Victoria Park

Victoria Park, Ilkeston: Address, Victoria Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Victoria Park
4.5

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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,097 contributions
Couples
We were looking for different places to visit locally and this was a good choice. It's not big so don't expect to spend hours there.

What it lacks in size it makes up for in colour. The flower beds were at their best, grass cut and bushes trimmed. It's well looked after.

There's a takeaway cafe too serving drinks and light snacks so you can sit on a bench and take in the views. Cafe doesn't open until 11 though so don't go too early.
Written July 1, 2020
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johnhp702
Derby, UK16,717 contributions
Solo
(Last reviewed in May when it was put under the listing of Victoria Park Leisure Centre) Victoria Park is the oldest park in Erewash. It was gifted to the people of Ilkeston by the Duke of Rutland in 1896 with the stipulation that it should be kept for the Public as a Recreation and Pleasure Ground, it was officially opened in 1902. The present park consist's of a bowling green, childrens play park, bandstand and plenty of paths that you can walk on through the park enjoying the flower beds, borders, trees and pergola area. There is plenty of parking on the surrounding roads that border the Park.
Written October 7, 2014
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,097 contributions
Couples
It's a tranquil area away from the town centre. When we visited the flower beds were bare waiting for their summer bedding plants. Later in the year it will be a colourful spread.

The all year round long border had some plants in flower.
Written June 4, 2021
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johnhp702
Derby, UK16,717 contributions
Enjoyed some September sun in the park and was interested to read the signage celebrating the history of Lace in Ilkeston and the flower display. To find that Ilkeston is home to Cluny Lace the only surviving lace manufacturer in England and read about its history was informative and interesting.
Written September 24, 2020
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,097 contributions
Solo
A good place to relax, flower beds look good at this time of year - very colourful.
Plenty of seats to sit with your coffee.
Written July 28, 2022
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,097 contributions
Couples
It's flower beds are now in full colour - although that seems to be mostly red. Even so, they are glorious and the park is well worth a walk around.
Written September 14, 2021
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WetStan
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What can you say - parks are everywhere and how different are they? No much.

The NatWest hole is way better.
Written February 22, 2020
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Hoonaloon
Heanor, UK348 contributions
A lovely park close to the centre of Ilkeston yet still far enough away to still be peaceful.

Small (i.e. not a country park) but still with lots of interesting different areas including stunning flower beds, bandstand, views over the distant countryside, large playground, small cafe (seasonal opening I believe), bowls lawn and obviously beautiful mature trees galore.

It's also surrounding by really nice houses as well which we always enjoy looking at as well.

Over the summer we attended a free classical music event with a harpist and violinist which was highly enjoyable as well. Our kids left the playground to continue listening to the music.

Well worth looking out for events of just visiting - it's lovely and very relaxing!
Written October 13, 2019
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Paul Deverill
Nottinghamshire, UK316 contributions
Couples
This park won a lottery grant in 2017, the bandstand has been renovated along with the spectacular gates at both ends of the park, generally a lot nicer. The flower beds freshly planted for the summer and play ground for the kids.
Written July 2, 2019
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josephine m
Ilkeston, UK125 contributions
Friends
My friend, Linda, was taking care of her grandson's, calli, age 4/5 and Indi maybe 7. Calli was not well, Indi's aa batteries had died in his X Box, which I replaced as he was having a "issi" fit!!!! Plus the dog, Cassie, which i took to Victoria Park across from their home. I loved the Park, so beautiful & peaceful, dogs are welcome and there is a beautiful coffee bar where you can sit and watch the gentleman play bowls on the green. I would recommend a visit for a peaceful hour.
Written June 16, 2018
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