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Recreational Opportunities

Wyndham Park lends itself, with its mix of large areas of open land and formal grounds, to a multitude of opportunities in a social context;

The following table provides you with some ideas as to how you and your family could spend your recreational time whilst visiting the park.

The activities on offer in the park complement the events programme and include a range of sports, play and leisure activites - most of which are free of charge.

Activity/ Facility

Notes

Football and general "games activity".

During the week and specifically during weekends - the goal posts positioned within the playing field are available, free of charge, for used by all members of the community

Tennis.

The two hard tennis courts are available for public use "free of charge"

The Bowling green

Is managed by the Wyndham Park Bowls Club and offer members and visitors the opportunity to participate in the sport.

The Café

A privately run facility offers visitors the opportunity to eat & drink alfresco or inside. The café, also offers more season goodies such as ice cream! Over the last few years the facility has developed into a very popular attraction to visitors - it's a great place to socialise.

Socialising opportunities - seating, picnics etc

The Park itself offers a variety of opportunities for people to gather and socialise. During the warmer months of the summers, many families choose to sit /picnic on the grass areas around the paddling pool.

Many choose to sit on the dedicated park benches to talk to friends or to simply contemplate!

Park Benches

Many choose to sit on the dedicated park benches to talk to friends or to simply contemplate!

Model Boat lake

Was formed by the council to support a "minority" sport. The Grantham model boat club host regular events at the Park and encourage public participation.

Walking, jogging, exercise.

Is catered for by a network of interesting footpaths and forms part of a 1.8 mile "riverside walk" - stretching from the North of the town to the South it proves invaluable links with the Town.

Cycling

Is encouraged both to and within the park. There is a dedicated cycle route through the park which forms part of the SUSTRANS network.

Informal play

With lots of grass open space including two playing fields there are opportunities for informal play

Working farm

Is sited on the neighbouring land. Whilst the farm is under the care and ownership of the National Trust it compliments Wyndham Park.

Horticultural interest

The park is home to a broad plant collection - which provide interest throughout the seasons. The seasonal bedding is especially uplifting!

Trees

With a large collection of trees within the park, at various stages of maturity, there is plenty for the budding arboriculturalist to observe

Wildlife observation.

The park itself provides a habitat for a wide range of wildlife; birds, insects, fish, rodents, fox's, crayfish, bats, etc, etc. As the Park forms an important link between the 25 acre Queen Elizabeth Park (which itself boarders with open countryside and Belton Park - NT) and other park land within/throughout the town. Wyndham Park forms a very important part of a habitat corridor.

Events

The park itself hosts a range of events throughout the year. Some of these are "key" events within the town's event calendar

Equipped play areas.

There are equipped play areas for children falling in to categories both junior and senior.

Outdoor Paddling Pool

Is available free of charge & open daily from April until October each year.

Sensory Garden

A new facility provided during 2010 provides an interesting and stimulating area specifically for those with sight and hearing difficulties.

Wheeled sports facility

The "skatepark" is a purpose built facility available for use free of charge. Whilst the ramps are provided - other equipment is not. Facility users will need their own equipment, must wear safety equipment and are responsible for their own wellbeing.

Riverside Walk

The park forms part of a 1.8 mile "riverside walk" - stretching from the North of the town to the South it proves invaluable links with the Town. Along route, there are opportunities to observe wildlife en route alongside the river Witham and to take in some beautiful views of St Wulframs Church