Booking the Walled Garden

Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, we unfortunately need to limit the number of people in the Walled Garden so that appropriate social distancing can be maintained. With demand very high, we strongly recommend that you pre-book any visit to avoid disappointment.

Initially, only members (Woodcote Juniors or Juniors and accompanying Full Members) may use the Walled Garden. Adults will only be allowed in to accompany a Woodcote Junior or Junior. However, if you are an adult who would like a guided tour, please email your request to bookwalledgarden@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

We currently plan to allow members to bring guests (such as children who are not Woodcote Juniors) from early May but will carefully monitor the demand for space and consider whether we can end that restriction sooner or need to extend it.

Information about joining your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews (aged 0 to 12) as Woodcote Juniors can be viewed here.

Bookings Are Open

The Walled Garden is open.  Bookings can be made up to 14 days in advance and we now accept guest bookings 24 hours in advance subject to availability at weekends. Bookings open at 9.00am each day.

It is possible to book for three areas:

  • SWIMMING POOL: the pool, adjacent indoor splash area and the outdoor splash area which is accessed from the pool.
  • OUTDOOR AREAS: all other outdoor areas, including the playgrounds but not including the main multi-use games area.
  • MULTI-USE GAMES AREA (MUGA): the main multi-use games area (the one which is fenced and has a green surface). This is available as a 75 minute facility hire for a minimum of 4 and maximum of 14 children. This area can only be booked as a single play area with person booking it.

Access to the Walled Garden will only be permitted if you have a booking for one or more of these areas, unless there is spare capacity available to book when you arrive.

How to Book

Online booking requests can be made by completing this online form.

For any enquiries, please email bookwalledgarden@royalautomobileclub.co.uk

Initially the number of visits any member can book will be limited to three for each area in any week, to enable as many members as possible to enjoy the Walled Garden.

The Walled Garden Team will reply with an email confirming your booking and allocating you a session for each of the areas you have requested. If we are fully booked for the sessions you have requested, alternative sessions will be suggested if they are available.

Session Timings

Session times for the swimming pool include changing time.

Session 1 
Swimming Pool: 9.00am to 10.15am (please note this session cannot be booked on Saturdays due to lessons taking place)
MUGA: 9.00am to 10.15am
Outdoor Areas: 9.00am to 10.15am (please note this session is not available on Wednesdays due to gardening works)

Session 2
Swimming Pool: 10.30am to 11.45am (please note this session cannot be booked on Saturdays due to lessons taking place)
MUGA: 10.35am to 11.50am (please note this session cannot be booked at weekends as it is being used for organised activities)
Outdoor Areas: 10.35am to 11.50am

Session 3
Swimming Pool: 12.00 noon to 1.15pm
MUGA: 12.10pm to 1.25pm
Outdoor Areas: 12.10pm to 1.25pm

Session 4
Swimming Pool: 1.30pm to 2.45pm
MUGA: 1.45pm to 3.00pm
Outdoor Areas: 1.45pm to 3.00pm

Session 5
Swimming Pool: 3.00pm to 4.15pm
MUGA: 3.20pm to 4.35pm (please note this session cannot be booked on weekdays as it is being used for organised activities)
Outdoor Areas: 3.20pm to 4.35pm

Session 6
Swimming Pool: 4.30pm to 5.45pm
MUGA: 4.55pm to 6.10pm
Outdoor Areas: 4.55pm to 6.10pm

Session 7
Swimming Pool: 6.00pm to 7.15pm
MUGA: 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Outdoor Areas: 6.30pm to 7.45pm