Bath Rocks

Royal Victoria Park

Parks & Walks

Just a short walk from the city centre, Royal Victoria Park is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. It boasts a beautiful 23 hectare/ 57 acre of curated park land, including the famous Royal Crescent as its backdrop, a peaceful and colourful botanical garden, wild meadows, and an enormous playground for children. 

Park attractions

  • Bandstand
  • BBQ picnic table areas
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Bowling greens
  • Children’s play area & on-site cafe
  • Crazy Golf
  • Duck ponds
  • Flower gardens (nr Brock Street)
  • Great Dell aerial walkway
  • Obelisk dedicated to Queen Victoria
  • Pavillion Cafe (open throughout the year 8am - 5pm)
  • Public toilets (20p entry) in the play area and at Charlotte St Car Park
  • Skateboard park (redesigned 2015)
  • Tennis
  • War memorial
  • Wild Meadows
  • BBQ areas in Royal Victoria Park
  • Coffee cart

Two designated barbecue areas have been created featuring specially-modified picnic tables with facilities for disposable barbecues. The areas also include bespoke heat-proof bins for disposing of metal barbecues safely.

The designated areas are at Grenadier Grove (next to the Botanical Gardens) and near the duck ponds, and can be found on maps around the park. Barbecues must only be used in the designated areas and people using them elsewhere in the park will be asked to extinguish them.

Users are also reminded to dispose of their BBQs and other rubbish properly and ensure that children and pets are supervised at all times in these areas.Please note that BBQs are still prohibited in other parks throughout B&NES.


There are a variety of events in the park which can be viewed on the Band Concerts web page and the Outdoor Events Calendar. You can download a copy of the Band Concerts Programme or the Band Concerts Poster on the right hand side of this page.

If you are interested in holding an event in the park or performing on the bandstand, please contact Further information about holding an event can be found on the Event Organisers page. You can download the application form on the right hand side of this page. Several areas within Royal Victoria Park , including the Roman-style Temple of Minerva, can also be hired for weddings and civil ceremonies.

The Great Dell Aerial Walkway

Bath and North East Somerset Council has restored the aerial walkway in the Great Dell, which is situated at the northern end of the park next to the Botanic Gardens. This has helped restore the original route around the Dell, an exciting collection of unusual and specimen trees, and provides a series of breath-taking viewpoints amongst the trees and across the Park. Unfortunately the walkway is not yet fully accessibility to wheelchair users. An independent accessibility survey was conducted in 2015, and the structure was designed and built to be compatible with a future, fully accessible, route.For the time being, the walkway can only be accessed via a short flight of three steps but there are two benches at the top to stop and enjoy the view.


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