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Victoria Park - At the Heart of Bideford

Kingsley Statue at Entrance of Victoria Park  Bideford

Take time to stroll around this delightful park which was opened in 1912 to celebrate Queen Victoria's reign. The Park and flowerbeds are carefully tended throughout the seasons but are most spectacular in spring and summer.

This is an ideal family park with something for all ages including a variety of recreational facilities, a children's play area, open-air paddling pool and skateboard park. While the children play you can plan the rest of your day in peaceful surroundings. The park has many historical features - the nine cannon surrounding the band stand are believed to have been captured from the Spaniards in the Armada, a tree was planted in 1944 to mark the good relations between Bideford residents and US Army personnel who were stationed in Bideford from 1940-1944. There are also rose beds dedicated to the late Princess Diana and a Millennium Time Capsule is buried near the park entrance. You can find out more details from the Information Centre or the Burton Art Gallery & Museum.

While you're here you can call in for refreshments at the Cafedu Parc which serves, coffee, lunches and teas. The main gallery has a lively programme of local and national touring exhibitions and craft work and is also now home to the new Bideford Museum.

Bideford Victoria Park Bowling Club

Bowling in Victoria Park, BidefordFounded in 1950. In 2005, Bideford Ladies Bowling Club merged with the Victoria Park men’s club to form a single entity. Members are mainly drawn from the Bideford and the wider Torridge area, and the Club has over one hundred playing members, together with a number of social members. There is alway a warm and sincere welcome at Bideford Victoria Park Bowling Club for our visitors, and we will be very happy to assist in any way we can, whether this be the provision of a one-off fixture, or help with putting together a successful and enjoyable tour.

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