Valley Gardens, Harrogate

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Take an afternoon stroll through the 7 hectares (17 acres) of beautiful landscaping that comprise Valley Gardens. The Victorian-style park features many historical buildings nestled among dozens of flowerbeds, and includes a large children’s play area, a pond, and sporting facilities. Spend the day playing tennis at the courts or read under the shade of an old oak tree. During the summer months, you can access the paddling pool and even attend free concerts. Swing by the park cafe for a relaxing cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery. Plan your Valley Gardens visit and explore what else you can see and do in Harrogate using our Harrogate attractions planner.
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  • The gardens are beautiful- there are many different areas including mini golf, a river and lots of benches to sit and people watch. There is also a little cafe and a big playground. We only gave 4/5 a...  more »
  • there is lots of open spaces for children to run off steam. there is a lovely paddling pool and also a play park. the best time to visit is in the summer when the weather is warmer.  more »
  • Lovely park with a plethora of feaures, plants, flowers and trees. Wonderful place to stroll and relax.  more »
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  • Delightful gardens. Good for young & old. Lovely planted gardens to stroll around, have a picnic and just enjoy. Fantastic kids playground, suitable for toddlers to teens. (paddling pool open July/Aug). Skate park, crazy golf, pitch & putt and small boating pond for toy boats. Cafe serving drinks etc (hot food til 3pm)
  • Beautiful piece of Harrogate with something for everyone, ace play area and skate park for the kids, ice cream kiosks, dog walking, crazy golf, paddling pool in summer, wildlife, some nice old buildings and history surrounded by excellent flower gardens and greenery. Simple good family stuff and all for free. 5 stars for sure.
  • Beautiful park to suit everyone. Plenty of open space for picnics and lots of seating. Children's play area and crazy golf as well as a skate park. If you have a model boat there is a pond in a quiet area of the park. Next to this is a cafe where you can also purchase ice creams. During the year there are activities and events held here. The gardens are always kept clean and tidy with beautiful floral displays.
  • A lovely garden with beautiful flowers and statues. The garden also has a large children’s play area including paddling pool, baby swings and tennis courts. The garden is accessible for those in wheelchairs and using pushchairs. The children’s area is very busy on weekends, so get there early to avoid any disappointment. If you follow the path, it will lead to you to Harlow Carr Gardens It gets a bit muddy in places, so make sure to wear wellies! Entrance to the garden is free and public toilets are available.
  • Good area to meander and relax. Children's playground, skate park and streamside area plus a boating lake. Plenty seating, a coffee shop and kiosk too. Planted beds and borders are lovely. Within easy walking distance from town center.

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