Highfields

Highfields, Nottingham: Address, Phone Number, Highfields Reviews: 4.5/5

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Roberts69
Northampton, UK15,242 contributions
Sep 2020
After dropping our son to start his Masters degree at Nottingham University we took the Lakeside Walk around Highfields Park. This park with it's Grade II listed features dates back to 1920. It is a tranquil place to walk with pleasant views across the boating lake to the Trent Building on the University Campus. There is plenty of flora and fauna including the pretty Egyptian Geese. There are two Chinese stone lion sculptures presented to Nottingham by the city of Ningbo, China. Boats can be rented to row on the lake and there are places to get refreshments. It really is a very pleasant place to take a walk and there are park benches as you walk the lake to rest on and admire the views. With our son due to be at Nottingham University for the next 4 years I images we'll be visiting this lovely park many more times.
Written September 20, 2020
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK4,502 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
We met friends here and walked through the park and round the lake. At the far end of the lake look out for the stepping stones taking you across in front of the waterfall. This must have been something in its heyday.

There are rowing boats and crazy golf now. This time we spotted and used a new coffee and cake trailer which was alongside the lake.
Written August 18, 2021
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK4,502 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
It's often difficult to squeeze into the small free car park but there is a university pay car park just alongside.

It's a good place for fresh air and exercise. A walk round the lake is a tonic in these restricted times. Most of the park is quite open and spacious, there's just a small stretch of the path on the University side of the lake that is narrow.

We did notice that the cafe is doing takeaway and, for the first time, the toilets were open.

There's a new planting and seating area under construction near to the paddling pool area.
Written November 18, 2020
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Oyesola
West Bridgford, UK1,062 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Beautiful big park with lots to do. You have the lake, the adventure golf course and a kiddies play area. Very big and had a lot of groups but with enough space between everyone. Lots of dog walkers and cyclists. An ice cream van was parked there too. Next to the University of Nottingham. If you go on a busy day like we did, parking may be an issue. I definitely recommend this park.
Written August 11, 2020
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK4,502 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
We're starting to venture out a little further now for our exercise. Highfield Park is a great open space to wander around. It's always good to walk round the lake.

At this time of year there's a special treat and that's the rhododendrons in flower. Give it a go, it's a big enough park to be at a safe distance from other people.
Written May 18, 2020
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ka_bee
Castle Donington, UK534 contributions
Aug 2020
We visited today with our two grandchildren. They enjoyed the mini golf and playing on the playground. It was a nice sunny day and the park got very busy. The cafe is still closed. Sadly there are no toilets anywhere so where people are going I do not know! We had to leave as the children needed the toilet. I do think the park should have better facilities now it is open.
Written August 20, 2020
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A little woman in a big world 🗺
Derby, UK559 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Beautiful walk around the park. Kids area has a large play park, boats to hire on the lake and crazy golf.
We walked around the whole lake, takes about an hour at a slow walk. Plenty of quiet spots and areas to sit and enjoy the area.
There is a cafe and toilets on site. The menu looks nice and reasonably priced.
Will visit again and maybe grab some breakfast before we go out on the boats on the lake.
Written August 22, 2019
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Sylvia E
Nottingham, UK3 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
We hired a rowing boat for 3adults 1child £10 plus £3 deposit for 1 hour. First problem was the lake is about a good 13 inch lower than normal.so you have to risk serious injury. Just to get in the boat .it is even more difficult to get out again.then to my surprise I discover the boat I was given had seat with a block of wood for support under my rowing seat .that was about 4inc square.so that my seat for rowing was that high off the bottom of the boat.makeing it impossible to row the boat has the oars hit my lower leg which I could not move out the way.
Thus my complaint is the boats are unfit for purpose
And the lake should be shut and dredged it is disgusting .
Written July 17, 2014
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ChickOnHerTravels
Nottingham, UK133 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We’ve been coming to Highfields for years but our last visit was a good while ago so we were quite surprised by our visit yesterday. Firstly, the tram lines now make it very difficult to get into the park - we had to drive a good way to the roundabout past the tennis centre and come back on ourselves - nicely thought-out, NCT/council!!

There is now a mini golf, which was fun but I think a little too pricey at £7 each (18 holes). 12+ years old are counted as adults. It was a good course though.

We then went for a snack/drink - there was very little available to eat (around 2pm) and the sandwiches and chocolate scone we had were horrible, the chocolate brownie was nice.

After the snack we went for a walk round the lake - still a nice walk despite all the work taking place but it’s much shorter than usual. As we walked past the boats my partner noticed that it’s now £15 for the boat - come on chaps, there’s no way it’s worth that!!! There were 2 boats on the lake but usually you have to wait for them coming back in - not yesterday. I’d say plenty of other people weren’t daft enough to pay it either!!

If we had gone on a boat, then taking the mini golf and food/drinks into consideration, the afternoon out at a park would have been around £46 - that’s ridiculous because while Highfields is a lovely place to spend a few hours, it isn’t worth that!!
Written June 18, 2018
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Stephen C
1 contribution
May 2018 • Family
Word of warning,Do not allow your kids or anyone who can't swim go on a boat at highfields park because the life jackets don't work,I know this because my daughter almost drowned
Written May 26, 2018
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