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Royal Victoria Park - The Dell

A secluded forest glade, full of woodland magic – The Dell is perfect for small intimate events, outdoor art exhibitions or unforgettable children's activities

Step into the Great Dell, and you’re instantly in another world. This enchanting space, richly planted with unusual and specimen trees, and full of birdsong and squirrels, has more than a hint of magic.

Situated next to the Botanical Gardens, in the northwest corner of Royal Victoria Park, the Dell forms a tiny, steep-sided valley. Enjoy the intimacy of leafy clearings on the forest floor, criss-crossed by winding paths, where every turn offers a new perspective. Or take a stroll along the spectacular aerial walkway around the back of the glade, which provides breathtaking, tree-framed views amongst the greenery and across the wider park.

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Hire prices
Time of year Standard rate (per day) Charity rate (per day)
April to September £1,757 £879
October to March £1,318 £659

Facilities on site

    • Aerial walkway

Event size

This location can support the following sized events:

    • Small events

Supported activities

Royal Victoria Park - The Dell is a perfect location for the following activities:

    • Children's activities
    • Art installations

Site access

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Vehicle access 

No vehicle access, but the Great Dell is next to one of Royal Victoria Park's internal roads, for ease of transporting event supplies and equipment 

Pedestrian access

Opposite Botanical Gardens 

Disabled Access

We regret that due to the uneven terrain, The Dell and the aerial walkway are not yet fully accessible to wheelchair users


On-street pay and display parking (free for up to 1 hour)

Closest car park, Charlotte Street Car Park (800m)

Public Transport

Good public transport links from Bath Bus Station and Newbridge Park & Ride to Upper Bristol Road (350m)

25 min walk from Bath Bus Station and Bath Train Station