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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

Site Facilities Woodthorpe Grange park

  • 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

Site Events

Parking and Accessibility

Easily accessible from the city centre and the wider community via the tram network that runs alongside.

Site Activities

Tree Trails

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.


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.

Outdoor Gyms

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
  • Lunchboxes
  • 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. 



The Nursery

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 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

Formal Gardens

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

If you see problems with play equipment

Woodthorpe Grange Park

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