An important community park for its local residents, there is a playground and skatepark, plus a number of benches to sit and enjoy the view from. Bristol Rovers Supporters Juniors Football Club is also based here. The wide, open, green space is perfect for a stroll or jog around.
Patchway Youth Centre
Children and young people from school years 5 to 13 can get involved with activities including gardening, cooking, sports, arts and crafts, trips and training opportunities.
Patchway Community Centre
Open to everyone and providing a range of activities to all sections of the local community, there’s bound to be something to interest you whatever your age or ability.
Coniston Community Centre
Pop in to this vibrant, friendly and helpful centre for the community – everyone is welcome. There’s a café, a wide variety of classes and activities, plus some low cost rooms to hire.
Bristol BMX Club has been running since the early 80′s and our track is still in the same location in Patchway, Bristol. The BMX track has undergone many changes over the years and today it still continues to challenge the needs of today’s BMX racer.
The ‘Green Spine’
This green area in Charlton Hayes is a great place to get out and see some nature and will also feature a multi-use games area.
The Parade Community Garden
In the heart of The Parade shopping area are a series of raised garden beds for you to enjoy – two of the beds are a community garden that you can pick food from. If you’re feeling active, then you can take part in the weekly community gardening sessions, which are free for anyone to join, or put your feet up and rest on one of the many benches and soak it all up.
Blakeney Road Allotments
This bustling allotment has a community area and wildflower meadow for those who haven’t got their own plot and want to get involved in the great outdoors. There are plots available with no waiting list, visit the allotment for more information, or pop along to a weekly community session (they’re open to all) where you can learn gardening skills, meet some new people, and relax with a cup of tea.
Pretoria Road Allotments
This thriving allotment is the oldest of two in Patchway (open since 1947), and has a useful shop which funnels its profits back into the allotment, keeping rent and charges to a minimum.
Sparrowbill Green Park
This important green space and safe, fenced play area provides an oasis in the heart of this area. There is a range of modern play equipment and plenty of seating to relax in. Discover herbs and other edible food in the planters around the park space.
Once part of the parkland surrounding Over Court, these days you can come to relax among the colourful wildflowers and bluebells in Spring, or go for an explore and see if you can spy any wildlife around the pond.
‘The Walls’ Pocket Park
Creating a safe play space out of nothing was the idea behind this ‘pocket park’ – the only one in the area. It is a valued green space for neighbouring residents who use it for small events, football and basketball matches, or simply to relax in. Raised garden beds contain strawberries, vegetables, herbs and wildflowers for all to enjoy.
Blakeney Road Play Area
Head to this spacious green space, perfect for ball games, frisbee or kite flying. The grassy expanse is also great for dog walking, and a quiet, fenced play area with swings and a basketball hoop is a good spot for children (and their adults) to while away an afternoon.
Bevington Walk Play Park & Woodland Area
Venture down Bevington Walk and you’ll find tucked away is this modern basketball court and decent sized play area for younger children. Easily accessible paths lead you to the play park, or you can explore a fenced woodland area for more adventurous play.
Norman Scott Park
There’s lots to do in this park, which is the largest and oldest in Patchway. With outdoor gym equipment, a multi-use games area, three football pitches, a skatepark, cricket pitch, marked jogging route and basketball court, this park offers plenty of fun ways to keep fit. There is also a well-equipped children’s play area with modern, accessible equipment, and there’s more than enough room to spread out with a picnic. Don’t miss the annual Patchway Festival and other special events throughout the year.
Gorse Covert Woods & Field
Originally attached to the Over Court estate, this small patch of woodland was used by the Berkeley Hunt as a covert for fox and game. These days, you can wander among the trees to discover wildflowers, spy birds, and spot other local wildlife in what is now a designated nature reserve. Next door is ‘Chicken Park’, a large open field containing an adventure fitness trail, a zip wire for older children, and a fenced play area for younger children.
Named after the farmer who was once the pond’s owner, Turner’s pond is one of the few remaining links to Patchway’s history. With wildflowers dotted about the area, you can sit peacefully by the pond and, if you’re very quiet, spy some of the local wildlife coming to sip at the water.
Created from the earth dug out of the railway tunnel underneath, the satisfyingly named ‘Tumps’ are a series of large spoil heaps which are now covered in bushes and trees. They are a natural haven for wildlife, and part of the area has been adapted into a perfect set of tracks for BMX riders. Climb to the top of the largest “tump” to discover a beacon or see if you can identify a bomb crater from WW2.