Public car park

Situated down the road from How Hill House, at the bottom of the hill, is our public car park. There is no set fee for parking, but we welcome donations which go towards our environmental education work.

Please use this car park for access to our secret and house gardens, River Ant, Toad Hole Cottage, Electric Eel, wildlife water trail and wildlife walking trail. Please note Toad Hole Cottage, the Electric Eel and the wildlife trails are operated by the Broads Authority who can be contacted on 01603 756096.

We regret that our take away refreshments will not be opening this year to the rising costs of staff, raw ingredients and energy.


House Car Park

The car park directly behind the house is reserved for staff and guests attending How Hill events except family fun days. For family fun days please park in the public car park.

Toilet facilities

Our toilet facilities are open from the 1st of April to 31st October between 10am – 5pm daily.

The toilets, including an accessible toilet, are beside the track leading up from the river towards the main house. They are free to use, but donations to towards their upkeep are most welcome.


Our Secret Gardens are open every day.  They are accessed by walking up the gravel track and through the gate to How Hill Woods. You will find a woodland trail that leads you to the gardens.

The House Gardens are closed when How Hill House has residents staying. If you would like to view the house gardens you can book a garden visit or check our events page for gardens tours that occur throughout the year, please phone our office to book or check the garden is open before your visit. (01692 678555)


Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in our gardens. Only assistance dogs are allowed on the wildlife walking trail.

Takeaway Refreshments 2023

Our Takeaway Refreshments are now closed for the 2023 season. We will reopen Easter 2024.