Parks and Green Spaces

Buttercups in the Showfield, Frome

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 skate parks. 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 and visit our Town & Local Walks page for maps of local walks.

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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

A picturesque moated medieval castle, Nunney Castle in Somerset dates from the 1370s. Its builder was Sir John de la Mare, a local knight …

Longleat

Enter a land of adventure. Where Lions roam. Tigers prowl. And monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home. Lose yourself in …

Cley Hill

Cley Hill is a distinctive landmark that is rich in wildlife and archaeology, with a tremendous panorama. It was once part of the Longleat …

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

Ilford Manor is a Grade 1 Italian style garden. The Ilford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the manor house sits idyllically …

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 Gorge and caves

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.

Hope Nature Centre

The Hope Nature Centre, offers a fun family day out, set in 15 acres of Southwick Country Park near Trowbridge. The park is home …

Heaven’s Gate

Enjoy wonderful views over the Longleat Estate and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside on this short walk. From the car park at the Nockatt Coppice …

Shearwater Lake

Enjoy a waterside walk along this pretty lake on the Longleat Estate surrounded by attractive flora and fauna. There is a walking trail running …

Bradford-on-Avon

A short drive from Frome, Bradford-on-Avon, is a pretty, historic market town nestled on the banks of the River Avon. Explore the town’s characterful …

Farrington’s Cowtastic Playbarn and Farm Park

Whether it’s racing down the wavy slides or carefully treading across the rope skywalks, the Cowtastic Playbarn has it all to keep your family …

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt in Somerset is a country estate with splendid gardens, woodland and farmland. The core is Georgian, with limestone buildings the colour of burnt …

Marston Park

Marston Park is “a playground for creativity with grown up food and drink”. Set on a beautiful Victorian estate enjoying stunning waterside views, Marston …