Parks and Open Spaces

Frome is home to many hidden gems for those who love the outdoors. Our lovely parks and green spaces are perfect for walking, playing, relaxing, spotting the wildlife and anything else you may want to do on a nice day outdoors. Some of these also feature children’s play areas and skateparks. Dogs are welcome in most of Frome’s parks and green spaces, but to help keep these spaces clean, friendly and welcoming for everyone, please abide by our dog control orders.

And if you are looking to go a bit further afield, you’ll find plenty to explore in the scenic Somerset countryside, from gardens and parks to hills and caves. It’s the perfect area for those who love walking and cycling. If you’re looking for a day out, see what outdoor activities are on offer in the area.

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Mary Baily Playing Field

Just next door to Victoria Park is the Mary Baily Playing Field. Generously left to the town by local resident Mary Baily in the …

Nunney Castle

Nunney Castle, which dates back to the 1370s, is a picturesque moated medieval castle. Its four round corner towers and connecting walls are tightly …

Longleat

Seat of the Marquess of Bath, stately home with extensive grounds and Britain’s first Safari Park, featured on BBC’s Animal Park. There’s plenty to …

Cley Hill

Distinctive landmark rich in wildlife and archaeology with a tremendous panorama Once part of the Longleat estate, the hill was entrusted to us by …

Southwick Country Park

100 acres of grassland ideal for walking, bird watching, picnicking and relaxing. Includes Hope Nature Centre with café and animal park.

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is one of the country’s finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb. Dating from about 3500 BC, it is …

Iford Manor

Grade 1 Italian style garden. Home of landscape gardener Harold Peto. The Iford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the manor house …

Bratton Camp & White Horse

An Iron Age hill fort and white horse carved into the hillside. The original Iron Age hillfort defences were built at Bratton Camp over …

Stourhead

World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods and chalk downs. Alfred’s Tower overlooks surrounding estate. The Home at Stourhead This was the home …

Wookey Hole Caves

The UK’s largest show caves system, with underground lakes. It is home to the infamous Witch of Wookey. Attractions include the prehistoric Valley Of The …

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar Gorge is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, this is England’s largest …

Stonehenge

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in …

Victoria Park

Frome’s first public park was created and opened around 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Victoria Park is the most formal of the …

Mendip Hills

Dramatic gorges and ancient woodland rising above the Somerset Levels. The Mendip Hills run east-west across Somerset from Frome to Brean Down. Inside they …

Welshmill

Play, Woods & Frome’s famous BMX Pump Track On the north bank of the river, Welshmill is one of Frome’s best spots for playing. …

The Old Showfield

The Old Showfield… Great for dogs…. and kids…. and runners…. and walkers… and general outdoor stuff! The Old Showfield is Frome’s largest open green …

Rodden Meadow

Wildflowers, wildlife & wild grasses Rodden Meadow is an ancient meadow just minutes from the town centre. Situated next to the river, the meadow …

Millenium Green

Local art & local apples Fantastic views and local artwork, just minutes from the town centre. Historically, Millennium Green was used as both a …

The Dippy

Blackberries, trees & important habitats The Dippy is an important and valuable space to the south of Frome town centre – a well-used link …

Weylands

The middle-man, joining the town’s riverside spaces Head north from The Otherside or Welshmill and you’ll find Weylands – a flat, grassed green space …

River Frome Corridor

A footpath along the scenic River Frome, from the Cheese and Grain to Welshmill Lane.