Pitzhanger still sits in its beautifully landscaped original parkland, which became Walpole Park in 1901. In 2013 its historic features and landscapes were restored to how they had been in Soane’s time, following a major HLF-funded project. Today, Walpole Park is run by Ealing Council and is open to all.
Special Event Notice: June 2019
A major event in Walpole Park will affect access to some parts of Walpole Park and pathways to and from Pitzhanger Manor between 19 and 29 June. Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery will be open throughout the period as usual. Find out more.
- Accessible toilets
- Pitzhanger Pantry kiosk café
- The Rickyard learning centre
- Walled kitchen garden
- Regency-planted beds
- Historic and wildlife interpretation panels
- Fish pond with fountains
- The serpentine lake
Soane’s Kitchen cafe is now open in the walled garden, accessible from Ealing Green and Walpole Park.
If you are interested in volunteer gardening, sessions run every Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm, meeting in the Rickyard courtyard behind the kiosk café in the park. Everyone welcome regardless of age, ability or experience.
Frequent activities and wildlife walks take place in the park, including monthly bird walks. You can find events listed on the park noticeboards by the café kiosk.
You can also contact Maria Fitzgerald, Walpole Park Manager on 07704 019 547 or email FitzgeraldM@ealing.gov.uk
Walpole Park Outdoor Educational Activities
Walpole Park’s education and outreach team run a wide variety of events and activities for schools and nurseries. The activities have been developed to make use of all the Park’s facilities and environments, including Pitzhanger Manor.
Schools can bring packed lunches to have in the Park. Workshops are open to SEN groups but maximum number per workshop may be reduced if necessary.
For full information please download the PDF on this page.
Cost: these activities are highly subsidised. The cost to attend workshops is £1.50 per child per workshop. There is a minimum charge of £40 per workshop. Workshops are all 1.5hrs long unless otherwise stated.
Booking: for more information or to book a session please email Natasha Gavin, GavinN@ealing.gov.uk.