Royal Victoria Park

Royal Victoria Park was opened in 1830 by Queen Victoria herself, when she was aged 11. 

Just a short walk from the city centre, this beautiful 23 hectare/ 57 acre site is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.

It boasts the iconic Royal Crescent as its backdrop, and has plenty of attractions to keep you coming back for more.



BBQ Picnic Table Areas

Botanical Gardens

Bowling Greens

Children’s Play Area & on-site Cafe

Crazy Golf

Duck Ponds

Flower Gardens (nr Brock Street)

Great Dell Aerial Walkway

• Obelisk dedicated to Queen Victoria

Pavillion Cafe (open throughout the year 8am - 5pm)

Public Toilets (20p entry) in the Play Area and at Charlotte St Car Park

Skateboard Park (redesigned 2015)


War Memorial

Wild Meadows

BBQ Areas in Royal Victoria Park

Two designated barbecue areas have been created featuring specially-modified picnic tables with facilities for disposable barbecues.

The areas also include bespoke heat-proof bins for disposing of metal barbecues safely.

The designated areas are at Grenadier Grove (next to the Botanical Gardens) and near the duck ponds, and can be found on maps around the park. Barbecues must only be used in the designated areas and people using them elsewhere in the park will be asked to extinguish them. 

Users are also reminded to dispose of their BBQs and other rubbish properly and ensure that children and pets are supervised at all times in these areas.

Please note that BBQs are still prohibited in other parks throughout B&NES.


There are a variety of events in the park which can be viewed on the Band Concerts web page and the Outdoor Events Calendar. You can download a copy of the Band Concerts Programme or the Band Concerts Poster on the right hand side of this page. 

If you are interested in holding an event in the park or performing on the bandstand, please contact Further information about holding an event can be found on the Event Organisers page. You can download the application form on the right hand side of this page. 

Several areas within Royal Victoria Park can also be hired for weddings and civil ceremonies.

Getting There 

Royal Victoria Park is situated just north/west of the city centre on the Upper Bristol Road (A4).  There is limited car parking within the park, some at parking meters, and Charlotte Street car park is nearby.

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