Painshill Paints Picture for Travel Trade 19 October.


One of the country’s leading tourist attractions is to welcome groups of visitors again.


Painshill Park in Cobham, Surrey is an 18th century landscaped garden and is ideally situated just off the A3 and M25 motorway.


A special Painshill Park re-launch event for coach and tour operators, group travel organisers and inbound operators will take place on Monday 19th October commencing at 11.00 and concluding at 15.00. 


It’s the perfect opportunity for tour operators to see and experience a group and coach friendly attraction. At Painshill on 19 October they’ll be able to talk to the people there who look after and handle groups.  


It’s a unique place in which you’re invited to step into a work of art and have a relaxing stroll around. Indeed it’s described as a living canvas which provides visitors with stunning views and beautiful garden buildings. The meandering serpentine lake, Turkish Tent, Ruined Abbey and Gothic Temple compete for your attention with the follies located around the sumptuous site. 


The tourism set piece includes welcome reception, guided tours of the site showcasing the various tours on offer at Painshill – and also incorporates lunch and refreshments. A highlight will be tastings of the very special Painshill Gin.  


Working with leading, Hampshire based, UK group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism, Painshill are keen to roll out the red carpet for tour planners visiting or passing through the South



Steve Roach is the Head of Visitor and Commercial Operations:

‘The re-launch is a way for the travel trade to see for themselves the steps we have taken at Painshill to ensure the safety and well-being of all visitors to the park – including groups,’ says Steve.


‘The 158 acre site allows for a safe visitor environment in the current climate and the event will allow the guests to see for themselves that we’re ready for groups.’  


A Grade 1 listed garden, Painshill was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Honourable Charles Hamilton after he was inspired by Renaissance landscape painting. From the sparkling Crystal Grotto to the amazing Gothic Tower, each of the beautifully unique buildings is dramatically placed to create a lasting memory for visitors. Other key features include the Waterwheel, a quaint Hermitage hidden in the woods and the Painshill Vineyard.


Andy Martin is a coach tour operator based in Selborne, Hampshire

‘We’re really excited to be invited to Painshill Park in Surrey for this event. It’s so important that people planning days out, excursions, breaks and tours of all types can have the confidence to know they’re taking their customers to a perfectly safe tourist attraction. It will be good to see their different group tours, facilities for groups, sample their food and refreshments and experience what I’ve heard is an attraction that literally is as pretty as a picture,’ says Andy.   


Any tour planner keen to attend this complimentary event should contact Steve Reed Tourism Ltd on [01420] 560288 or email  Places are subject to availability and eligibility. Each organisation, company or group attending can bring along a guest with them. 



Contact for Painshill Park Group Enquiries:


Tel: (01932) 868113 (Ext 203)



Portsmouth Road,



KT11 1JE

Closest sat-nav ref is KT11 1BE


Tel: 01420 560288