Vivary Park

Vivary Park, Taunton: Hours, Address, Vivary Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Vivary Park
4.5
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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JJ Brown
Coventry, UK74 contributions
Oct 2020
We enjoyed walking the well-maintained and planted gardens, and had a round of cheaply priced crazy golf too. The crazy golf course could do with a spot of drainage improvement, but it's a great course. A hidden gem.
Written November 14, 2020
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Tigi_Higgins
Mendip Hills Somerset719 contributions
Dec 2020
We visited today, particularly to see the Sensory Garden. The park overall is well kept, and granted in December wasnt looking its blooming best but I was a little disappointed with the Sensory Garden. The fountain wasnt working some of the mosaic tiles had been ripped off and it generally had a feel of a bit abandoned, which I suppose after 11 years happens but I do hope some money will be spent restoring it to good order. The rest of the park is lovely, lots of squirrels to watch playing and clearly some lovely features.
Written December 31, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Sep 2021
Lovely green park in central Taunton and bordered by the Sherford Stream, which adds to the visual appeal of the sensory garden, fountain and bandstand in the park. The sensory garden is especially nice in the late late summer we’re experiencing. Very pleasant for walking & resting. Even though it’s late summer, the grass is very green and flowers are still blooming. Close to the north entrance is also the monumental war memorial in a well tended garden of its own.
Written September 15, 2021
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Sheil59
Taunton, UK85 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Took the grandchildren for an afternoon walk, they enjoyed the ducks etc and discovering the larger play zone although we didn’t have enough time to go on. Beautifully kept gardens, ideal place for picnics and a good afternoons walk.
Written January 15, 2019
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Thank you for your review of Vivary Park. I am pleased that you and your grandchildren spent a lovely afternoon in the park. We are always delighted to welcome youngsters and, as you said, there is plenty on offer to entertain them. I hope that you are able to visit the park again soon to do some more exploring! Thank you again for your comments.
Written January 17, 2019
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ExrepNorthLondon
Taunton, UK53 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Beautiful any time of the year . Great lawns, attractive flower beds and some live entertainment . Great bandstand with live entertainment
Written November 6, 2018
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Thank you for your review. Like you, we think that Vivary Park is beautiful all-year round and we are grateful to the groundsmen and women who keep it looking so. The bandstand plays host to some wonderful music during the summer months and we are looking forward to welcoming a range of live entertainment in 2019. Thank you again for your comments - we hope that you are able to visit the park again soon.
Written November 7, 2018
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duomo2
Taunton, UK480 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Love the high ropes here, the family ticket is a real bargain and the whole family gets to get the adrenaline pumping! Instructors are lovely, very helpful and encouraging. Will be returning soon!
Written April 10, 2018
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Thank you for your very positive review of the Vivary Adenture Centre. Lovely to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time on the high ropes - you are braver souls than me! Pleased also to hear that you are planning a return visit. Thank you again for your comments.
Written April 12, 2018
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alleycatcarol
Taunton, UK64 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
I live in Taunton and visit this park as often as possible. It's just brilliant for all ages and has so much to offer , or alternatively a place to escape and recharge on your lunch break if you're lucky enough to work nearby..... which I was for 30 years ! I often think how fortunate we are to have this facility and this is my opportunity to say so !
Obviously the annual Flower Show is a spectacle but on a dull grey day it's a pleasure to just walk around or do some people watching
Maybe I'm biased , but I love everything about this park and send my congratulations to those who maintain it to a wonderfully high standard!
Written April 15, 2017
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Thank you ever so for your lovely review, we are delighted to read you love the park as much as we do. I will make sure our hard working parks team receive your praise and feedback.
Written April 16, 2017
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_stevecuv
Bridgwater, UK76 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We decided to go to Vivary park, Taunton on a very wet day, it's only a few miles down the road from my home in Bridgwater ,my partner loves gardens ,so we drove and parked in the multi car park opposite the park, on walking into the grounds the magnificent painted gates were huge, it's ten acres with a 18 hole golf course, a children's playground, a massive activity area with assault tree course, a stream running through with ducks,a very decorated water fountain, a lovely bandstand, small community gardens and beautiful flowers and plants around the massive area with a grass area so big that they have had music gigs there and wide paths which was good for social distancing and it was sunny on our visit and rained again all the way home
Written August 27, 2020
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Thank you for you glowing review of Vivary Park Steve. You have described all of its charms and attractions beautifully - if I didn't know it so well already, I would after reading your review! I'm glad that the sun came out to show off this stunning Victorian park. I hope that you and partner are able to visit again soon. Thank you again for your comments.
Written September 5, 2020
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Marty876
Bristol, England35 contributions
Aug 2019
We came here for the flower show a few weeks ago. Beautiful as always. Lots of toilet facilities, and a lovely selection of food stalls, offering lots of vegetarian meals. A really lovely day out, for all ages. Something to offer for everyone. Feels like you are at a mini festival for a day. Bonus being kids are free with an adult paying! Bargain tickets!!
Written August 18, 2019
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Thank you for your review of Vivary Park. It is lovely to read such a glowing review of the Taunton Flower Show - it sounds as though you were able to explore all of the nooks and crannies! Vivary Park has offered this annual show a wonderfully pituresque backdrop since 1831 (apart from during World War Two) and it served it very well again this year. I hope that you are able to visit and enjoy both Vivary Show and the Taunton Flower show again. Thank you once more for your comments.
Written August 21, 2019
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Beveraldo
London291 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Can't bring myself to rate higher than a 3 as although this park is nice, it is not the best park ever. Sorry for being a realist. It is nice and worth a visit if in the area, especially if you have little ones who need a run around.
Written July 30, 2019
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Thank you for your review of Vivary Park. I am glad that you found it a nice spot to visit, especially with little ones in tow! The park has a long and rich history - it was laid out much as you found it back in the late 19th century. We are always keen however to hear from current day users about their experiences in the park and their thoughts on how it could be improved. Thank you again for your comments.
Written August 1, 2019
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