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Place Category: Parks, Gardens, Farms, Green Spaces and Beaches and Town Park or Pleasure GardensPlace Tags: Bandstand, Commun, Community Events, Concerts, Somerset, Wellington, and Wellington Park

  • Profile

    This grade II listed Edwardian formal park has a capacity to host up to 9000 visitors and occupies 1.8 hectares close to the centre of the pretty Somerset market town of Wellington.

    The traditional park can be considerably extended with use of the adjoining recreation ground.

    Parking for events is available at the nearby North Street Car Park. The area has good public transport links and is close to the Motorway giving good access from Devon and Cornwall as well as Bristol and the Midlands.

    Wellington Park was restored to its former glory in 2000 with the aid of Heritage Lottery Funding and has a ha-ha, bandstand, ornamental pond and floral bedding displays. The park also has public toilets with disabled facilities, nearby children’s play areas, a skateboard ramp and recreation ground which makes it ideal for community events and sports-related activities.

    It hosts a lively and popular events programme throughout the summer, notably a Sunday concert which utilises the bandstand which is coordinated by  the Friends of Wellington Park. These concerts typically attract an attendance in excess of 400.

  • More Info
    Capacity:

    9,000

    Indicative Cost:

    £720 per day plus £66 permit fee

    Suitable for::
    • Fun Runs and Community Sports
    • Picnics and Park Events
    • Small Scale Performances and Concerts
    • Vehicle and Leisure Shows
    • Fairs and Circuses
    • Street Fairs and Festivals
    • Filming
    Facilities Overview:
    • Outside Catering Permitted
    • Outside Bar Permitted
    • Stage
    • Marquees Permitted
    • External Toilets
    • Disability Access
    Facilities Information for Hirers:

    Usable area of up to 17,000m² and safe capacity up to 9,000.

    Grass surface with extensive paths and limited hard standing. Bandstand with limited power available. Area is suitable for small scale music and arts events but can be extended with use of adjoining recreation ground making it usable for larger events and community gatherings.

    Toilets (with disabled toilets) on site and adjoining community parking.

    Disability Access:

    Level surface with good paths. Disabled toilets on site. Disabled parking close by.

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