Opened in 1825, Pittville Park is the largest ornamental park in Cheltenham and features the magnificent 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.
It’s an excellent place for the whole family, with so many different areas to explore. For kids, there are multiple play areas, aviaries and a small menagerie of small animals, including chipmunks, rabbits and Guinea pigs! For dogs, meander around the boating lake, explore the many paths and fields before stopping off at The Boathouse Café and buying a doggy ice cream.
The park is split into two with a busy road going through the middle, however, there is a tunnel underneath so luckily so you do not need to cross traffic. The larger, western area of the park has the gorgeous boating lake, a more natural landscape and small areas of woodland. The smaller eastern side of the park is set out like a more traditional park, which is overlooked by Pittville Pump Room, and home to the main children’s play area and the aviaries.
Pittville Park is also home to 3 cafes with an assortment of food, drinks, and snacks. The Boathouse Café is very welcoming, with indoor and outdoor seating, it is dog friendly with waterbowls, provides blankets in the winter, picnic rugs in summer and serves delicious ice creams as well as hot drinks, cakes and light bites.
Toilets can be found in the eastern park just to the south of the play area.
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ParkingParking is free around the park for 4 hours
Paws for thoughtThere are swans and other large birds around the lakes, so please make sure your dog stays under control
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