Royal Victoria Park

The park was opened by the 11-year old Princess Victoria in 1830. The 57 acres includes a botanical garden, children’s play area, tennis courts, bowling and putting green and a duck pond. Many events take place in the park. In fine weather during the summers, hot air balloons take off in the early morning or evenings. On Sundays there are often concerts in the restored Victorian bandstand. It has also hosted major sporting events like the Tour of Britain Cycling race in 2014.

Events in the Park

June – September 2021

(See the Problems page for information on how to deal with excess noise or pollution from events in the Park)

Weddings taking place in the Temple of Minerva, Botanical Gardens

Facilities in the Royal Victoria Park

Royal Pavilion Café

Royal Victoria Park, BA1 2NR
T: 01225 448860
Open throughout the year 8am – 5pm

Herberts Café

Royal Victoria Park, BA1 2LZ (By the Skateboard area)
T: 07833 226178
Open throughout the year 9:30am – 5pm

Excel Tennis

(More information under the Sport section)

Victoria Falls Adventure Golf

Victoria Park BA1 2NR
T: 01225 425066
This 18 hole adventure golf course is situated in the Royal Victoria Park next to the Tennis Pavilion. With the Royal Crescent as its backdrop come and play 18 holes of fun golf over rushing waterways and waterfalls. Can you score a par on the fifteenth hole in the middle of the lake?

Hot Air Balloons

Take off in the summer in early mornings & evenings from the Royal Victoria Park.

Last updated 21 May 2021