Pavilion Gardens Events and What’s On for 2024

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

T: 01298 23114

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About

Opening times: 

MONDAY – FRIDAY

January – February 9.30am 3pm
March 9.30am 5pm
April – September 9.30am 5pm
October 9.30am 4.30pm
November – December 9.30am 3pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

January – February 9.30am 4pm
March 9.30am 4pm
April – September 9.30am 5pm
October 9.30am 5pm
November – December 9.30am 4.30pm

Please note at quieter times the building may close earlier.

The building is closed Christmas Day / Boxing Day & New Years Day and will also close at the earlier time of 2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

  • Adventure Play Area – Open daily 

  • Lakeside Kiosk/Hut – Open from the February half-term until October half-term, during school holidays and at weekends  (subject to weather)

  • Toddler’s Soft Play Area (inside the Pavilion Kitchen) – Open daily from 9.30am

  • Buxton Brewery Shop and Bar – Open daily from 9.30am
  • Gallery in the Gardens art gallery – Open daily from 9.30am 

  • Boating Lake Currently closed for the winter. Re-Opening Spring 2024.

  • Gardens – Always open

  • Pavilion Kitchen  – During winter: Open 9.30am – 3pm Weekdays, 9.30am – 4pm Weekends 

  • Pavilion Tea Rooms  – Open from Thursday to Sunday between 12pm and 2pm: Throughout January & February, they are offering 10% off your food & drink bill in the Tearooms on Thursdays & Fridays (T&Cs apply, excludes Afternoon Tea)

  • Ice Cream Parlour – Open during events only currently

  • Miniature Train – Open 11am – 4pm at weekends and school holidays (weather permitting)
  • Toilets – Toilets across the park are currently open from 9.30am to 5pm daily. 

  • Lakeside Hut: Open weekends and school holidays (weather permitting)

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

Changing Places toilet: There are several disabled toilets within the Pavilion Gardens building, including a  “Changing Places” facility. The car park and kiosk toilets are accessible by use of a Radar key. If you have other specific needs, please contact the Pavilion Gardens and they will endeavour to help you.

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, home to the High Peak Artists groups, showcases more than 40 local artist’s works covering a multitude of disciplines including various forms of painting; printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles & jewellery.

Boating Lake boasting 11 boats; 6 rowing boats and 5 pedalos with each one allowing up to 4 people.

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 6pm and 8am. 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.

Car Parking

Along St John’s Road (SK17 9AR) you will find the Pavilion Gardens car park.  The car park is owned and managed by High Peak Borough Council.  More information on parking in Buxton can be found here.

There are 199 spaces, 15 disabled spaces and toilets in this car park.

Parking is on a pay and display basis with the following charges:

0-1 hour = £1.60
1-2 hours = £2.20
2-4 hours = £3.60
Over 4 hours = £5.40

After 6pm – car parking is free.
Blue badge holders are free.

Charges apply Monday to Sunday from 8am – 6pm.

Please note, the under section of the car park closes and is locked between the hours of 6pm and 8am. Cars wishing to be released after 6pm and before 8am will incur a charge.

For a full list of car parking facilities across Buxton, go to explorebuxton.co.uk/parking-in-buxton

Coach Parking

Coaches can drop their passengers off on the Promenade by prior arrangement. Coach parking is available on Burlington Road (SK17 9AY). Coaches are also able to park on the Promenade provided that they have arranged this with the Pavilion Gardens prior to visiting – please see contact details above.

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.

Disabled Access

There are eight disabled car parking bays on the lower level of the car park. The ground floor is accessible to wheelchair users throughout and there is a wheelchair accessible lift from the ground floor foyer to the Pavilion Arts Centre, which is also accessible from St. Johns Road.

The Pavilion Arts Centre is still split level, so wheelchair users will only be able to access the entrance level area. There are several disabled toilets within the Pavilion Gardens building, and also the car park and kiosk area. The car park and kiosk toilets are accessible by use of a Radar key. If you have other specific needs, please contact us and we will endeavour to help as best we can.

Latest Events

Bramhall’s Amusements Inflatable Fun Time in the Octagon Hall, Pavilion Gardens

When: 19th – 23rd February 2024, session times 9.30am – 11.30am, 12.00pm –2.00pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, (Some dates may be subject to time changes)

Bramhall’s Inflatable Fun Time is back.  Advance booking is essential to guarantee entry. More information and online bookings: ticketsource.co.uk/bramhallsamusements-inflatablefun

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

Weekend Bazaar

When: 24th & 25th February 2024, 10am – 4.30pm

The Bazaars offer a great variety of stalls. 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.

