Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Somerset  /  Bath  /  Parks  /  Royal Victoria Park
Royal Victoria Park, Bath
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Royal Victoria Park, opened in 1830, was named after the 11-year-old Princess Victoria; it was the first park ever to carry her name. Its 23 hectares (57 acres) were originally laid out as an arboretum, and it still hosts a vast collection of trees. Today the park has much more to offer, including an aviary, a botanical garden, flowerbeds, tennis courts, a boating park, a bowling green, two golf courses, and plenty of lawn for lounging. Look out for the park’s fine ornaments and monuments dotted around the grounds, including the obelisk erected in 1837 to commemorate Princess Victoria’s 18th birthday. The children’s play area includes slides, swings, climbing frames, a sandpit, and more to keep little ones amused. A visit to the skateboard area will entertain older kids. Using our international travel planner, Bath attractions like Royal Victoria Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Bath itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bath

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bath by other users

12 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in India, England & Norway BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in England & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in England & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We visited in October but were fortunate to have such great weather. The gardens were still in bloom but also the beautiful autumnal colours of the leaves. Beautiful. 
  • The garden in the shape of the crown was beautiful. Great to walk and relax in the center of Bath near the train station. 
  • A 10 minute walk will bring you to this lovely park, which has large grassy areas for picnics, a pond with a wooden bridge going over it and a large well-kept playground for the kids. A nice break awa...  more »
Google
  • It is an amazing park for children to play in! I really recommend this place as there's lots play equipment a small cafe area and next to it is a huge botanical garden and a field! It is amazing for children and adults because in the field next to the huge play equipment in the field are red, yellow, green and purple leaved trees. Check out the pictures I took!
  • Great park to go to! Amazing children's play equipment and space to run about and walk. There's a duck pond too, so I always feed the ducks!
  • Brilliant place to visit with children as there is so much for them to see and do. Free parking for a limited time is also very good.
  • Fantastic place to walk. Be aware that it's popular with dog walkers. There are dedicated tables & plinths for those who want to have a barbeque. This makes it VERY popular in the warmer months, with at times massive family gatherings with people putting up large gazebos etc. If you want a quiet walk, then avoiding school holidays & week ends is often a good idea. The wonderful Bottanical Gardens is worth a visit, especially during Spring/Summer although even the Autumn/Winter offers up surprises. Two things to note are 1) Part of the gardens are sometimes taped off as a wedding venue 2) the gates get locked at dusk, There is an information board at both the main & back entrance that will give some indication when the gates are to be locked, although it is at times unreliable! A must for any young child is to see people going up in the hot air balloons. There is obviously no time table as to when this is going to happen, although doing a Google search will usually give some indication of an impending flight, usually very early mornings or late afternoon or early evening are main times, depending on the time of year & the weather. There are two lakes in the actual Victoria Park, although these have been badly neglected since around 2013. There's also a pond & stream that runs through the Bottanical Gardens into the main lake in the park but once again, this has been badly neglected for past few years, which is a great shame. One thing I will add, is that despite it being a popular dog walking park, there is very little fouling! At certain times of year, there is a fun fair, including the very interesting Carters Steam Fair, which is wonderful especially if you are into the classic 'Showmans Guild' rides & machinery. There are also visits by the Moscow State Circus & the Chinese State Circus, both offer unique fun shows & money off tickets are usually available in many shops in the area. Parking is free at certain times & low cost at other times. Best to check online at actual time limits & cost though & at certain times, obviously parking is taken up very early. There's also a great skate park & large childrens play park, with amenities. Toilets are 20p & are cleaned regularly, with nappy changing facilities too. Overall a reasonable area for families & free too which is a bonus!
  • Been here for the Thai festival. Parking was extremely difficult even though there were plenty of, full, spaces. There is a superb playground attached.