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Cafe at Golden Acre Park

The cafe at Golden Acre Park is currently undergoing refurbishment and may be offering a restricted service during this time.  For more information, check out the cafe opening hours section further down this page.

Golden Acre Park

people walking in a park on a summer day
This popular park in North Leeds is renowned for its wonderful gardens, popular tea rooms and circular lakeside walk. It is next to two nature reserves, Breary Marsh and Adel Dam and is 55 hectares in size. The park is on the route of both the Leeds Country Way and the Meanwood Valley Trail.


Golden Acre is situated 6 miles from Leeds City Centre on the A660 Leeds Road in between Adel and Bramhope. The postcode of the site is LS16 8BQ.


Click on the map below to see a full size map of the park.

map of golden acre park

Attractions and facilities

  • Demonstration gardens and plant collections
  • Parkland, lake, streams, ponds and woodland
  • Cafe with outdoor seating facilities
  • Public toilets
  • Shop, selling gifts and plants

Cafe opening hours

The cafe at Golden Acre Park is currently undergoing refurbishment including the construction of a conservatory.  Building works will be taking place throughout spring and summer 2014 and the cafe will be offering a restricted service during that time.  It is recommended that during this period customers call 0113 261 3064 before travelling to check whether the cafe is open and avoid disappointment.

Summer opening times: 
Mon - Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 10.30am - 5.00pm.

Winter opening times: 
Mon - Sun 10.00am - 3.30pm.​


Bands play in Golden Acre Park on Sundays regularly throughout summer. For more information click on the link in 'external links' - Leeds International Concert Season.

The Parks and Countryside events leaflet is available in the 'documents' section of this page.​

Disabled access, buses and parking

Free car parks are shown on the map in the' documents' section.
Buses to and from Leeds:
780, 784, X84 – 3 buses per hour Monday to Saturday daytime, hourly service evenings and Sundays.

Disabled Access:
Parking is free and there are 6 disabled parking bays in the car park off Otley Road.

The main circular route around the park and lake is well maintained and fairly flat, as are the demonstration gardens.

Motorised scooters are available to hire at Golden Acre Park from the Bakery Coffee House and must be pre-booked before 10am on the day of hire. To book, call 0113 2613064.

Disabled toilets are available in café and in public toilet block next to café​. The cafe is wheelchair accessible.​​


The Golden Acre Park Volunteers meet every first Wednesday of the month to help with gardening, nature conservation and generally looking after the park.  

New members are always welcome, for further information contact us as detailed below.


Email us using the 'Contact Us' section
Parks and Countryside Head Office – 0113 3957400 (8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday)
ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – 0113 2329973
Dog Wardens – 0113 2224407​​​

Further information

For more information about Golden Acre Park download the document entitled 'Golden Acre Park' in the 'Documents' section of this page. 

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