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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.