Exbury Gardens in the New Forest

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Summer Lane
SO45 1AZ

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Opening Times

Open (18 Mar 2024 - 29 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30

* Four-legged friends are welcome at Exbury and can even ride the train! They have water bowls, dog bins and even sell dog-friendly ice cream in Mr Eddy’s Restaurant.

Whether you’re visiting for a quiet riverside walk, a delightful family day out or to admire their unique plants, a fantastic day can be had by all at Exbury!

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Road Directions

Exbury's postcode for satnavs is SO45 1AZ. Exit M27 westbound at junction 2. Head south on A326 until you see brown tourism signs for Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. Parking is free and charging for electric vehicles is also available.

Public Transport Directions

By bus (and foot): Take the 112 from Lymington, Hythe or Dibden Purlieu and alight at Hill Top Gate. Exbury is roughly a 45-minute walk (2.4 miles) south on Exbury Road and Summer Lane. During the summer months you can also take the New Forest Tour Bus (green route) which stops inside Exbury's car park every hour.

By train: The closest train stations are Brockenhurst and Ashurst, which is roughly a 20-minute taxi ride to Exbury.


Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Sunday, 10th December 2023

Christmas and Festive Railway Experience at Exbury GardensChristmas and Festive Railway Experience at Exbury GardensVisit Exbury's Festive Express railway experience this December for a family Christmas day out like no other!
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (No Gift Aid)£15.00 per ticket
Adult Gift Aid£16.50 per ticket
Child (No Gift Aid)£5.50 per ticket
Child Gift Aid£6.05 per ticket
Railway£6.00 per ticket

Under 3s - Free

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    Recent Reviews:

    • David232
      Salisbury, United Kingdom
      Christmas at Exbury
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd December 2023
      This is a nice little local event for winter, reasonably priced at £12 each. A decent selection of local craft stalls to browse around, a handful of food and drink stalls with the outdoor seating... Read full review
    • Explore49550685409
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 5th December 2023
      We visited on the 2nd December for my daughters birthday. The only pleasant part of the day was the Christmas Train although a little underwhelming. Everything else was 1* The lady serving jacket... Read full review
    • fionajN8153DQ
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      Greedy Exbury Gardens!
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 7th December 2023
      We are members at the gardens and are always sad when they close for the winter. So we took the opportunity to visit when they re-opened for their Christmas Fair last weekend. Sadly, several things... Read full review

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