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Visiting Bicton

Current Opening Times

10:00am – 16:00pm (Mon-Sun)

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:

  • Adults £14.50
  • Children 2-16 £11.50 Children, under 2yrs free
  • Concessions (60+, disabled or carer) £13.50

For an extra £14 per person, adults have the option to upgrade their daily ticket to a 12 month membership which includes free entry for a whole year to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens with discounts in both our restaurants and gift shops. From the age of 2, children can be added to an adult’s membership card but cannot have an individual card to themselves. When a child is added to an adult’s card, they will run to the same expiry date as the existing card.

NOTE: Tesco vouchers may not be used in conjunction with annual passes.

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 2-16: £2.50
  • Train Concession: £3.50
  • Train Adult: £4.00 Please ring to confirm the Bicton Woodland Railway is running on the day of your visit 01395 568465. 
  • Indoor Playbarn: £1 per child (1-12 years old)
  • Mini golf £1.00 (Per person) - £5.00 refundable deposit required for equipment hire.
  • Dogs: £1.00 (Must be kept on leads)

We also take Tesco Days Out vouchers at reception.

We reccomend either printing out or taking a mobile phone screenshot of your vouchers as mobile                                   signal is fairly poor at the park which can make accessing you emails difficult.


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 SatNav, 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. 

Health & Safety

Please note there are a few items that we do not allow within the park:
Bicycles, Tricycles, dolls prams, skateboards, roller blades, Heelys, scooters, motorboats and drones.

We do however have a push chair that you may use free of charge should you bring your child in on a tricycle.
We also have a limited supply of free on loan wheelchairs should you require one it is advisable to ring on the morning of your visit to pre book.


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