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.

Tettenhall Pool: update

Tettenhall pool is currently being filled and is not yet open to the public. Tests must be done to ensure the water is safe to use. Please follow the ‘do not enter’ signs and safety guidance at the pool.

The pool will open on 2 August, 2021, if the results show it’s safe to do so.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Parks
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.

Location

Bantock Park
Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton
WV3 9LQ

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.

Location

East Park
Hickman Avenue
Wolverhampton
WV1 2BS

Facilities

  • 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. 

Location

West Park
Park Road West
Wolverhampton
WV1 4PH

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
Bushbury
Wolverhampton
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 

Entry

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.

Location

Hickman Park
Wolverhampton Street
Bilston
Wolverhampton
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

Location

Dudley Road
Blakenhall
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV2 3JU

Facilities

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.

Awards

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

Access

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. Free but you must register online to attend.
Where: West Park    
When: Tuesdays 11:30am & Fridays 1:30pm 

Little Kickers 
National football group for 18 month olds – 
7 years. Teaching children the basics of football in a fun, enthusiastic and age appropriate way. For further information please contact: jheath@littlekickers.co.uk
Where: Tettenhall (adjacent to football pitch)
When: Every Sunday, 9am – 1pm    

Jolly Joggers
Come along and join in the 5K run. Its free but you must register online.
Where: West Park    
When: Every Sunday, 10:15am

Sweaty Mama 
Sweaty Mama Bootcamp are female only sessions, with fun, game orientated workouts to ensure you have fun whilst seeing results.  We undertake effective exercise sessions to suit all fitness levels. Sweaty Mama Bootcamps are an ideal way to workout with the girls in a safe & friendly environment, motivating each other to work hard whilst having a laugh and seeing great results. For further information please email: 
sadie@sweatymama.com 
Where: Coleman Avenue Open Space
When: Every Monday, 7pm - 8pm    

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

Park Run (East Park)
Come along and join in the 5K run. Its FREE but you must register. For more information please visit parkrun.org.uk
Where: East Park    
When: Every Saturday starting 24 July, 9am – 10am    

Park Run (West Park)
Come along and join in the 5K run. Its FREE but you must register. For more information please visit parkrun.org.uk
Where: West Park    
When: Every Saturday starting 24 July, 9am – 10am

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. For more information please visit: cooperstroopersbootcamp.com
Where: Bantock Farm     
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm and every Sunday 9:30am - 10:30am     


Events

Jollies Inflatables
Come and join us for fun in the sun at Wolverhampton’s biggest outdoor inflatable theme park. For more information please search Jollies inflatables on Facebook.
Where: East Park    
When: 6 July - On site
16 July - Open 4pm – 7pm
17 & 18 July - Open 11am – 5pm

19 July - Leave site

Summer in the Park
The teams from Wolves Food Fest & Digbeth Dining Club combine to present 8 weeks of quality street food, local ales, cocktails, spirits, live music, DJs and entertainment - for the first time ever in West Park, Wolverhampton. This will be a Covid-Safe event with table bookings only.
To book your tickets please visit their Facebook page and click the link for tickets https://www.facebook.com/events/581534886584815/
Where: West Park    
When: Every Saturday running from 10 July – 28 August
Session 1: 12:00pm – 16:30pm
Session 2: 17:00pm – 21:00pm

Harry Jones “Beach In The City”
Summer Fun Fair Experience all the fun of the fair along with a beach in beautiful West Park. For more information please search “Harry Jones Fun Fair” on Facebook.
Where: West Park
When: 12 July - On-site
17 July – 1 August - Open 12 noon – 8pm Daily
2 August - Pack down & leave site

Kicks in the Park
Running from: Thursday 22nd July – Tuesday 31st August Regular sports facilitation for young people, aged 8-18. The objective is to provide structured sports activation, engaging young people through football using the power of the Wolves brand. A range of football based activities will be provided by our coaches as well as mentoring opportunities.
For more information please email lukeshearing@wolves.co.uk
Where: East Park
When: Every Tuesday - 2pm – 5pm
Where: Bantock Park West Park
When: Every Thursday​​​​​​​ - 2pm – 5pm​​​​​​​
Where: West Park​​​​​​​
When: Every Friday - 2pm - 6pm

