Opened in 1825, Pittville Park is the largest ornamental park in Cheltenham and features the magnificent Pittville Pump Room and lakes. This park is given a grade 2 listing under the English Heritage register of historic parks and gardens, with the Pump Room as a grade 1 historic building.
Pittville Park is divided in two by Evesham Road and is popular for families and non-families alike. The eastern side is well-known, being overlooked by Pittville Pump Room and with a vast children’s play area, including sand and water play area plus several aviaries where you’ll find popular birds and bunnies. Definitely worth a visit for families, (take a dry set of clothes for younger children!) On this side of Pittville Park visitors can enjoy refreshments from the Pittville Park Heritage Cafe, a kiosk next to the playground and Central Cross Cafe.
The second section of the park is much larger, here you’ll find the larger ‘lower lake’, also known as the boating lake, where you can fish during fishing season. This park also includes two smaller children’s play areas, tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course, a skate park and a BMX park. You can even hire a boat for a relaxing trip on the lake.
Refreshments can be purchased on the western side of Pittville Park from The Boathouse Cafe. Activities can be booked via the The Boathouse whom also organise nature trails and events thoroughout the year for kids and families. See The Boathouse Activities (Boat Hire, Tennis, Pitch & Putt) for full details.
The park is ideal for those wanting to keep active and includes Run England 321 markers for a 2km route and hosts a free Park Run every Saturday morning. There is also a permanent orienteering course in Pittville Park. Leaflets are available for this course from the Central Cross and Boathouse Cafes.
Toilets can be found in the eastern park between the lake and Evesham Road.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Childrens Play Area
- Picnic Site
Children & Infants
- Facilities for children
- Dog Friendly
- On-site Restaurant/Cafe
- Open All Year
- Picnic Area
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- On Bus Route
|Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
|Monday - Sunday
Park behind the Pittville Park Pump Room on the eastern side of the park. From the beginning of March 2021, all customers will need to enter their registration details and display a ticket. A charge of £1 will only apply for customers wishing to stay for more than 2 hours (up to a maximum of 4 hours). There is no charge for customers wishing to stay for less than 2 hours.
Additional free parking can be found on Abermarle Gate at the top of the western side of the park (just two minutes’ walk to the Boathouse, tennis courts and skate boarding ramp).