Visiting the Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is the purpose-built facility at Woodcote Park designed for children and their families.

Indoors you can enjoy the use of a 15m children’s pool, a water confidence play area, a soft play area and a junior lounge.

The outdoor play equipment is divided into distinct areas for different age groups and the two multi-use games areas and large lawn provide plenty of space for burning off some energy.

The original Gardener’s Cottage has also been restored to provide an ideal space for a variety of classes and activities. It is also available to book for birthday parties.

Opening times

The Walled Garden is open 9.00am to 8.00pm every day including the outside areas. Last entry to the swimming pool is at 7.00pm with the pool and outdoor splash pads closing at 7.45pm. The Garden Café closes at 8.00pm with last orders at 7.00pm.

Membership cards, guests and charges

Please ensure you bring your membership card with you, and the membership cards of any Woodcote Juniors or Junior Members you are bringing.

Members are very welcome to bring guests into the Walled Garden, upon payment of the relevant guest fee (which varies according to the age of the guest).

The Walled Garden is free to use for all members, including Woodcote Juniors or Junior Members.

  • Woodcote Juniors (0-12) must be accompanied by an adult who is either a Full Member or a Guardian Pass holder.
  • Woodcote Juniors may bring guests who are of a similar age to themselves into the Walled Garden, who will be charged a guest fee. They may not bring teenage or adult guests. The children must be accompanied by an adult who is either a Full Member or a Guardian Pass holder.
  • Junior Members (13-17) do not need to be accompanied if they use the Walled Garden. They may also bring guests who are of a similar age to themselves (not adults), who will be charged a guest fee.
  • Full Members may bring guests of any age into the Walled Garden upon payment of the guest fee.
  • Guardian Pass holders may not bring guests into the Walled Garden.

For full information on Guest Fees and Guardian Passes, please visit this link.

Facilities

The main building in the Walled Garden includes a 15m children’s pool and a shallow water confidence play area that has sprays, bubbles and waterfalls to entertain the youngest children. The changing rooms are designed with young families in mind with cubicles of various sizes.

This main building also contains a soft play area, a children’s lounge and a small café.

The outdoor play equipment is divided into distinct areas for different age groups and the two multi-use games areas provide surfaces suitable for junior sports such as football, basketball and tennis, whether in organised sessions or for informal play.

The water fun also continues outside, with a splash playground where jets of water and brightly coloured fountains are a magnet for excited children on sunny days. Directly in front of the building is a large lawn, perfect for children to run around and play games on.

The other building in the Walled Garden is the Gardener’s Cottage, fully restored and now providing the ideal space for birthday parties and other activities.