Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1QQ

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View of the River Dee from Grosvenor Park. Photo credit Jeff Buck
  • View of the River Dee from Grosvenor Park. Photo credit Jeff Buck
  • Family fun on Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
  • Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
  • Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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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.

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Lodge Cafe (1 Jan 2022 - 1 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday09:00 - 16:30
Saturday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Summer Season (1 May 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday07:00 - 20:00
Winter Season (1 Nov 2022 - 30 Apr 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00

* Times are changeable due to events in the park.

Directions

Road Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

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

Cycle:

National Cycle Network Route 568 (access to Grosvenor Park off Dee Lane) - cycle racks are available at the park.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Chris S
    Miami Beach, Florida
    Great park
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th May 2022
    Always well tended. I need go here on a sunny day as all the days are rainy and the place is mucky. But there is always some artwork here and friendly people about. Read full review
  • Beccib21
    Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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    Couples
    Lovely town park
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th May 2022
    Really pleasant and well maintained grounds. Shame cafe seemed closed and toilet block looked unloved (not sure whether open). Interesting history well present on sign boards. Good signposting... Read full review
  • PJJBDVLJ
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom
    Charming town centre park
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th June 2022
    Lovely flower beds, fountains, views and more. Nice to see a well kept and beautiful park which is well used. Good range of sunny and shady spots. Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance Booking not Required

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 0300 123 7026

Tel: 0300 123 7026

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