Fun Activities in Hull Parks this Summer

Hull has an abundance of beautiful parks and green spaces to help keep you and your children fit, happy and healthy. Fun galore can be found at all the parks throughout the city, including;

East Park

There is something for everyone in East Park from a children’s water play area to enjoying a game of bowls, banging and bashing with a selection of musical instruments made from reclaimed materials to riding the Splash Boat and Swan Boats. Take a well earned break at the Central Pavillion Café before visiting the free outdoor gym then rounding off your day at the Animal Education Centre.

West Park

West Park, next to the MKM Stadium, features a wildlife aviary, a children’s playground, outdoor gym, skatepark and outdoor table tennis as well as wide open green spaces. Other facilities include three bowling greens, a model railway and a paddling pool (open during the summer holidays).

Pickering Park

Come and join the fun at Pickering Park, home to a fishing lake, playgrounds, outdoor gym and a paddling pool (open during the summer). The park also has beautiful ornamental gardens and a wildlife pond. The Aviary is now open and a must see with collections of African birds, small mammals such as meerkats, porcupines and reptiles including tortoises.

Pearson Park

As the first public park in Hull, Pearson Park is a key part of the city’s heritage and still retains many of its historic features including the original perimeter carriage drive, a serpentine lake and seven Grade 2 listed structures. Not only is Pearson Park one of our most beautiful parks in the city, but it is also a great location to get active. With an outdoor gym on the park grounds, as well as the paths and carriage road acting as simple routes for jogging and running, Pearson Park meets all your fitness needs helping you to stay active and stay healthy while enjoying the outdoors.

Bude Park

On the doorstep of Kingswood and Bransholme, Bude Park is one of the largest parks in Hull. Bude Park is an ideal location for getting active and playing sports outdoors. Bude Park has its own outdoor gym for public use at any time, plus a large number of sports pitches which are available for booking for activities including football, rugby and rounders. The park can be accessed via Bude Road or Ennerdale.

Noddle Hill Fishing Reserve

Based on Noddle Hill Way, Noddle Hill Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in North Hull. Home to a tranquil nature reserve and walking routes as well as a scenic fishing lake, the site also contains a children’s play area and sports pitches. The nature reserve is perfect for a leisurely family walk at all times of year where you can view a variety of species of wildlife as the seasons change. The nature reserve and fishing lake are both accessible via Bransholme Road, and the children’s play area and sports pitches are accessible via Noddle Hill Way.

Paddling pools are located at the following parks and playing fields. Please see below for summer opening updates –

  • Alderman Kneeshaw Recreation Ground – open daily from 10am to 5pm
  • Oak Road Playing Fields – open From 23 July 2022
  • Pickering Park – open From 23 July 2022
  • West Park – Splash pad open daily from 10am to 5pm and paddling pool is open from 23 July 2022
  • Ings Playing Fields (Ings Road) – open From 23 July 2022

For details of all parks, play areas and open spaces visit