Opening Times

(Please note Pavilion Gardens is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day and will also close at the earlier time of 2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)

Main Building: Monday - Friday   Saturday - Sunday  
Month Open Close Open Close
January - February            09:30am 3pm 09:30am 4pm
March 09:30am 4pm 09:30am 5pm
April - September 09:30am 5pm 09:30am 5pm
October 09:30am 4:30pm 09:30am 5pm
November - December 09:30am 3pm 09:30am 4pm

Lakeside Hut:-

Open weekends and school holidays (weather dependent)

Miniature Train:-
Open 11am - 4pm at weekends and school holidays (weather dependent)

Boating Lake:
Open from April

Due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, there may be occasions where management deem it necessary to differentiate from the times given above. We will give as much notice as possible.

Car Parking Facilities

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 can be found via their website:

There are 199 spaces, 15 disabled spaces and toilets.

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 8:00am - 6:00pm

Please note, 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.

Coach Parking

We allow coaches to drop their passengers off on the Promenade by prior arrangement. Coach parking is available on Burlington Rd (SK17 9AY). We also allow coaches to park on the Promenade provided that they have arranged this with us before visiting  

Additionally the Sylvan Coach park is situated off the roundabout at the intersection of the A6/A53. For directions from the Pavilion Gardens, please contact us.

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.

Contact us today on: 01298 23114

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09.30am - 5pm
  • *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