Information on parks, opening times and events. Our award-winning Green Flag parks and public open spaces create a good impression for both residents and visitors.
Bantock Park

It is one of Wolverhampton's district parks and has a rich history. Bequeathed to its present-day custodians in 1938 on the death of Alderman Albert Bantock, this former farm has undergone restoration works, partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The park is approximately 16 hectares (39.53 acres). The west of the park is mostly open space, which still retains its 'rural' character, with gently undulating ground, hedgerows and a variety of trees with a nature trail.  The eastern side of the park changes near the house, becoming more formal, consisting of a series of recently restored gardens, reminiscent of the detail emerging around the late nineteenth/twentieth century.


Bantock Park
Finchfield Road

Things to do

Bantock Park is a great venue for a range of activities at low or no cost. A picnic in the park is something the whole family can enjoy, from toddlers to grandparents. The children's play area has many challenges for young children, for example, traditional monkey bars and swings to multi-play units. A range of other facilities to enjoy across the age ranges include:

  • Re-built changing rooms
  • tea room
  • Bantock House Museum
  • Georgian farm buildings (home to a range of nature, educational, dance, music and theatrical events, activities and exhibitions)

Improvements to Bantock Park

View improvements to Bantock Park.

East Park

It is one of Wolverhampton's district parks and has a proud history, going back to 1896. The park is approximately 18 hectares in size. East Park is a focus of great pride for the people living nearby.


East Park
Hickman Avenue


  • football pitches
  • a children's play area
  • a paddling pool
  • tennis courts
  • rangers events
West Park

It is a fine example of a Victorian municipal park and was one of the best in the country to set a trend for the provision of areas for specific sporting activities (originally bowls, archery and cricket). The park is considered to be one of the best, unspoilt examples of a Victorian park left in England and is Wolverhampton's premier open space.

The park is 17 hectares (roughly 43 acres) in area (including its lake) and provides a beautifully landscaped green space within a ten-minute walk of Wolverhampton city centre. 


West Park
Park Road West

Facilities and attractions

  • picnics
  • tennis courts
  • chalet tearooms
  • children's play area
  • bowling green (located in Park Crescent)
  • disabled access
  • heated Victorian Conservatory is open to the public 11am to 4pm daily Thursday to Sunday and is staffed by volunteers of the Conservatory Project Group, members of Friends of West Park.

Friends Group

West Park has a well-established Friends Group with charitable status that meets monthly and has many volunteer opportunities, including indoor and outdoor gardening sessions and events and is keen to attract new members/volunteers. Please call 01902 551145 for more information about volunteering at this site or others throughout Wolverhampton.

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Northycote Farm

There are many informal walks through the woodland and opportunities to view or photograph a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitats.

Northycote Farm has on its site a Tudor farmhouse which is steeped in history. The farmhouse itself is not always open to the public, but throughout the year, it is opened to the public for tours and other events.

At the farm

There are many informal walks through the woodland. These offer opportunities to view or photograph a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitats. Animals at the farm include:

  • Norfolk Black Turkeys
  • Geese, chickens, ducks and guinea fowl
  • Shropshire sheep
  • Pigs

Other things to do include regular events held throughout the year, such as:

  • Easter Egg Trails
  • May Day Celebrations
  • Music
  • Town and Country Show
  • Harvest Festival
  • House tours run by the Friend's Group
  • Halloween Events
  • Christmas Events; log dressing, wreath making, star dedication and traditional Christmas Fayre's with Father Christmas

Also open for all of the farm's events are the tea rooms and picnic area and on-site there are facilities for baby changing and disabled toilets.

Location and contact details

Northycote Farm
Underhill Lane
WV10 7JF

Opening hours

Northycote Farm operates different open hours to the rest of the city's parks:

  • The animal enclosures are open 9am to 4pm
  • The car park is open 8am to 5pm
  • Christmas Day: closed 


There is free entry to the farm and woodland, car park and tea rooms. However, some events may charge a small fee.

Hickman Park

The park is located half a mile from Bilston Town Centre. The park opened in 1911 as a memorial to Sir Alfred Hickman, a local industrialist and former MP.

Hickman Park is currently undergoing restoration, in a project funded by the Heritage Lottery.  The park will be returned to its original splendour, with the benefits of modern facilities.

There is now a new building to house the park rangers; a meeting room, toilet and baby changing facilities.

There is also an open-air theatre which has been restored, alongside the Park Shelter, after funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The theatre has, in the past, held many events and once again is starting to gain attention by being used regularly.


Hickman Park
Wolverhampton Street
WV14 0LZ

Things to do

As well as the theatre, there is a sports arena with terracing. The arena is an ideal place for both playing sports and for spectators. In addition to all of the usual things to enjoy in parks, walking, exercising well-behaved and controlled dogs etc. there is also:

  • mini football pitches
  • toddler/children's play area
  • urban sports court (multi-ball)
  • rangers events
  • wildflower meadow
  • Sons of Rest group
Phoenix Park


Dudley Road
West Midlands


Today, visitors to the park can enjoy a variety of attractions:

  • Sensory garden
  • Children's play area
  • Seated amphitheatre
  • Two ball courts
  • Lighting
  • Shelters with integrated radio
  • Network of paths
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Playing fields
  • Horticultural improvements
  • Wildflower meadow areas
  • Lavender maze
  • Revamped entrance area, signage
  • Car park
  • Toilet
  • Parks clock
  • Play facilities for all ages
  • BMX track through the woods
  • Woodland area

These have improved visitor numbers - use of parks facilities, increased nature ranger-led events, community use of the park - including Walking for Health etc.

