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Royal Victoria Park, Bath

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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. Find out how to plan Bath trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Great play park for all ages grand kids love to spend the day here and walk around the pond feed the ducks  more »
  • Absolutely stunning play area for children of all ages! Very peaceful botanical gardens, well worth a visit!  more »
  • The park is well maintained. There is a very good mini golf course which is well worth a visit. A quiet spot away from the busy town.  more »
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  • Nice large park with lots of play equipment for children of all ages. There is a skate park also which was newly installed last year and is quite popular. An ice cream van at one of the entrances during warm weather. A cafe on site which serves snacks and drinks. There is also a large open space for general running around and watching the balloons go up on a summer's evening. The nearby Botanical Gardens are also a must, to wander and enjoy. Free parking on a Sunday.
  • Excellent challenging climbing, slide and play areas for children of all ages that are differentiated by height and complexity of access to the higher platforms. Younger children can't climb onto those designed for the older ones. Enclosed areas within the frames not so good as a child was seen to pee within out of sight of most parents. General toilet provision limited when busy and seating for parents around play areas limited considering there is a cafe. Could be a great place if more thought given to all of the family. Plenty of space further afield for games but lack of benches for sitting whilst watching. Not all people want to sit on the grass or are able to.
  • Fantastic well maintained park, large greens, large kids park, a natural forest habitat called The Del, they only maintain the walk ways in the Del so you can walk around freely, the rest is just left to nature to do its thing. You also have botanical gardens here which is a highly maintained garden of flowers and trees to walk around. At the top of Victoria park you will also find the Royal crescent which is a fantastic site for anyone to see and a main attraction of Bath. All this along with annual events such as a fair ground, cinema in the park, party in the park, pub in the park, live bands/ musicians, hot air balloon take offs, flower festival, etc etc,
  • On the outskirts of Bath town centre. Served by a park & ride bus which stops right outside the very large childrens play area. This has a cafe and toilets (20p to use) for use. There is a botanical garden with a tree statue carved from a 150 year old dead tree. Plenty of space for a walk for adults and children to enjoy and relax in. Dogs are welcome too, some areas require dogs on leads, but there is so much open space for them to run around and play in that they'll be glad to walk at a slower pace for a while. A 10 minute walk away is the Royal Crescent as well so you really can't go wrong with your visit to the park. A great place to visit. Parking is £4 for 4 hours max stay (as at 24/08/18) but well worth it.
  • Beautiful park that sadly seems to be getting more expensive every time I visit. Parking is now charged and not cheaply (yes I know its Bath!!) and all the toilets now have to be paid for, including the disabled toilet which is a massive inconvenience to carers if their charges are on a tight budget, 20p really can make a difference to some. The grounds are lovely, plenty of space to picnic or let dogs run around, the play park is not dog friendly which is understandable, there are often fairs and circus visiting - nice but take lots of money. The play park is large with a really good variety of things for children up to about 10, there is also a small skate park for older kids.
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