Entry / Cost: Free

Antique & Collectors Fair

When: 2nd & 3rd March 2024, 9am – 4.30pm (Sat), 9am – 4pm (Sun)

This hugely popular Antiques Fair returns to Buxton. A mecca for vintage and retro lovers with a wide variety of dealers including furniture, homewares, jewellery, china and crockery, watches, magazines and memorabilia and much more. Over 100 quality stalls will fill the room with a wide range of items.

For more information, go to halcyonfairs.co.uk

Entry / Cost: Adults £2.50, concessions £2, accompanied children free.
(subject to change)

Thursday Market

When: 7th March 2024, 10am – 3pm

Thursday Markets take place throughout the year, usually on the first Thursday of the month, undercover in the Octagon Hall or outdoors along the Promenade in the summer months. Featuring local producers selling jams, honey, pickles, pies and more.

Entry / Cost: Free

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

When: 10th March 2024, various time slots

Is there a better way to spend Mother’s Day than with a delicious Afternoon Tea? On Sunday 10th March the Pavilion Gardens Tea Room are offering every mum a free glass of Prosecco along with their delicious and freshly prepared Afternoon Tea.
The AT includes a selection of miniature cakes and macaroons, scones baked by The Bakewell Bakery served with Jam, Cream and Butter, a range of delicious fresh homemade finger sandwiches: Ham and Sun Blushed Tomatoes. Salmon, Cream Cheese, Chive and Pickled Cucumber. Egg Mayonnaise and Rocket. Your choice of hot drink and a free glass of Prosecco for Mum. Vegetarian and Kids options are also available. You can also upgrade your hot drink to some fizz for everyone. £22.50 per adult, £9 per child. More information and tickets can be booked here: https://bit.ly/3SEn6g9

Entry / Cost: £22.50 per adult, £9 per child

Artist & Designer Fair 

When: 16th & 17th March 2024, 10am – 4.30pm

Over 35 exhibitors’ showcasing the very best of art, furniture, ceramics, silverware, glassware, jewellery, textiles, photography and other designer-led products from across the region and beyond. All of the exhibitors’ design and make their own products and many of them are able to offer personalised bespoke commissions. Come along and take a look at the fabulous mix of unique original artwork, prints and cards, and the stunning handcrafted jewellery, homeware and gifts.

Entry / Cost: Free

Afternoon Dancing

When: 19th March 2024, 1pm – 4pm

Afternoon Dancing in the magnificent Octagon Hall is returning in 2024! Each dance runs from 1pm until 4pm with music provided by our returning MC JoDanceDJ!

Entry / Cost: Tickets are priced at £9.00 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits.

Peak District Music Centre Gala Concert

When: 22nd March March 2024, 7.30pm

At Peak District Music Centres they believe in inspiring young people with a life-long passion for music-making.

With the enjoyment and enthusiasm that comes from being part of an ensemble, and encouraged by a wonderful team of experienced and dedicated directors and players, their young musicians gain in confidence and skill with every rehearsal.

Entry / Cost: TBC. Tickets will be available to book online soon.

Disco for Grown Ups

When: 23rd March March 2024, 7.30pm

Following the huge success of the Disco for Grown Ups event in 2023, it’s back in The Octagon for 2024!

It’s a fab, fun and feel-good night of dancing with people your own age to the best ever 70s disco, 80s pop & 90s dance-floor classics. Its a boogie night to remember in The Octagon Hall!

Entry / Cost: TBC. Tickets will be available to book online soon.

Easter Extravaganza 

When: 29th March – 1st April March 2024

Spanning all four days over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and offering a great weekend of fun for the whole family. There will be 50+ stalls in the Octagon and along the promenade (including hot and cold food stalls) for all 4 days plus children’s entertainment (TBC). The miniature train will be running and the Boating Lake will be open. *Charges apply to some activities.

Entry / Cost: Free entry

Thursday Market

When: 4th April March 2024, 10am – 3pm

Thursday Markets take place throughout the year, usually on the first Thursday of the month, undercover in the Octagon Hall or outdoors along the Promenade in the summer months.

Entry / Cost: Free entry

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