St Peter's Gardens

St Peter's Collegiate Church and Lich Gate War Memorial Gardens

Occupying a site of great historical importance; the settlement of Wolverhampton became a centre of local religious, political and economic importance during the 10th Century, although the original church had its origins in the 7th Century.

Since the decline of the gardens from the 1940s onward; various restoration phases have been undertaken, including the many heritage structures.

  • Horsman Fountain (also listed)
  • Harris Memorial (known locally as the 'sailor statue')
  • Saxon Pillar
  • Bargaining Stone. 

The Horsman Fountain dates from 1896, and commemorates Philip Horsman, a local businessman who founded Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and the Wolverhampton & Staffordshire Eye Infirmary; whilst the Harris Memorial commemorates a wireless operator in World War I who, whilst posted to an Italian ship, continued to send messages whilst under heavy fire until he was killed by shrapnel on 15 May 1917.

Representing one of the few areas of green space located in the Wolverhampton City Centre Conservation Area (designated in 1972). The gardens form the setting for St Peter's Collegiate Church, which is one of two Grade I Listed Buildings in the City.  Providing the setting for other important buildings such as the nearby Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The gardens were originally part of the church's graveyard. They were handed over to the town at the end of the 19th century and turned into gardens.


The gardens successfully achieved Green Flag status again this year, following a successful first bid in 2010.  


The gardens are located on a hill in the centre of the city and can present difficulties for those with impaired mobility.

Opportunities to improve site accessibility are limited due to the historic sensitivity and the gradients involved.

Wheelchair/pushchair users access via lower south/east gardens and to the south porch of the church.

Park opening and closing times

The parks open daily at 7.30 am (some sites may be open earlier) and close at the following times:

1 February 2021 – 28 February 2021 - 5.30pm 
1 March 2021 – 31 March 2021 - 6.30pm
1 April 2021 – 30 April 2021 - 8.00pm
1 May 2021 – 31 May 2021 - 8.30pm
1 June 2021 – 31 August 2021 - 9.00pm
1 September 2021 – 30 September 2021 - 7.30pm
1 October 2021 – 31 October 2021 - 6.30pm
1 November 2021 – 31 Dec 2021 - 5.00pm

Please note: it takes time to lock all our parks, please do not enter after the official closing time - even if the gates are still open.

Keep up to date with the latest government guidance when visiting parks.

Park events

Regular Activities

NCT Toddle Waddle
Join other new parents for a stroll around West Park whilst chatting and making new friends.
Where: West Park
Tuesdays - 11:30am
Fridays  - 1:30pm
Free but you must register to attend

Jolly Joggers
Jolly Joggers is a beginner’s couch to 5k running programme for people who want to improve their mental health by being more active. It is led by friendly, qualified run leaders who have personal experience of mental health problems on behalf of Black Country Mental Health.
Where: West Park
When: Every Saturday - 10:15am
All bookings are to be made via BCMH Website

Junior Park Run
It’s a free junior 2k event for children aged 4-10 yrs old.
Where: King George V Playing fields
When: Every Sunday - 9am – 9:30am
Further information

Park Run (East Park)
Come along and join in the 5K run. It's FREE but you must register.
Where: East Park
When: Every Saturday - 9am – 10am
Further information

Park Run (West Park)
Come along and join in the 5K run. It's FREE but you must register.
Where: West Park
When: Every Saturday - 9am – 10am
Further information

Coopers Troopers Bootcamp
Coopers Troopers Bootcamp is an outdoor, 60-minute session. Sessions are designed and delivered by current or ex-military instructors and aim to target a certain heart rate to enable members to achieve the best workout that will leave you burning calories even after the session ends.
Where: Bantock Park
Tuesdays - 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursdays - 9:30am – 10:30am
Sundays - 9:30am - 10:30am
Further information

WVSC – Social Prescribing Offer for Younger People
Free outdoor activities for younger people to include walking, team building activities such as orienteering.
Where: West Park
When: Every Saturday - 11am - 11:45am
Further information


Gazebo – A December to Remember
Gazebo Theatre presents a Magical Christmas Adventure for All. Featuring a cast of professional performers, our KickStart team, young people attending our out of school activities and community volunteers, this original production takes audiences on a journey through stories from around the World, and an opportunity to understand more about the importance of addressing climate change and how to build resilience. Performances all take place outdoors and will be Covid safe with small social distanced audiences.
Where: Gods Acre
When: Tuesday 14th - Sunday 19th December 2021
Performances start at 6pm daily. Tickets are free but you must pre-book

Contact the parks department

If you have a query about one of the city's parks or green spaces please complete our general enquiry form providing as much information as you can to enable us to respond as quickly as possible.

If you would like to hire one of Wolverhampton's Park spaces, please complete the application form in the downloads section on the Outdoor Events page.