In the heart of Carlisle, Bitts Park comprises of a range of gardens and play areas. Established in 1818, the park originally aimed to provide paths alongside the River Eden. Over the following years, the gardens were expanded including Victoria Park a garden area with formal flower beds and paths with a statue of Queen Victoria as its centrepiece. Bitts Park has since evolved to include play areas, a splash park and skate park. The park is a great location for picnics and allowing children to run freely and play. As the park is close to the city centre, the park is easily accessible by public transport making it an ideal location for an afternoon adventure.


  • Play areas for children up to the mid-teens with a range of slides, climbing frames and a sand pit.
  • Accessible equipment, including a wheelchair accessible swing and trampoline.
  • The park also has sensory musical instruments spread along the paths.
  • Free to use outdoor gym equipment. The park also has several running routes.
  • The park also has toilet facilities.
  • A car park directly next to the entrance of the park.

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Bitts Park is next door to Carlisle Castle, another great location to explore with all the family!

Q Is car parking free?

The car park is a paid for car park.

Q Are toilet facilities open all day?

The toilets are only open during working hours, usually 9am-5pm.

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