Great for a family day out in Warwick
Opening hours: All day, every day
Postcode: CV34 4QY - Location map
Parking: St Nicholas Park or Myton Fields car parks in Warwick. Both are pay and display. Myton Fields is open summer only. Please note: St Nicholas Park car park will have vehicle height restriction barriers from Friday 22nd December 2017. Only vehicles under 2.1m in height will be able to access the car park after this date.
There is lots to see and do in the park and nearby for the whole family.
What to see and do
- 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 495353
- Orienteering - there are two permanent Octavian Droobers orienteering courses at the park
- St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre – Gym, sports hall and artificial pitch (pool currently closed for refurbishment)
- 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
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
- Ranger Service
- Toilets, disabled toilets and baby change
- All paths are wheelchair and pushchair friendly
The paddling pool will be open from 10am-8pm on the following dates:
- Every day from Saturday 25 May until the early September (may be open later in September depending on the weather)
If there are any issues with the paddling pool outside of normal working hours, please contact St Peter's Car Park on 01926 314009.
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.
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