What’s in Eaton Park



Eaton Park has acres of space to explore and enjoy. There are shady tree-lined avenues and benches for resting, elegant grade II listed buildings and glorious flower beds. There are meadows and woodlands, many different sports and activities and there’s a great café.

Bandstand, Pavilion and Café

At the heart of the park is the rotunda, a domed bandstand surrounded by four colonnaded pavilions. The wonderful Eaton Park Café and Deli is based here, and open seven days a week.  Elsewhere in the rotunda there are changing rooms and toilets, and groups such as Friends of Eaton Park, parkrun and Norwich Parks Tennis are based there. In the summer the bandstand and other areas of the park host concerts and other events.

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Boat Pond

The boat pond is one of the finest in Europe and has it’s own beautiful pavillion. Anyone can bring a model boat and sail it here. There’s also a great programme of regattas and events organised by Norwich Model Boat Club. More here.

Eaton Park Crazy Golf and Putting Green

Great value, beautifully located and designed 18 hole course offering fun for all ages. Welcomes groups and parties. Full details here. Plus18-hole putting green, where 9 varying holes between 8 and 20 metres each, are played twice.


For families

There’s a fantastic playground with something for children of all ages to enjoy. You’ll also find a skatepark, outdoor table tennis,  petanque terrain, 5-a-side footie, a model boat pond, miniature railway and acres of space to fly kites, have picnics, play catch, learn to cycle and more.

NEW FOR 2022 is our Spring Wildflower Detectives family activity sheet. Download a copy and chart on the treasure map all the lovely spring wildflowers you find as you explore Eaton Park. You’ll also find lots of ‘Things to do and notice in Eaton Park’ – free to download here.

Lily Pond

The large sunken lily pond sits in a line between the boating pavilion and boat pond, and the bandstand and rotunda. There are goldfish, and ducks and a heron sometimes visit.

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Rose Garden

A great circular garden where rose beds and herbaceous borders are encircled by a yew hedge. At the centrepiece is a fountain surrounded by seating.

Skate Park

Fantastic, large demonstration/competition standard skate park.

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Sports facilities

Bowling & croquet greens, cycle speedway, five-a-side goals, multi-use games area, pitch and putt, playing fields (cricket, football, ultimate Frisbee), table tennis (outdoor), tennis courts (all weather including floodlit). More details here.

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Miniature Railway

A favourite for over sixty years trains run Sunday afternoons for much for the year. Details here.