Bantock Park, Wolverhampton

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Bantock Park is one of Wolverhampton's district parks and has a rich history. Bequeathed to its present day custodians in 1938 on the death of Alderman Albert Bantock, this former farm has undergone restoration works, partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The park is approximately 16 hectares (39.53 acres). The west of the park is mostly open space, which still retains its 'rural' character, with gently undulating ground, hedgerows and a variety of trees with a nature trail. The eastern side of the park changes near the house, becoming more formal, consisting of a series of recently restored gardens, reminiscent of the detail emerging around the late nineteenth/twentieth century. Bantock Park is a great venue for a range of activities at low or no cost. A picnic in the park is something the whole family can enjoy, from toddlers to grandparents. The enclosed children's play area has many challenges for young children, for example, traditional monkey bars and swings to multi-play units. A range of other facilities to enjoy across the age ranges include recently re-built changing rooms, 18 hole pitch and putt golf course, tea room, Bantock House Museum, Georgian farm buildings (home to a range of nature, educational, dance, music and theatrical events, activities and exhibitions) and a gift shop in the house . http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/leisure_culture/parks_green_spaces/parks/bantock/visit_bantock_park.htm