Re-opening of Pavilion Gardens

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Pavilion Gardens building has remained closed since 20th March 2020.

Now with the easing of lockdown measures and new government advice we are delighted to announce we will be offering some limited services. These are advertised on our homepage of this website. 

We will be able to offer hot drinks, cold drinks, cakes, hot takeaway food, ice cream and snacks from the Pav Kitchen, Kiosk and Ice Cream window. The main building will remain closed at this time, the Play areas are open and the mininature train will operate again,  the Car Park remains open and the toilets in the Car Park will also reopen.

Social distancing measures will be in place.

This is subject to change according to the government’s advice. We are taking the following steps and we ask you to follow the advice. 

  • Staff will be following strict handwashing guidelines and will be trained in Convid 19 precautions. 

  • We will only be taking card payments in the outlet open. 

  • There will be marked areas and instructions to ensure social distancing please ensure that they are adhered to.

  • We are asking that people do not come to Pavilion Gardens if you or anyone you live with or have had close contact with has shown any symptoms in the last 14 days (cough, fever, flu-like symptoms).

  • We are asking visitors to take responsibility for their own actions and anyone within your group attending the park. This includes social distancing within all areas, including the Car Park.


The following etiquette should be adhered to in order to help control the virus and allow us to open safely:

  • Please be considerate when using the car parks to other users.

  • Please ensure you adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

  • We anticipate there will be queues at busier times, so please be patient and use the markings and routes provided.

  • Please also use bins where provided in the park or take home your litter with you to help us maintain the Garden's cleanliness, to help reduce the impact on the wildlife.

  • Please ensure all dogs are kept on leads.

  • No BBQs are permitted on site at any time.

  • No cycling around the Gardens by over 10's.


Please follow our social media page and website for updates as these may happen with short notice. We are currently reviewing the opening of other facilities based on Government advice.

We appreciate our customers support at this time and wish you all good health.


Contact us today on: 01298 23114

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09:30am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09:30am - 4:30pm
  • *See Opening Times for our full opening hours  

About Us

The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful historic venue dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Set within 23-acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and play areas the venue provides the perfect setting for fun and relaxing family days out, with great food and drink, shopping and over 100 events and festivals throughout the year.

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Pavilion Gardens St John's Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6BE