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The park facilities include a playground, kiosk café, accessible toilets, The Rickyard learning centre, walled kitchen garden, Regency-planted beds, historic and wildlife interpretation panels, fish pond with fountains and the serpentine lake.

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.

Park Facilities

  • Accessible toilets
  • Pitzhanger Pantry kiosk café
  • Playground
  • 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.

Volunteer Gardening

Contribute to growing and cultivating Pitzhanger’s original walled garden 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 is welcome regardless of age, ability or experience.

Please see below for contact details.

Wildlife Walks

  • Bird walks take place on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 – 10:30am, meeting by the park’s kiosk café beforehand. No prior experience is necessary, and the free sessions include tea and a chat afterwards!

    Our next sessions will be taking place on:
    18th January
    15th February

  • Bat walks take place during April – October.
    You can find Walpole Park on Facebook here with posts on park news and events.

    Join Ealing Wildlife Group to find out more about the wildlife in your local area – join in free wildlife events.

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.


To get in touch with Parks and to join the mailing list to hear about Ealing parks’ volunteering events and activities:
Telephone: 020 8825 6999

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Contact Us

Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30
Monday: Closed (except bank holidays)

Last admissions one hour before closing

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