Highfields Park, Nottingham

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The park was laid out in the early 1920's as a public park on the initiative of Sir Jesse Boot and to designs by Richard Percy Morley Horder. It is one of the first man-made, large-scale public parks of the 20th century.

The park is open to for public access 365 days per year from dawn until dusk and features a boating lake, bowling greens, croquet lawns, pavilions, historic bridges and infrastructure, putting greens, children's play area, cascade and the Lakeside Arts Centre.
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  • we visited first time, at University area it was nice and clean, unfortunately at picnic and playgrounds area bins was full, and people left a lots of rubbish behind. Do not blame Highfield's-blame pe...  more »
  • Thought I would pop to Highfield's for a wander as is close by and has recently been refurbished. Could not believe how any Rats were running about . I know it is the countryside and there is water bu...  more »
  • FANATASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC,boats water play park gardens for the kids ice cream van it does not get any better for a day out with the family  more »
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  • Another wonderful park in the centre of Nottingham. This runs into the main University campus. There is a large boating lake and a decent café. If you walk up the slope, past the grand Trent Building, you'll discover delightful gardens tucked away​ in various corners. Just beside the Law studies centre, you'll find this magnificent statue of D. H. Lawrence (who dismissed the Trent Building as 'iced cake').
  • A lovely place to take the family! Nice walk around the lake, across the stepping stones, and past the crazy golf. Fun on the playground, and at the craft workshops. Enjoyed the puppet exhibition and masks and the paintings on display in the galleries. A should visit place.
  • Really nice place to come for a walk, kids to play on the park, or just enjoy the day. Fun boating and more.
  • Absolutely superb for all thd family to chill and relax.The array of wildlife is awestome
  • Crazy golf great. Good park.

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