East Park

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 or enjoy afternoon tea in our cafe.

Things to do at East Park during the Summer Holidays

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

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).

RSPB Give Nature A Home events

The RSPB will be at East Park offering wildlife spotting sheets to families to discover the wildlife as they explore the park, as well providing a table display giving families ideas on how to make homes for wildlife where they live.

Organisation Dates Time

1 September 2018

3 September 2018

9 September 2018

23 September 2018

29 September 2018

10am to 4pm

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

4 September 2018

11 September 2018

18 September 2018

25 September 2018

10am to 12noon

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, but parking is available down East Park Avenue and Westminster Avenue.

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.