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Golden Acre Park, Leeds

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Golden Acre Park is a public park between Adel and Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, administered by Leeds City Council. It is on the A660 Otley Road and covers an area of 137acre.HistoryIt opened as a privately run amusement park in 1932 with a miniature railway, swimming pool and boating lake, but closed during the Second World War and was taken over by the Council in 1945. The lake was formed by damming Adel Beck and was larger than at present.LocationThe park is on the east side of the A660 road. On the west side is a car park and Breary Marsh nature reserve, with a pedestrian tunnel under the road joining them to the main park. The Leeds Country Way passes through the park, and the Meanwood Valley Trail links the park to Woodhouse Moor.Attractions and facilitiesThe park has a lake with wildfowl, informal gardens, demonstration gardens, a special collection of heathers, and woodland and open spaces. The gardens contain the National Plant Collections of Lilac, Deutzia, Hosta and Hemerocallis.
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  • Having been aware of this park for some time, we decided to visit. The weather was not ideal, but there were a considerable number of cars in the car park.. We noted that the nature reserve section on...  read more »
  • Such a beautiful place to visit. One of my favourite places. Love seeing all the dogs out for their walks. The display gardens are beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. 
  • After busy days looking after grandchildren, a day out just us is a must. A lovely walk round the gardens, walkways, hides and woods within Golden Acre Park made for a lovely day out. A few spots of r...  read more »
  • Really nice park I love going with the twins and my mum loads to do and explore the twins loved all the wild life and mud. Great place to take kids with their scooters or dog walk or just a general walk and fresh air If you're happy to feed the inquisitive squirrels have some seeds with you. Cafe is on the pricey side but that is to be expected all in all lovely place
  • Much quieter than roundhay park and smaller but every ten minutes of walking brings a new experience. There's woodlands, a lake, an orchard and botanical gardens. It's a really well kept park. The cafe is great too.
  • Lovely park with fountains, ducks, cafe and ready access to toilets. What's not to like?
  • Great place for garden lovers and adventurous children.
  • Quiet park with plenty of wildlife , nice cafe with recently expanded seating area.
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