Pittville Park

Parks & Walks


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






The largest park in Cheltenham is split into two sides: On the east side you’ll find a huge play area with Kiosk, Pittville Pump Room, aviaries, lake, toilets, Central Cross Café and lots of green space which host events throughout the year.

On the west side is the boating lake and Boathouse, pitch and putt golf course, tennis courts, natural play equipment, skateboarding/BMX area and beautiful flowers and trees.

The two sides are linked by a tunnel which runs underneath Evesham Road.

There is free parking at Pittville Pump Room, plus a few parking spaces on Evesham Road, some on Pittville Lawn and a small car park near the golf course (GL50 4NG). If the car park is full, just off Evesham Road on West Drive there is some free street parking which usually has spaces with 1-4 hour stay limits, GL50 4LB.

The Boathouse opens for the Summer season on 8th April – find out more about what they have planned here.


There are 3 tennis courts at Pittville Park and you can book a court online here.

Tennis Prices:

  • 1 hour – £6.70


The Boathouse has a range of boats depending on your group size. Larger boats can accommodate up to 5 people. Smaller boats will hold a maximum of 3 adults. The Boathouse staff will provide life jackets and advise on the right type of boat. There is also an advisory minimum age of 3 years.

Boat Hire Prices

Boat for 1 Hour – £10.55*
Rowing for Half an Hour – £7.00
Juniors under 10, Half an Hour – £4.00

Golf – Pitch & Putt

Clubs, tees and balls are included in the price at this fantastic 9-hole course.

Adult – £5.55
Child – £3.90
Concession – £3.90


Visit the Boathouse to pay for your fishing permit. Day permits are £3.70 for adults or £3.25 for OAPs and juniors.

(If you are planning on giving fishing a go, all anglers are required to have an Environment Agency rod licence, which can be obtained from the Post Office or online at gov.uk. A day permit or season ticket can then be bought from The Boathouse.)

From In The Park 
Pittville lower lake is one of the finest places to go fishing in Gloucestershire: eels, dace, pike, roach, carp, bream and sardines all have been caught here (and thrown back to swim again). You can get the best possible access to the water’s edge thanks to four fishing platforms and two specialist stations for use by disabled anglers.

Pittville Park

Play Equipment – young childrenYES
Play Equipment – older childrenYES
Green SpaceYES
Water FeatureYES

ParkingYESOn street plus car park, free
Bus RouteD
ToiletsYESNear Play Area
RefreshmentsYESCentral Cross Café, Play Area

Open hours