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Visiting Bicton

We are open all year (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Opening Times

Summer: 10.00am (7 days a week)

Winter: 10.00am (7 days a week)

Closing times may vary depending on weather conditions and time of year, please call 01395 568465 on day of your visit if you wish to confirm closing time. 

Daily Admission prices:

  • Family (2 Adults and 2 children) £39.95
  • Adults £11.95
  • Children 2-17 £9.95 Children under 2yrs free
  • Concessions £10.95

Dogs £1.00 (Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times, they are not allowed in the Restaurant area, Orangeries and Children’s Play Areas. However, there is outside undercover seating). 


  • Train Children 2-17: £1.70
  • Train Concession: £1.90
  • Train Adult: £2.00
  • 10 Ride Train Pass: £15.00 (Members Only)
  • Indoor Playbarn: £1 per child (1-12 years old – members only)
  • Playbarn 20 visit pass: £15 (members only) Pre order your pass here
  • Mini golf £1.00 (Per person) - £5.00 refundable deposit required for equipment hire.
  • Dogs: £1.00 (Must be kept on leads)

 Directions to the park:

Bicton Park is easily found by following the brown tourist signs. From Junction 30 on M5, take the A3052 as far as Newton Poppleford, where you turn right onto the B3178. One mile (1.6km) beyond Colaton Raleigh, the Botanical Gardens are on your right, just past the Bicton College entrance.
To find us using a Sat Navigation system, please use Post Code EX9 7BG.

Disabled access:

The gardens are wheelchair friendly, but please note that there are some steep slopes and steps throughout. The Easy Path in the Mediterranean Garden is recommended for access to the museum and lower garden levels.



Enjoyment for people of all ages is the keynote of Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, and we do not wish to spoil your fun by imposing too many dos and don’ts. However, we ask you to observe the following for your own safety and others around you: 

Our outdoor and indoor play areas offer lots of fun and excitement, but children must be supervised at all times by parents or guardians.

When using the indoor play area, you must be under the age of 12 to use the main play zone, and 5 or under when using the Toddler zone. Shoes are not allowed whilst using the indoor play area and socks must be worn at all times. 

Please be especially watchful near our Lakes, Ponds and Streams, and do not allow anyone to climb trees or slide down grassy banks. Ball games are not permitted within the formal gardens.

When near or around water, please be very cautious of the swans. They are wild birds and can sometimes act in a hostile manner when approached, so please keep away from the swans. 

SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES, BICYCLES, SCOOTERS, CHILDRENS DOLL PRAMS and TRICYCLE BUGGIES are strictly not permitted within the gardens. We do offer our own pushchairs for your use which can be found at reception. Any of the above can be left at reception during your visit, or if you prefer taken back to your car. 


Please remember that Paths, Steps and Lawns can become slippery when wet, especially when fallen leaves are present in autumn and winter. You may walk on any grassed area, but please take extra care when walking off the Paths.

Further Information