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Verulamium Park

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Flagship park in St Albans, with 20 points of interest

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adiZone Outdoor Gym

Fitness Equipment

A range of outdoor fitness equipment. 

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Athletics Track

Sports Court

The track has an 8 lane 100m straight, 6 lane track, hammer cage, pole vault, high jump, shot put area, and plenty of space for field events making us the ideal venue for any sports day, athletics club or general track use.

For further information, please contact Abbey View Track here

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Basketball Court

Sports Court

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Beach Court

Sports Court

Come and play beach volleyball!  Open through the summer months.  For more information contact Abbey View Golf and Track Facility here

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Cricket Pavilion

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Family Fun Area

Sports Court

The old crazy golf area has been transformed by Verulamium Funplay into a fun filled family activity zone. The new area opened its gates on 1st July 2017 with lots to keep the children busy over the summer holidays.

Activities include crazy golf, mini go karts and trampolines. You can find them next to the Beach courts opposite the Inn in the Park. This summer they will be open 10am till 6pm (weather dependant).

For more information contact Verulamium Funplay here

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Grebe House and Wildlife Garden

Wildlife

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust offices and Wildlife Garden. Visit the garden to see how you can care for wildlife at home.  The Trust holds occasional wildlife themed activities here.

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Health Walk Start Point

Health Walk Start Point

Meet outside the New Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, AL1 2DJ.  Wednesdays at 7pm.

To find out more about the walks in this area on the Health walks website;

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/east-england/st-albans

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Hypocaust (Roman Mosaic)

Site of historical interest

The 1800 year old hypocaust (roman central heating) and its covering mosaic floor were uncovered during excavations in Verulamium Park in the 1930s by Sir Mortimer & Tessa Wheeler.

It was decided to leave these in their original Roman location where they formed part of the reception and meeting rooms of a large town house. The preserved section was part of a suite that originally extended almost twice the surviving length of the room.

Further information can be found on the Verulamium Museum Website here

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Inn on the Park Cafe

Food & Drink

Family friendly cafe and venue offering a range of snacks and more in the heart of the Park.  For further information please visit their website here

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Play Area

Playground

Enclosed play area suitable for younger children.

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Roman City Wall

Site of historical interest

Remains of the Roman City Wall.

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Tennis/Netball Court

Sports Court

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Toddler Splash Park

Splash Park

Exciting Splash Park designed specifically for toddlers to enjoy.  The park is open from May - September. 

Further information on the Splash Park is available on the St Albans City and District Council website here

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Verulamium Car Park

Car Park

Pay and display parking is available at the Verulamium Park Car Park, off St Michaels Street, close to the Museum.  Directions here.

Information on the car park, including charges is available here.

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Verulamium Museum

Site of historical interest

Verulamium Museum is a fantastic place to find out about everyday Roman life. It's built on the site of one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain.
 
Verulamium was the third largest city of Roman Britain and the museum, stands on the site of the Roman town.  Families are always welcome at our museum. Inside you will find:
  • recreated Roman rooms and hands-on discovery areas
  • The Sandridge Hoard - a collection of roman gold coins
  • a video about the excavations, and of course
  • some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean
  • a gift shop in partnership with The British Museum with a wide range of products from pocket-money items to books, jewellery and decorative pieces

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Westinster Lodge Leisure Centre

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Leisure centre serving St Albans.

There are two swimming pools and a water confidence area, a 4 court sports hall, a 200 station gym, two group exercise studios, a group cycling studio, an indoor climbing wall, children’s soft play area, café and crèche. In 2016 we also introduced our brand new Hot Yoga studio, offering a range of classes for beginners through to advanced.

The two swimming pools offer a flexible approach to swim with moveable floors in each pool. The gym is one of the largest in the area and offers views over the nearby park. The group exercise programme is vast and varied to suit all levels.

In addition Westminster Lodge leisure centre is also home to the Verulamium Spa which includes treatment rooms, hydrospa pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation area and a café.

Further information can be found on the Everyone Active website here

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Westminster Lodge Car Park

Car Park

Pay and Display car parking available at Westminster Lodge Car Park, off Holywell Hill.  Directions here

Information on the car park, including charges is available here.

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Park Information

Verulamium Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities.

The Park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands and you will discover large sections of the Roman city wall still intact.  You will also find a well preserved mosaic which once formed part of large town house. Pay a visit Verulamium Museum to find out more about the Roman city and the incredible discoveries that archaologists have made over the years. 

Today the park is the perfect place for play and enjoyment.  Children will love the splash park and play area, while people of all ages will enjoy both the golf course and crazy golf course.  Sports and fitness fans are well catered for Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in addition to an adiZone outdoor gym and many other sports facilities.  After a day of activity, the Inn on the Park cafe is the perfect place to relax with a drink and a bite to eat. 

Walking through the tranquil parkland landscape it is hard to imagine the hustle and bustle of city life that was once present.  The park is now a haven for wildlife and rich in biodiversity.  Visit the lake to discover the island heronry and view up close the many breeding pairs of majestic grey heron.  Learn about the important wildlife of the River Ver by following one of the many trails that lead through the park and out into the surrounding countryside. 

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On Site Facilities

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How to get here

Parking:

Pay and display parking is available at the Verulamium Park Car Park, off St Michaels Street, close to the Museum.  Directions here.

Information on the car park, including charges is available here.

Further parking is available at Westminster Lodge Car Park, off Holywell Hill.  Directions here

Information on the car park, including charges is available here.


Public Transport Information:

The park is within walking distance of St Albans Town Centre and is well served by public transport. 

For further information on public transport please use www.intalink.org.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk


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