YMCA BC – HAP Funding
YMCA Black Country Group will be delivering the Holiday Activity Funding. We will be delivering a variety of small physical and enriching activities including Volley Ball, Cricket, Archery, Dance, Multi-sports, Arts & Craft, Mindfulness Activities. For more information please email luke.tyler@ymcabc.org.uk
Where: West Park  
When: 27 July 3, 10, 17, 24 August - 11am – 3pm​​​​​​​
Where: Bantock Park
When: 29 July - 11am – 3pm​​​​​​​
Where: Phoenix Park
​​​​​​​When: 5 August - 11am – 3pm​​​​​​​
Where: East Park
​​​​​​​When: 12 August - 11am – 3pm​​​​​​​
Where: Ettingshall Park​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​When: 19 August - 11am – 3pm​​​​​​​
Where: Heath Town Park
​​​​​​​When: 26 August - 11am – 3pm

 

WV1 Festival
Two days of the best tribute bands on the planet! For more information please see WV1fest.com
Where: West Park
When: 2 August - On site
7 & 8 August - 11am – 10:15pm
11 August - Leave site

Gazebo Summer Programme Youth Event
Summer activities with young people aged 10-16.  Practical skills sessions including drama, singing, poetry, circus skills prop making.
For more information please email pamela.cole-hudson@gazebotheatre.com
Where: Hickman Park
When: 21 July, 4, 11, 18, 23, 25, 27 August - 10:30am – 13:30pm
Where: Gods Acre
When: 27 July, 9, 13, 16 August - 10:30am – 13:30pm
Where: Coronation Park
When: 27 July, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 19, 31 August - 10:30am – 14:30pm

Jollies Inflatables 
Come and join us for fun in the sun at Wolverhampton’s biggest outdoor inflatable theme park. For more information please search Jollies inflatables on Facebook. 
Where: King George V Playing Fields, Wednesfield
When: 20 July - On site
23 July - Open 4pm – 7pm
24/25/26 July - Open 11am – 5pm

27 July - Leave site

City Church Holiday Club
Five mornings of fun, music, stories, and games for children, with parents in observing, in Bantock Park provided by City Church Wolverhampton.
For more information please email tim@citychurchwolverhampton.com
Where: Bantock Park
When: Every Morning from 26 July until 30 July

Jollies Inflatables 
Come and join us for fun in the sun at Wolverhampton’s biggest outdoor inflatable theme park. For more information please search Jollies inflatables on Facebook. 
Where: Bantock Park
When: 27 July - On site
31 July – 15 August - Open 11am – 5pm daily
17 August - Leave site

Wolves Play Café - Play in the Park
Come and join with your little one in our 60 minute Play in the Park sessions for under 5s. For more information please email info@wolvesplaycafe
Where: Ettingshall Park
When: 4, 11, 18, 25 August
Session 1: 10:00am – 11:00am
Session 2: 13:00pm – 4:00pm

Community Playing Out
Community playing in the park with organised games, play areas and use of sports (football and basketball) for Wednesday afternoons in August 2021. For more information please email Navi.Aulkh@allnations.org.uk
Where: Peace Green Open Space
When: 4th August - 2:00pm – 5:00pm
11th August- 2:00pm - 5:00pm
18th August- 2:00pm - 5:00pm
25th August - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Relight Festival
City of Wolverhampton Council presents 30 shows in 17 days ranging from music and comedy to talks, kids shows and film screenings all designed with Covid restrictions in mind. For more information including show schedule, ticket prices and to buy tickets please visit http://www.relightfestival.co.uk/
Where: West Park
When: 20 August – 5 September

Outdoor Film & Food Festival  
Adventure Cinema brings a four day festival of well known films and street food to our very own Bantock Park. For more details regarding showtimes and to purchase tickets please search Adventure Cinema on Facebook.  
Where: Bantock Park
When: 8 September - On site
9 September – 12 September - Operational
13 September - Leave site

Tettenhall Community Market
Community market, street food and live entertainment on Upper Green. For more information please search LSD Promotions on Facebook.  
Where: Upper Green, Tettenhall
When: 18 September - 10am – 8pm 19 September - 10am – 5pm

Race 4 Life 
Family friends 5K fun run in the grounds of West Park. Cancer Research UK’s Wolverhampton 5K Race for Life is a 5K family friendly event raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. 
Where: West Park
When: 10 October 11:30am – 13:45pm


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