- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Outdoor
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks, situated in Newbury, are two attractive parks that adjoin each other. They hold the prestigious Green Flag award for parks maintained to a high standard. Northcroft Park provides opportunities for formal outdoor sports, providing three football pitches and a cricket pitch. The park also contains Northcroft Leisure Centre, children's play areas, a football changing facility and Newbury Cricket Club. Northcroft Park is bound to the south by the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Goldwell Park was once part of a former mansion house and has a mature landscape of trees and grass that is quite steeply graded. Goldwell Park is 4 hectares in size and is made up of a woodland walk, a grassed slope and an area of earth mounding providing a BMX facility.
The views from the top of Goldwell Park are beautiful and together the parks offer a peaceful green setting for informal play and recreation. The parks are about 5 minutes' walk from Newbury Town Centre and 15 or so from Newbury Train Station so it's an easy enough pop in for your taste of nature for the day!
Image "Northcroft park trees flooding new years day" copyright Barry Skeates via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Northcroft Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1RS, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Open day long, year round.
No entry fee applies.
Refreshments available from Northcroft Leisure Centre nearby.
No toilet facilities in the parks but available in the Leisure Centre for actual cafe users.