No BBQs or fires in parks and open spaces
As we continue to experience hot, dry weather conditions, we’re reminding residents and visitors that BBQs and campfires are not permitted in any of our parks, open spaces or nature reserves, due to the risk of causing an accidental fire which could destroy wildlife, landscapes and be a danger to people and property.
St Nicholas Park
Great for a family day out in Warwick.
All day, every day.
CV34 4QY - view the location map.
- St Nicholas Park car park (only vehicles under 2.1m in height)
- Myton Fields car park (open during the summer only)
What to see and do
There is lots to see and do in the park and nearby for the whole family:
- Play area - ideal for children up to the age of 12.
- Paddling pool - shallow, treated water. No dogs, please. See below for opening times.
- Funfair - roundabouts, games and bouncy castles for children
- Golf - 18-green adventure golf and 9-hole crazy golf
- Boating - hire rowing boats and motor boats from the boat house by Castle Bridge
- Cafe - popular and open all year round
- Skate park and BMX track
- Football - 2 football pitches. To book phone 01926 495353
- AstroTurf floodlit pitch. To book phone 01926 495353
- Tennis – 2 hard tennis courts. To book phone 01926 984894 or https://wdtvenues.co.uk/warwick-parks
- Orienteering - there are two permanent Octavian Droobers orienteering courses at the park
- St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre – 80 station fitness suite, swimming pool, sports hall, climbing wall and floodlit AstroTurf pitch.
- Level grass for ball games, jogging and kite-flying.
- Flowers – colourful formal flowerbeds, sustainable planting and unusual trees
- River – stroll along the river and look at the swans
- Bands in the park
The boating, café, golf and rides are not run by Warwick District Council. Please go to the St Nicholas Park website to find out when these attractions are open.
Park Exercise Permit
Organisations that are using the District’s parks and open spaces to provide group fitness activities are required to apply for a permit from the Council.
- Toilets, disabled toilets and baby change
- All paths are wheelchair and pushchair friendly
If there are any issues with the paddling pool outside of normal working hours, please contact the Ranger Service on 01926 314009.
The paddling pool opens during the summer, usually from May half-term until September.
Following the arrival of an invasive weed in Kingfisher Pool, every February a safe dye will be added to the water to stop light penetrating and allowing the weed to grow.
This follows a consultation with the Environment Agency. The dye is completely harmless to all flora and fauna.
Soil sample collection
The University of Warwick is looking at how urbanisation affects soil microbes. As part of this, they will be taking 5 cm core samples of soil from both Newbold Comyn and St Nicholas Park in November 2021 and then subsequently four times per year across the seasons.
Each core sample area will be back filled with sand and the activity will only take around fifteen minutes.
Originally a meadow, St Nicholas Park in Warwick was laid out in the 1930s. Formal gardens and a Children’s Corner were created. After the Second World War, the ground to the east was laid out as playing fields. Later, the leisure centre replaced outdoor swimming pools in the park. The cottages near the main car park were once a watermill.
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, check out the Friends of St Nicholas Park website.
How to get there
- Bike – A cycle path runs from Emscote Road through St Nicholas Park to Myton Road. Bike racks outside the leisure centre
- Bus routes
- Rail – 10-minute walk from Warwick station to Emscote Road entrance
- Walk – pedestrian entrances on Banbury Road, Emscote Road and Pickard Street. From Myton Fields you can cross the river over Charter Bridge or Castle Bridge
- St John's House Museum – find out about life in Victorian times and visit Warwickshire Regimental Museum
- Kingfisher Pool – disabled adults and junior angling
- Smith Street – shops and restaurants
- Riverside Walk – walk along the rivers and canal to Leamington Spa
- Warwick Castle
- Town Centre – markets, County Museum, St Mary’s Church, antique shops, gardens