Wiltshire Parks & Recreation Locations
One of Wiltshire’s timeless pleasures is to spend time in one of our many parks. Simply wander around and take in the views, pretty flowers and peaceful atmospheres or spend time running, cycling or even enjoying a picnic. We’ve put together details of some of our parks below:
To the west of Amesbury town centre you’ll find Bonnymead Park, sitting on the edge of the River Avon. North of Amesbury will take you into parts of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and National Trust landscape including the area around Woodhenge and Durrington Walls.
Bradford on Avon
On the outskirts Bradford on Avon lays Barton Farm Country Park, 36 acres of countryside alongside the River Avon and the Kennet & Avon Canal. Enjoy pleasant walks along the canal, go inside the tithe barn and visit some of the craft and tea shops.
There are ample parks in Calne from the Recreation Ground on Anchor Road through to Coleman’s Farm Play Area.
Castlefields Park features a pocket park, hay meadow, fitness trail, nature inspired brass rubbing trail, Diamond Jubilee Trees, the Chaveywell Spring, picnic area and a castle interpretation based on a recent archaeological dig. The Wilts and Berks Canal and the River Marden run through the site as does the National Cycle Route 403 following the old Calne branch railway line.
Within Chippenham you’ll find several parks including John Coles Park with band stand, play area and tennis courts, Monkton Park with its riverside location and mini golf and Stanley Park, with football facilities.
Visitors to Corsham can wander through part of the Corsham Court estate, which is a popular area for both locals and visitors alike. For children, there's a new play area at the Springfield Rec, with state of the art equipment and a pavement cafe alongside.
Head to North Meadow Nature Reserve in Cricklade and enjoy walks and nature spotting. A popular spot for local dog walkers too. The nature reserve is renowned for its spectacular display of rare Snakeshead Fritillaries in April.
In Devizes you’ll find Hillworth Park with sports and recreation area, aviary and events programme. In the heart of the town you’ll also see The Green and Crammer Pond.
Within Marlborough town centre there’s Priory Gardens, The Green, Coopers Meadow and Wye House Gardens. Further out of the town is the Common and Stonebridge Meadow.
Salisbury is home to several parks: Churchill Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Gardens and Victoria Park. Both Churchill Gardens and Queen Elizabeth Gardens offer riverside walks and children’s play areas and Victoria Park houses tennis courts, a football pitch and small play area.
As a large town, Swindon has various park areas including the central Town Gardens, Lydiard Park and Stanton Park.
Within the heart of Trowbridge lies Trowbridge Park with its bandstand, duck pond and nearby sensory garden behind the Town Hall.
On the southern side of Trowbridge lies Biss Meadows Country Park – great for wildlife spotting and nature walks and nearby to the town is Southwick Country Park.
Central in Warminster you’ll find the Lake Pleasure Grounds. For children there’s a playground and look out for the tennis courts and boating lake too.