Royal Victoria Park

Address: Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2NQ, England
Telephone: 01225 394041

- Free


Chill out in Bath’s biggest park.

Named after the then 11 year old Queen Victoria, Royal Victoria Park (Vicky Park to locals) is a combination of recreational park with an adventure playground for kids, a skate park, tennis, bowling and crazy golf, and a beautiful natural space. The 57 acres cover a pond that’s great for feeding the birds or floating model boats, a free botanical garden and lots of open green spaces where concerts, flower and food festivals are held. My favourite thing to do in the park (now that I’m too old to drink cider in the bushes) is to have a picnic on the grass with the Royal Crescent behind me. Re-enactments, concerts and hot air ballooning events often take place in this area in the summer– if you see a crowd, go and check out what’s happening.

Value for money

Expert tips

Crazy golf gets really busy at peak times – come mid week to get the place to yourself. If there’s no one in the hut, go to the cafe to pay.

Kids mess around in the park at night, it’s more annoying than dangerous, but the area is not very well lit.

Look out for the random aviaries scattered around the park, you’ll hear the tweeting before you see them amongst the trees.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Design and architecture
  • Nature / wildlife