North Walsham Guide

Local Parks and Play Areas

Local Parks and Play Areas

Acorn Road

Hidden away on Acorn Road is a small open greenspace with play area. The Children’s area includes a very popular zip wire, climbing frame and swings.

Memorial Park

The Memorial Park is a beautiful old park situated between Yarmouth Road and Happisburgh Road and plays host to a large number of events and activities. There are goalposts for football, swings, gym and play equipment, lots of room for families and dogs to run and play in the safety of a semi enclosed park (please note: park gates are not closed).
Regular events include Funday and the Fun Fair.

Children’s Play Park
Opened in December 2018, the play park offers a safe fenced area for little ones to play in. The second project of North Walsham Play, the park is Pirate and Castle themed and offers swings, a roundabout, slides and more. Close to Public Toilets.

Oak Tree Sculpture
Carved into the trunk of a diseased old oak (which was due to be felled) by Mark Goldsworthy of Bungay, the sculpture was unveiled in September 1999. It commemorates the Battle of the Peasants Revolt in North Walsham during 1381 and the Agricultural Workers Union being founded in the town in 1906. It depicts the ordinary man’s struggle for justice and rights, against the odds.

Poppies Day Nursery
Housed in the park’s pavilion, this popular nursery is open throughout the week.

Tennis Courts
The Memorial Park Tennis Courts are available for hire at a cost of £3 per day with a £5 key deposit. Keys are available from the Town Council Office.

War Memorial
A small area close to the Oak Tree Sculpture holds the town’s War Memorial, which bears the names of those who died during the Great Wars. With seats and a small lawn the area is a place for peaceful contemplation away from the busy park.

Trackside Park

The Trackside Park is situated opposite the train station entrance on Norwich Road. Completely fenced this park is a safe area for Children to run and play with swings, a slide and a climbing wall.

Dog Park
In one corner of the Trackside Park, an area has been fenced and double gated to provide a safe place for dogs to run off lead. A perfect area for training recall or just letting your dogs play. Dog Bins are provided so please clear up after your dogs.

Skate Park

The current skate park on trackside has served the town’s BMXs, Skateboarders and Scooter enthusiasts since 2005 and was a wonderful example of the town and its residents working together for a good cause. Funds to build the park were raised by local organisations, Town and District Councils and National Lottery Funding. Plans are now underway to update the park, with North Walsham Play spearheading the fundraising and design, their largest project to date.    


The park at Woodville is an open greenspace found on the Lynfield Estate, near the Bypass. A hidden gem, the park is accessible from Northfield Road and Hadfield Road and has goal posts and swings for families to use.

Children’s Play Area
In the Centre of Woodville is the Children’s Play Area which is perfect for younger children. The Play Area was acquired through fundraising by North Walsham Play, and opened in 2017 featuring a swing seat, wheelchair friendly roundabout and plenty of colourful games for little ones to play.

Parks and Play areas are supplied with waste bins and dog bins. They are all emptied regularly and we ask that you respect the other users of the parks and dispose of your litter and dog waste correctly.