COVID-19 Update from DSP

THE PARK HAS REOPENED.

See below for our Phase 2 reopening which started 5 June allowing visitors to pre-book Day Visits and guided tours fully al fresco.

From 4 July we will offer our workshops and retreats as well, socially distanced and mostly outdoors. We will also gradually and safely reopen our indoor galleries and the Lakehouse is available for staycations. Pre-book your Day Visit, Guided Tour, Workshop or Retreat at devonsculpturepark.org.

Alternatively, if you can’t visit the park, let us bring the park to you. Now, from the comfort of your sofa, we bring you DSP Online.

We look forward to welcoming you safely to a very private estate retreat.

PHASE 2 REOPENING

Park reopening 5 June We’re happy to announce that in line with government guidelines we’re planning to open again from Friday 5 June. You can pre-book a visit today at devonsculpturepark.org.

We’ve been working hard to bring your rewilding park for environmental art safely back to you. Fewer visitors, socially distanced but more magical than ever. Expect some wonderful new environmental art and a wilder place then ever! 

Alternatively, if you can’t visit the park, let us bring the park to you. Now, from the comfort of your sofa, we bring you DSP Online

Initially all in-park activities will be outdoors while indoor spaces remain closed for a little longer. Toilet facilities are available. Devon Sculpture Park is a really safe place to enjoy a day visit in the wilded Capability Brown gardens or one of our guided walking tours. We’re taking all necessary precautions to safeguard the welfare of our staff and visitors but some of the challenges ahead are down to us as individuals – our judgment and our common sense.

Visitor numbers will be strictly limited, few and far between, and you will need to pre-book your tickets online for ALL activities at the park. We suggest booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

The wild kitchen is operating a TAKEAWAY PICNIC SERVICE. The pre-booked picnic will be available from a table on the terraces at the Robert Adam Orangery. We’ve spread the tables, chairs and benches out for safe distancing and scattered them around the park so you can find a safe place to enjoy your food.

It’s so important to our wellbeing to get out into nature, enjoy wildlife and art, and experience moments of peace and tranquility.

Social distancing and hygiene are of the utmost importance so we would appreciate it if you could bring hand sanitiser with you. Please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back, please look after yourselves and others. And join us at this vital project doing something about climate change.

Book your visit today at devonsculpturepark.org.

Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting The Devon Sculpture Park, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19

Coronavirus update 14 May: following the latest announcements of the government’s gradual roadmap out of lockdown we will begin to review its effect on our reopening plans. At the moment we are imagining our reopening plan to follow the three phases below. 

Phase 1 – from 20 May we start team training of new procedures inc. hygiene, cleaning, waste, seating, movements, park guidelines etc. We will welcome back estate helpers and garden volunteers. Artists will be invited to install their latest works. All work will be outdoors only with social distancing maintained and no access to indoor spaces. 

Phase 2 – date to be confirmed – reopening to limited visitors with online pre-booking and payments. We expect to offer outdoor activities only with a very limited number of guests at any one time and strict social distancing and hygiene rules. Take out offered from the wild kitchen. 

Phase 3 – from 4 July wider reopening with limited numbers of pre-booked, pre-paid visitors both indoors and outdoors plus some small events. All day visits, tours, workshops and retreats back on stream along with the wild kitchen. Social distancing and hygiene rules maintained.

From today you can pre-book a visit for Phase 3 starting 4 July. Should it be necessary to postpone you will be able to rebook up to 12 months from the date of your visit.

As a centre for healthier living we strive for the highest standards in health and wellbeing. Thank you to all our many supporters and remember you can follow what’s happening in the gardens and the park at DSP Online.

Coronavirus update 23 March: we have decided to close the park to visitors until further notice. You can continue to enjoy the park and share our journey at DSP Online, our virtual visitor and supporters app – CLICK HERE.

Coronavirus update 20 March: we remain open for pre-booked visits limited to outdoor activities and less than 10 visitors at a time. Lunches and teas from the wild kitchen are available for take away only and can be enjoyed in the gardens.

At DSP we are extremely vigilant of Coronavirus and continuously monitor the situation. We have implemented strict social distancing rules and do not shake hands. We regularly clean and disinfect.

As usual all visits must be pre-booked and pre-paid online in advance at our website and we do not handle cash on site. Of course, if you or family members are self isolating or have travelled abroad in the last 14 days, you should not visit the park.

We are a place that celebrates rewilding, creativity, nature and wellbeing. A number of NHS staff retreat here – some regularly. We look forward to welcoming you.

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