Garth Park is the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ as far as parks and open spaces are concerned in Bicester. It has magnificent award-winning formal gardens, a cafe, a stunning traditional bandstand, areas of informal open space, children’s play area and a well-used skateboard park. Public toilets are available outside the cafe (please note, the cafe toilets are only for patrons).
The entrance to the park has magnificent wrought iron gates. At the entrance hangs a historic bell cast by Edward Hemins at the former Bicester Foundry in 1732. It used to be the call bell at the old Town Hall and Shambles until these were demolished in 1826. A six-rink Bowling Green and tennis court are leased to Bicester clubs.
The park hosts many activities and concerts, some free of charge. These activities in a typical year include a children’s activity day, musical concerts to suit all tastes, sometimes even a beer festival and various community events. It varies from year to year, so watch the events diary to see what’s coming up.
April to September from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
October to March from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm