Woodthorpe Grange Park is an impressive large green space that sits on the edge of the city and has a wide variety of facilities.
Within the park lies The Grange, a 19th century Grade II listed manor house which sits amidst a mix of landscapes and includes formal gardens, green houses, grassland and small wooded areas. The Tropical House, 'sunken garden' with water feature and innovative train sculpture at the entrance to the old railway bridge appeals to visitors from both the city and wider surrounding area.
To find out about Park opening times, visit our Park Opening Times Page
- Disability Access
- Café and Toilets
- Dogs Welcome (On leads in designated areas)
- Formal Gardens
- On-Site Parking
- Sunken Garden
- Tropical House, Wildlife and Conservation Areas
- Plant Nursery
- Run an Event - to run your event on this site visit Booking an Outdoor Event
Parking and Accessibility
Easily accessible from the city centre and the wider community via the tram network that runs alongside.
- Public access - via Woodthorpe drive or Mansfield Road
- Parking - Access via Woodthorpe Drive
- Public Transport - please visit Nottingham City Transport (nctx.co.uk)
Our parks are home to a variety of different trees. Some are native to the United Kingdom and are quite common, but there are also some non-native, rare species. These trails take you on a walk around the sites and explore some of the significant trees which have been planted over time.
- Download and save the Woodthorpe Grange Tree Trail.pdf
Orienteering requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point. Participants use a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points. We have created several maps to help you combine map reading skills and physical exercise whilst being able to enjoy the natural surroundings of a park.
- Download and save the Woodthorpe Park Orienteering Map.pdf
Each fitness area is free to use and suitable for all ages and abilities. The equipment has a mixture of cardiovascular (works your heart and lungs) and toning stations which use your body weight as the resistance to your workout, meaning you can either be gentle or push yourself that little harder.
New Bean Culture Café
The kiosk has been designed to complement its park surroundings and is very environmentally friendly. The building has a 'green' roof made of sedum, a perennial which forms blue-green rosettes of succulent foliage throughout summer. This will encourage plants to grow and wildlife to visit. Light tubes allow the building to be lit using natural daylight, movement sensors minimise waste on electric lighting and push-taps automatically shut off to avoid water wastage.
Delicious New Menus
Bringing you delicious food and drink at great prices.
- Light bites
- Hot and cold snacks
- Pastries and cakes
- Healthy options
- Children’s menu
- Hot and cold drinks selection
Dietary requirements can be catered for and allergen and ingredient advice is available for all of our menus and staff.
Just the way you like it!
Café Opening Times
- Every day - 9am - 3pm
Open all year except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and some bank holidays.
Greenhouses have been part of the park's make-up since its conception in the late 19th century, rebuilt in 1994 they now provide the vast majority of flowers and plants used for Nottingham in Bloom. Tours of the Greenhouse can be arranged with the Nursery Manager on 0115 915 0074.
For more information on this award winning nursery please visit
- The Woodthorpe Park Plant Nursery Website
- Download Nottingham in Bloom External Services Brochure
- For further information, please call Horticultural Service Manager Dave Stretton on 0115 9150 074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tropical House
Dating back to the redevelopment of the greenhouses, the Tropical House now holds a variety of plants and trees, including a banana tree.
Opening Times for The Tropical House
- Open 7 days a week 10am – 3.30pm
Clearly visible from the maps of 1883 the gardens have been lovingly restored to their former glory with traditional designs being mixed with current planting features.
Old Train Line
Opened in 1889 the railway line was created as part of the Nottingham Suburban Railway (NSR) and included Sherwood Station. The last train ran in 1951 following the decline of NSR, now the only remains of the line are in the tunnels throughout the park. The Northernmost tunnel has a train sculpture at its entrance to interpret the short-lived past of this line.
Further Information and Links
- Click to download our Play Facilities - Outdoor Play Facilities
- Click below to download our outdoor prices - Outdoor Prices
If you see problems with play equipment
- Click here to Report a Problem with Play Area Equipment
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- Visit: Woodthorpe Park Site Map