The below points are subject to continual review
Trails & Gardens (including play area) are open from
Wednesday – Friday 9:30am – 7:00pm with last access at 6:00pm and weekends, 09:30am – 5:00pm with last access at 4:00pm.
Tickets are still required for members and non-members.
The Shop will be open from 9:30am – 4:30pm.
The Café at Montalto is open from 9am.
The Stables in the stable yard will be open most weekends when possible.
To visit the trails and gardens please wear footwear suitable for forest paths and wet weather if applicable.
Please note that some areas throughout the estate can become muddy if it rains.
Baby changing stations are installed in all of the accessible toilets throughout the estate.
Yes, well behaved dogs are permitted onto the estate trails but must be kept on their leads at all times.
Please note – No dogs apart from assistance dogs are permitted into the Café, Shop or enclosed Under 5 play area. Please make sure assistance dogs (and assistance dogs in training) are wearing their designated jacket or lead slip and remember to bring their Assistance Dog’s (UK) identification book with you.
We have tables available through in the Trails & Gardens where visitors with dogs are welcome to have picnics. There are spots in the stable yard where dog leads can be attached and there are also water bowls for dogs in the stable yard.
There is also a dog exercise area available where dogs can exercise off their leads.
Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted throughout indoor areas. Smokers are also asked to exercise restraint around the trails and gardens, as fresh air and the smell of flowers is an important part of everyone’s enjoyment.
Yes, all major cards are accepted; Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Diners Club International, Discover, Union Pay & American Express. We also accept contactless payments.
For the safety of our visitors, drones are not allowed onto the site without prior permission in writing. Commercial photography must be agreed in advance. Please email email@example.com for either of these enquiries.
Yes. A gift voucher for access to the trails & gardens, membership and events can be purchased online at www.montaltoestate.com. Alternatively, you can purchase these gift vouchers from our ticket desk.
Gift vouchers to use in the Café and Shop are available to purchase in person in the Shop at Montalto.
– Gift cards are valid for 12 months from date of purchase
– Vouchers redeemed in person must be redeemed in full as no change can be given.
Yes – please click HERE to view the map.
Yes. A defibrillator is available at the toilets in the natural play area.
If you have lost an item during your visit please call our reception on 028 97566100.
Every effort has gone into making Montalto Estate as wheelchair friendly as possible. Unfortunately, some trail sections are not wheelchair friendly as a result of their location, for example, The Woodland Trail is considered unsuitable, but the path leading to the children’s natural play area on this route is suitable.
Note – The Café and Shop are both fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking aids.
Registered carers have free access to Montalto Estate when accompanying the person they provide care for. If purchasing tickets in advance of your visit, please do select a carer ticket for the carer. Access will be granted for the carer when appropriate identification is shown at the ticket desk upon entry so please bring this with you on the day.
Yes, there are a limited number of accessible car park spaces available.
You should access Montalto Estate from Spa Road. Once on the estate, clear directional signage is in place to guide you.
The car park is accessible as per the estate opening times each day.
Yes, our car park is free. Visitors must not, however, leave Montalto Estate while using the car parking facilities available.
You do not need to print your ticket. Simply use your mobile phone to present your emailed ticket to a member of staff upon arrival. Alternatively take note of the order number from the email you will have received and present this along with relevant ID when you arrive.
Concession tickets are only available for visitors aged 65 and over. The discount will be applied upon presentation of valid ID.
Should the estate grounds not be open due to adverse weather conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible (assuming contact details have been provided) to let you know and to transfer your ticket to another suitable date.
Depending on the event, you may or may not have access to certain areas within the estate. These will vary depending on the nature of the event in question.
Unfortunately, tickets for our trails and gardens are non-refundable and non-transferable.
We have a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options available. When at our eatery, please feel free to ask a member of staff if you have specific dietary requirements and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Yes, while there is a range of hot and cold items available in the Café, you are free to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drink into the estate.
However, just a few things to note:
– Alcoholic drinks are not permitted
– BBQs of any kind are not permitted
Yes, food & drink options may be more limited on days that have adverse weather conditions. This will include The Stables.
The trails have varying levels of difficulty. We have something to offer those looking for a gentle stroll and also for those wanting a more energic walk.
Yes, they are. The Woodland Trail would be the most suitable as this is where our exciting natural play area is situated in the Low Wood.
Hopefully you will find that Montalto is somewhere to be experienced time and again. We recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for a visit but with so much on offer, you can of course spend longer and make a day of it.
Children under 5 are free and they are permitted to bring small bikes and trikes. The trails are not suitable for larger bikes. A bike rack is available at our front entrance.
There are currently four trails available to visitors. We have started work on a further trail which we plan to open at a later stage.
Yes, there will be a turning circle available as a drop-off point and there will be ample free parking also. These spaces may become limited during busy periods.
Yes, private tours of Montalto House or walking tours of the gardens can be arranged in advance. Please contact our main office Monday to Friday on 028 97566100 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum numbers apply and pre-booking is essential.