- All The Family
- Under 5s
- School Age
Located just outside of Stroud town centre, Stratford park is an enormous 56 acres of park and arboretum. It has a fully equipped leisure centre with both indoor and outdoor pools, plus tennis courts, a bowling green, a large skate park and several play parks which although dated have equipment for all ages. Directly outside the leisure centre is a small park for under 5s - you can grab a coffee or something to eat form the leisure centre cafe and there is seating in and outside. Behind the leisure centre is a larger grassed area with several play parks and picnic tables. A few minutes walk is ‘Museum in the Park’, set in a beautiful historic mansion, admission is free to the museum, art gallery and stunning walled garden. The rest of the park is a picturesque arboretum with duck pond, band stand and lovely walks. And if that’s not enough, there’s a miniature railway which runs the last Sunday of every month.
Several play parks
There is a free large car park for the park and college
More details from Stroud.gov website
Stratford Park is a 56 acre park located just outside the centre of Stroud, with a great range of facilities to suit all kinds of recreation. The park has won the Green Flag Award on multiple occasions by Keep Britain Tidy and also a Special Innovation Award winner for community involvement.
Facilities: Stratford Park includes a leisure centre (including an outdoor pool and tennis courts), museum, play area, skate park, lawn bowling green, children's nursery, miniature railway, arboretum/woodland, lake, bandstand and free parking.
Stratford Park play area: Stratford Park has a large and varied children's play area for children between 4-11 years. Set on the large grass area at the rear of the centre, the area has climbing frames, slides, swings, runways, activity frames and springers. The play area is complimented with seating for adults and children, which makes the area ideal for family picnics. The area is managed in accordance with the European play safety guidelines and is maintained by the on-site ground staff.
Stratford Park trees: Stratford Park has one of the finest collection of mature trees in the area and rivals the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum. It is believed that several of the trees were a shared order with Westonbirt in the late 1890's.
Some of the trees include:
- Cedar of Lebanon
- Monkey Puzzles
- Western Red Cedars
- European Larch
- Indian Bean trees
- Tulip trees
- Along with Walnuts, Beech, Oaks, Willows and Chestnuts
In total there are in excess of 800 trees within the park. The park also has it's own woodland area within the grounds.
The park is open 24 hours a day with free entry. Download the Stratford Park guide HERE.