St Nicholas Park

St Nicholas Meadow was acquired by Warwick Borough Council and the formal gardens and the Children’s Corner were opened in the 1930s. The ground to the east was laid out as playing fields after the war. A popular open-air swimming pool replaced an older structure by the river, both now demolished and succeeded by the pool in the leisure centre. The cottages were once a watermill. St Nicholas Park's activities attracts visitors from all over the Midlands.

St Nicholas Park

Location map

Things to enjoy

  • Play – up-to-the-minute play areas.
  • Paddling pool – shallow, treated water. Please no dogs. Please note that the Paddling Pool is currently closed for maintenance work. These works should be completed in May 2014. 
  • Family occasion – stroll by the river, relax in the gardens, hire a boat.
  • Rides – roundabouts and a train for young children - see below.
  • Games – adventure golf (see below), giant chess, boules, basketball station.
  • Bikes, blades and boards – enlarged skate park and BMX track beyond sports hall.
  • Refreshments – popular café open all year round.
  • Gardens – colourful flowers, unusual trees, smooth lawns.
  • Boating – rowing boats and motor boats from Boathouse by Castle Bridge, Easter - October. Visit Warwick Boat Centre for more information.
  • Sport – 2 senior football pitches, 2 hard tennis courts, floodlit Astro turf. Bookings 01926 495353
  • Exercise – Swimming, keep-fit, climbing wall and sport in the Leisure Centre. Bookings 01926 495353
  • Space! Acres of level grass for ball games, jogging, kite-flying, picnics…
  • Toilets with baby-change and disabled facilities.

Adventure golf and crazy golf

Adventure golf consists of 18 miniature greens with water and rock hazards on some of them. There is also a 9 hole crazy golf course.

For full details visit the St Nicholas Park Golf website.

Children’s amusement rides

The children’s amusements is a small amusement park for toddlers up to about 12 years old. The rides work on a token based system. For full details visit the St Nicholas Park Fun Park website.

Please note the golf and rides are not run by Warwick District Council.

Events

  • Warwick Carnival
  • Donkey Derby

How to get there

  • Walk – St Nicholas Park has entrances on Banbury Road, Emscote Road and Pickard Street, or walk along Riverside Walk. From Myton Fields/Myton Road you can cross the river over Charter Bridge or Castle Bridge, or take the ferry at summer weekends.
  • Cycleway, Emscote Road–Myton. Cycle stands at Leisure Centre and Charter Bridge.
  • Bus – Services 16, 18, 60, 75 and X17 (X16 and X18 on Sundays) pass near the park. (More on buses to parks)
  • Rail – 10-minute walk from Warwick station to Emscote Road entrance.
  • Car and motorcycle – pay-and-display car park off Banbury Road. Or park in Myton Fields walk across one of the bridges or take the ferry.

Nearby

  • St John’s House Museum – life in Victorian times. Warwickshire Regimental Museum.
  • Leisure Centre – swimming pool and sports hall
  • Myton Fields – riverside parking (pay on foot). Kingfisher Pool – disabled and junior angling.
  • Smith Street – shops and restaurants
  • Riverside Walk – walk beside rivers and canal to Leamington Spa and Newbold Comyn.
  • Town Centre – markets, County Museum, St Mary’s Church, antique shops, gardens.

Friends of St Nicholas Park

The Friends of St Nicholas Park is a group of local people working to improve, conserve, support and protect St. Nicholas Park for the benefit of all. For more information take a look at the Friends of St Nicholas Park website.

Park maintenance - contact us

This park is maintained by Warwick District Council. Call 01926 353365 or email contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk

Map

Keyboard accessible map