entry / Cost: Free

Toy Fair

The long-running Toy Fair is held in the Octagon Hall. The Buxton Toy Collectors Fair sees the historic Pavilion Gardens packed full with 150 stalls selling all kinds of toys, trains and models.

The dealers who take stalls at the show travel from all over the country and bring with them a huge selection of new and old collectable’s to sell. Prices start from just £1 and can run up to several hundred pounds for the very rarest items.

Collectors of die-cast models can find plenty of variety at Buxton. D.M. Promotional Models, Dalesman Die-cast and others all offer a huge selection of Corgi, Vanguards, Tekno, EFE, Lledo, Minichamps and other die-cast models – with many at bargain prices.

When: 7th August 2022, 10.30am – 3pm

Entry / Cost: Adults – £3, Senior Citizens – £2.50, Children £1 – (under 5s free), (Early Entry from 8am – £6)

BM & W Brass Time

On Sunday’s and Bank Holiday afternoons, from Easter Sunday to 11th September, there will be Concerts on the Don Redfern Memorial Bandstand, featuring local and regional bands, Orchestras & Choirs.

When: 7th August 2022, 2pm – 4pm

Entry / Cost: Free

Inflatable Fun Time in the Octagon Hall

Bramhall’s Amusements Children’s Inflatable Fun returns to the Octagon over the Summer holidays! Only one adult per child/group of children due to limited capacity.

When: 8th – 12th August 2022

Session Times:
9.30am – 11.30am
12.00pm – 2.00pm
2.30pm – 4.30pm

Entry / Cost: Sessions £5 per child (Aged 1 – 11 years), Adults – free