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Grosvenor Park is a grade II* registered, green flag award winning park dating back to 1867 covering 20 acres. It's the main ornamental park in Chester whose layout was designed by Edward Kemp. It is extremely popular with residents and visitors to the city alike. Situated just outside the city walls and overlooking the River Dee its one of the finest examples of Victorian parks in the UK. With formal avenues lined with trees, statues, large sweeping lawns surrounded with ornamental shrub beds and display bedding, for which the park has become well known. The bedding displays are planted twice yearly to provide a spectacular and colourful display throughout the Spring and Summer months. There are a number of restored, newly introduced and Grade II* listed features to explore all year round including the Second Marquess of Westminster Statue, Billy Hobby’s Well Community Garden, St Mary’s Nunnery Arch, the Quarry Garden and more.
The park is a great place to visit with the kids as its home to the popular miniature railway and a great play area. Enjoy a fun filled train ride, open during weekends, public holidays and school holidays Feb to Nov and weekends Dec to Jan. Summer: 10.30am to 5pm. Winter: 11.00am to 4pm. The play area is in a fully accessible area providing play and exploration for everyone. It was designed by local artist, Andrew Small using a range of natural materials.
The park is home to the Lodge, now the Lodge Cafe, set in landscaped grounds offering light lunches, refreshments and even afternoon tea. Open Monday – Friday: 9am – 4.30pm and Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm.
Every summer the team behind Storyhouse bring their performances to the park with Grosvenor Park Open Theatre. The sounds of popping corks, picnics unpacked and happy audiences are now the defining sounds of Chester's summer. And a great way to experience the park.
However, despite this annual frenzy of activity, Grosvenor Park continues to retain its peaceful character and charm with visitors enjoying more informal activities in this attractive setting.
|Open New Year|
|Winter Season (1 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||08:00||- 18:00|
|Lodge Cafe (1 Jan 2020 - 1 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Friday||09:00||- 16:30|
|Saturday - Sunday||09:00||- 17:00|
|Summer Season (1 May 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||07:00||- 20:00|
* Times are changeable due to events in the park.
From Wrexham via A483 - 15 miles From Crewe via A51 - 23 miles From Liverpool via M53 - 27 miles From Manchester via M56 - 40 miles
There is no on-site parking available but nearby parking can be found in and around Chester with the nearest, NCP Pepper Street car park, just 200yds away.
Park & Ride:
Boughton Heath (CH3 5QD) - drop off at Frodsham Street Sealand Road (CH1 4LQ) - drop off at Chester Bus Exchange Upton (CH2 1EU) - drop off at Frodsham Street Wrexham Road (CH4 9DE) - drop off at Foregate Street
For more details visit Cheshire West and Chester Park and Ride
Bus and train:
Regular services available, visit: www.traveline.info
National Cycle Network Route 568 (access to Grosvenor Park off Dee Lane) - cycle racks are available at the park.
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