Explore Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park is beautiful and inspiring place to visit throughout the year. Visitors are free to wander through its 260 acre historic landscape of rolling lawns, woodlands, lakes and pasture. Miles of accessible paths allow you to explore leisurely on foot, or enjoy running and cycling in this quintessentially English country landscape.

The park is much loved by local people, attracting 800,000 people each year. It’s a perfect place to meet up with friends and popular for family picnics and dog walks.

The Coach House Café is a snug place to warm up with a hot drink and snack in winter and for summer teas the courtyard is a suntrap.

Nature Watch

Each season at the park brings its own delights

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Park Run

Fun and fitness in a beautiful green setting.

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Historic Landscape

Lydiard Park is listed as Grade II in Historic England’s register of the most important gardens and historic landscapes in England.

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Family Discovery Trails

Discover Lydiard’s historic landscape and curious garden features with a new fun family trail.

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Nature Watch

Each season at the park brings its own delights. In the winter it may seem as though the park is sleeping but there is still...

Fungi in the Lydiard Woodlands

This is the time of year when fungi rules the Lydiard Woods. The word “fungi” is a group of organisms that include yeast...

Heritage Apples!

On 10th September, Swindon Borough Council and the Friends of Lydiard Park are holding a Heritage Apple Day in the walled...

Swans on the lake

Three species of swan live in the UK but it is the mute swan that is a year-round resident and most likely to be found on...

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Lydiard Through the Seasons

Enjoy a Photo Gallery of Lydiard Park through the seasons.

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As a Friend of Lydiard Park, you become part of its ongoing story. With your help, we can conserve and enhance this wonderful place and its many tales for the future.