Welcome to the Syon Park FAQs area. Please find below a selection of frequently asked questions that we feel may be useful.


• Is there a cafe?
There are two eateries in the new Hillier Garden Centre

Are dogs allowed in Syon House and gardens?
Only assistance dogs are permitted in the House and gardens.

• Can I fly a drone in the park?
The use of drones, or similar small unmanned aircraft, without prior permission is strictly prohibited within Syon Park.  For more information email

• Are fireworks permitted in the park?
Fireworks are strictly prohibited within Syon Park.  

• Access Information
For more information please click here   Access Information

• Am I able to make a group booking in advance to ensure there are no problems on the date we intend to visit?
Yes, you can. Please note that it is essential that a group booking is made in advance using the form provided on the Group Bookings page.

• Do I have to buy tickets online?
No, you can if you wish, but tickets are also available to buy at the Visitor Centre.

• I want to use a special offer/membership ticket. Can I buy these online?
Yes you can.  Some have restrictions and you must bring the valid special offer/membership card on the day as proof. See our Promotions page for more details.  Please note that these are only valid during the season for general House and gardens opening.  Not valid for special events.

• Can I bring a picnic?
Yes you can, but not on the front lawn or in or around the Great Conservatory.  There isn't a wet weather option and all rubbish must be taken off site.

• Can I take photos in the House and gardens?
Yes you can as a reminder of your visit but only for personal use.  There are restrictions in the house - no flash, no tripods, no selfie sticks.  Syon is unable to help with personal or student projects.  For blogs and commercial photography please see the Photography Policy for more details or contact

• Is there parking?
Yes, there is a large free car park that is available for those visiting one of the businesses on the park. Parking is entirely at owners risk.  Syon Park will not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to vehicle or contents. 

Bicycle parking racks are located outside the Garden Centre

• Are you open in the winter?
We usually close at the end of October and reopen in mid-March. 

• What age is child?
A child is 5 to 16 years inclusive.  Under 5s are free. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

• Can we bring scooters or bikes into the garden?
No, not in the gardens but fine in the areas outside along the main drive.

• Are you part of National Trust, English Heritage?
No, however we do have partnerships with the Historic Houses Association (HHA), Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Art Fund members.

• What are the benefits for Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) members?
As we are only a partner garden only the main card holder receives the membership benefit, which is free entry into the gardens and a reduced £5 entry for the house.

• What are the benefits for Historic Houses Association (HHA) members?
Free entry into the house and gardens.

• What are the benefits for Art Fund members?
50% off entry into the house and gardens.

• Is the House open every day?
Sadly no.  Throughout the season the House is only open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, and the Gardens daily Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.  However, this may change depending on legislation, extreme weather, private events, and a number of other considerations, so we reserve the right to change our opening hours at short notice.

• Can I bring a BBQ?
No, only standard picnics. 

• Is the house timed and are there any tours?
On Wednesdays and Thursdays we run timed tours only, but on Sundays and Bank Holidays, it is self guided, meaning you can wander at your leisure and chat to the room guides if you have any questions.

If you need any further information then please contact us at or call 020 8560 0882