East Park

Photo of East Park Bridge


Visit Hull's largest park, one of the premier park venues in the north of England!

East Park fully opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. This Grade II listed park recently benefited from a council assisted lottery grant totalling £10 million and has been transformed into a vibrant green space where you can enjoy modern attractions and discover historic treasures.

There's something for everyone - you can take a stroll around 130 acres of parkland, brave a ride on our Wicksteed splash boat, visit our animal education centre, visit the new library at the Pavillion and enjoy afternoon tea in our cafe. 

Things to do at East Park during the Autumn and Winter

East Park is bursting with different activities and events for the whole family so keep the family entertained with the following during this month.

Splash Boat

Hull’s iconic Splash Boat is open every weekend! Enjoy a ride on one of the last remaining Wicksteed Splash Boats in the country. Rides cost £1 and the Splash Boat is open every weekend (weather permitting).

Swan and Rowing Boats

Take a trip out on Ferens Boating Lake with the Swan and Rowing Boats. The fleet of Swan Boats has been upgraded in 2018 and you can now hire rowing boats for a gentle row around the lake. Boat hire costs £2 and the boats are available to hire on a weekend (weather permitting).

Land Train

Take a trip around East Park on the land train. Departing from outside the Boathouse and Animal Education Centre, you can hop on the land train with the family and see East Park in a different way. The land train costs £2 and runs every weekend (weather permitting).

Child Dynamix Play in the park sessions

Child Dynamix are running family fun sessions aimed at local residents. Activities include sports, arts and crafts and play activities. Residents of all ages can come along and take part.

Organisation Dates Time
Child Dynamix

2 October 2018

9 October 2018

16 October 2018

23 October 2018

30 October 2018

10am to 12noon

Fright Night

The Halloween funfair returns! This is a wristband fair with an admission charge of £6.99 to ride all of the rides and also includes a free ghost walk around East Park!

Organisation Dates Time
Macho Richmond 27 October to 31 October 2018 1pm to 8pm each day

East Park Firework Spectacular

The new East Park Firework Spectacular will feature a huge firework display at approximately 8pm while to entertain everyone there wil be things to do for the kids including rides and attractions, displays, spectacluar fire vreathers, street food and amazing stilt walkers. Gates open at 4.30pm.

 To book tickets for the event visit the Skiddle website

Organisation Dates Time
Albert John Evans 3 November 2018 4.30pm to 9pm 

Christmas Market

Come along to the Christmas Market at East Park with stalls selling Christmas Gifts, Mulled Wine, food as well as a Santa's Grotto and much more.

Organisation Dates Time
Holland Leisure 29 November to 2 December 2018 10am to 9pm 

How to find East Park

East Park is located to the east of the city centre, on Holderness Road. The main access for vehicles is via the entrance on Holderness Road.

There are also pedestrian entrances located on East Park Avenue, Summergangs Road, James Reckitt Avenue and Holderness Road.


East Park
Holderness Road

Telephone - 01482 300 300

Opening times - The park is staffed daily from 7.30am until dusk


East Park has two purpose built car parks with dedicated disabled parking bays. One is located next to the model boating pond and the other near to the playground.

On road parking is also available around the main field perimeter road, but please avoid parking on the grass verges, or blocking bollards, as they are required to allow emergency vehicles through.

There is no public parking at the Animal Education Centre or on the lakeside area of the park.

Cycling parking is available at the café, model boating pond, Animal Education Centre, boathouse, playground and youth zone

Wheelchair access

Access to the park is level and pathways have recently been resurfaced. Wheelchairs are available through our cycling scheme.

There is level access to the Pavilion Cafe.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.


Male, female and disabled toilets are located within the Pavilion Cafe.

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet.

Full disability changing facilities including hoist, changing bed and toilet are located in the inclusive cycling facility. Limited wheelchair access is available via a booking system. Contact reception for details.