Prior Park Landscape Garden

Attractions

Ages:

  • All The Family
  • Under 5s
  • School Age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Low

Description

Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath

One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from 'Capability' Brown and the poet Alexander Pope.

The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. Restoration of the 'Wilderness' has reinstated the Serpentine Lake, Cascade and Cabinet.

A five-minute walk leads to the Bath Skyline, a six-mile circular route encompassing beautiful woodlands and meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements, 18th-century follies and spectacular views.

Play areas

There are lots of spaces in the garden to play, have fun, and explore as a family! Situated next to the Summerhouse, the Musical Playground is a space to explore and get creative. We invite you to immerse yourself in the natural chirping, twittering and rustling sounds of the garden in the Musical Playground, before you discover a musical playground, a space to play, create and listen.

Inspired by the landscape of Prior Park, local adventure play company TouchWood have made a group of ‘woodland instruments’. Nestled within the garden the Musical Playground is for you to discover, explore and play! There is also a new natural play area coming soon.

The new Tea Shed

The Tea Shed is being relocated to the Cabinet at the top of the garden during the dams restoration project. A selection of refreshments will be on offer from the new Tea Shed including hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes, cream teas and ice cream.

The new Tea Shed will have slightly different opening hours - 10:30am - 3:30pm daily. You're also very welcome to bring your own picnics to the garden. We have picnic blankets at the Tea Shed for you to borrow.

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5:30pm
  • Tea Shed: 10:30am - 3:30pm

Admission:

Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.50
Child £4.20 £3.75
Family £21.00 £18.75
I adult family £12.60 £11.25
Group Adult

Minimum group size 15

N/A £7.10

Open hours

Monday10am5:30pm
Tuesday10am5:30pm
Wednesday10am5:30pm
Thursday10am5:30pm
Friday10am5:30pm
Saturday10am5:30pm
Sunday10am5:30pm