Somerset, Travel, UK

A Perfect Morning at Prior Park

We had never been to Prior Park before this visit, and I must say it was a very welcome surprise! Even though we are National Trust members, and it is one of our closest sites, we always thought this was part of the wider Bath Skyline walk which isn’t particularly pushchair friendly. I am delighted to report however, Prior Park Landscape Garden is a wonderful place to while away a few hours, enjoy some fair weather and take a leisurely stroll with kids!

Kids will love:

Woodland play area, complete with tractor and digger made out of logs.

‘Musical Playground’ featuring interactive woodland instruments.

Plenty of wide open spaces to run around, including a woodland and meadow.

Cakes & ice-creams available to purchase from the Tea Shed.

If your kids enjoy climbing as much as Teddy does, they’ll love the woodland play area!

Parents will love:

Beautiful views of the Bath skyline.

Romantic photo opportunity of the Palladian Bridge.

Opportunity to reflect in peaceful surroundings with only the sound of nature around you (and your darling kids)!

Hot and cold refreshments available to purchase from the Tea Shed.

The final few steps leading to the Palladian Bridge give you a glimpse in to what’s to come

Practical Information:

There is no car park. We were lucky enough to find a space on a residential road in the area, but this is not always advised.

This garden is not suitable for wheelchairs, and was tricky at times with a pushchair. The main walk it’s self is on a steep incline, and throughout the gardens there are steps and uneven surfaces which cannot be avoided. We took a lightweight stroller so my husband and I could juggle our son and his buggy between us.

There are toilets near the main entrance at the top of the gardens, complete with baby changing facilities.

Prior Park Landscape Garden,
Ralph Allen Drive,

For more information, visit the National Trust Website:

Have you been to Prior Park Landscape Gardens? What was your favourite spot? Let us know in the comments!

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