Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park, Swindon: Hours, Address, Lydiard Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Lydiard Park
4.5
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland. The children's play area, Cafe & Tea Rooms, events and education programmes make Lydiard Park a great destination for a family day out.
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CharlieCB
Swindon, UK711 contributions
Jul 2020
We visited for a walk with the two generations below us in an open air venue. The park has plenty of space to wander and the little ones certainly enjoyed the time spent, as did we seeing them having fun.
Parking is not free and of course it is not easy to determine how long you are likely to stay, especially as visited on a day when the weather was changeable. Fortunately we did all the walking we wanted to and got back to the cars just as the rain was starting.
Written September 1, 2020
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Glyn P
United Kingdom8 contributions
Oct 2020
My wife and I regularly walk around the park where there is a lovely wooded walk unfortunately very few dog walkers keep their animals on a lead which is require in this area, also some of these owners do not pick up after their dogs which soils the lawns which families use with children . There is a children's play area (closed at the moment because of Covid19) a tree adventure park for children to climb round (chargeable) and a private garden with BBQs you can hire out for up to 200 people. The park has two lake with wildfowl and plenty of benches to rest on as you wander round.
Written October 5, 2020
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Lidi
United Kingdom7 contributions
Sep 2019
Lydiard park is somewhere I have been throughout my whole life and that's because it is such a nice place to go all year round. It's great for all ages, because you can pretty much do what you like. Kids can play around, adults can have picnics in the sun, or go for a run etc. I used to love the atmosphere, but lately less people are coming and it's not being taken care of so much. Not seen the groundskeeper about once, the lake is now plagued with algae and there are more rules like no BBQ or drinks on the main grass, as well as priced parking now. Still a really nice place to go though, and would still definitely recommend.
Written January 10, 2020
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Heather M
Winchester, UK5 contributions
Apr 2021
I visited the park today with my 2 grandchildren. The park was understandably busy but this does not excuse the absolutely disgusting state of the lavatories. Only 2 are currently open and both were blocked, the floors were filthy and the smell was overwhelming. The cleanliness of the amenities should be of paramount importance, particularly at the moment in view of COVID. There is absolutely no excuse for this complete lack of hygiene.
Written April 13, 2021
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applegate69
Bath, UK812 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This place is ok, the parking should be free.
Loads of space to kick footballs and play games etc and the free to use bbq’s are a good idea.
The prices for the adventure playground are extortionate fora couple of children could add another £30-£50 to your day out.
Don’t bother with the house, not much to see.
Written August 26, 2021
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Geoff23
Bristol, UK94 contributions
Jul 2021
Lovely park, scenic grounds, all very pleasant, but utterly spoiled by serving up the worst coffee at the Forest Cafe that I have ever had....weak, insipid Americanos with hot milk : our daughter's latte was only warm & too milky. The coffee machine at the other cafe remained broken.5 for park, 1 for cafe. average 3.
Written July 28, 2021
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Richard B
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Visited the Park today with my wife. We arrived around 1:30 pm and parked in the ample Car Park. There is no charge to enter the park but a parking fee is chargeable. The park is extensive with many walk to be had. There is large lake in the centre of the park. The House and Gardens do require a charge. Today the Snowdrops were in full bloom which added a nice touch to our walk. The park is very clean and tidy and looks well cared for. An enjoyable couple of hours spent in lovely surroundings. Will definitely visit again.
Written February 1, 2020
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Gary S
Swindon, UK8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Lydiard House and park is by far the grandest of all the council run country parks in Swindon. The grounds are very well kept with a beautiful remodeled lake in front of the mansion house which hosts weddings and functions. Behind the house are great walks through woods, open spaces and farmland. There is a great adventure playground for the younger ones with a small cafeteria nearby. The woods have one of these adventures in the treetops for the older kids. Well worth a visit and a lovely place to take a picnic in the warmer weather.
Written March 5, 2020
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Mumswindon2017
Swindon, UK50 contributions
May 2021
A lovely park. Parking is expensive if you only want to go for an hour. Very disappointed the large play park remains closed so nothing to do for school aged children. A nice tea room. Lots of nice walks around the park.
Written June 9, 2021
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HungryEaterDrinker
Devizes, UK32 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Visited with family to find paying to park a nightmare due to poor maintenance of machines and poor understanding shown by staff. Facilities were poorly kept and unclean. Even buying a ice cream from the ice cream shop seemed problematic.
Written June 25, 2021
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Lydiard Park is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM