Golden Acre Park

This popular park in North Leeds is renowned for its wonderful gardens, popular tea rooms and circular lakeside walk.

At 55 hectares in size, it is located near to two of Leeds' most treasured nature reserves, Breary Marsh and Adel Dam. It's also on the route of both the Leeds Country Way and the Meanwood Va​lley Trail.

Location

Golden Acre park 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.

View a map of the park (JPG, 60KB).

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

Meanwood Valley Project 2018 – 19

A project to involve local people in the wonderful wildlife of the Meanwood Valley is currently underway. The project includes public events, wildlife surveys, school visits and volunteer opportunities. To find out more about all aspects of the project, visit the documents section of this page.


 

 

Cafe opening hoursCafe opening hours<div class="ExternalClassF6375CAE7E1E44C295BFA5F3917C2EC8"><strong>Summer (BST) opening times:</strong> <br>Monday to Friday: 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span>am to 5pm. <br><br> <strong>Winter (GMT) opening times:</strong><br>Monday to Sunday 10am to 3:30pm.​<br>​​​​​</div>
ContactsContacts<div class="ExternalClass1F19D6814FB74989B35EE00B4B239AE4"><p>Email us using the <strong>Contact Us</strong> section</p> <p>Parks and Countryside Head Office – 0113 378 6002​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> (8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday)</p> <p>ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – 0113 2329973</p> <p>Dog Wardens – 0113 2224407​​​</p> ​​​​</div>
EventsEvents<div class="ExternalClassB66BDA32A5774111AD923A558C3C442F"><p>Bands play in Golden Acre Park on Sundays regularly throughout summer. For more information go to <strong>Leeds International Concert Season</strong> in <strong><span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span>E<span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></strong><strong>xternal links</strong>.</p> <p>The Parks and Countryside events leaflet is available in the <strong>Documents</strong> section of this page.​</p> ​​​</div>
Disabled access, buses and parkingDisabled access, buses and parking<div class="ExternalClassA43E376F845744D589FF51EB3E834B6B"><p>Free car parks are shown on the map on this page.</p> <p><strong>Buses to and from Leeds:</strong></p> <p>780, 784, X84 – 3 buses per hour Monday to Saturday daytime, hourly service evenings and Sundays.</p> <p><strong>Disabled Access:</strong></p> <p>Parking is free and there are 6 disabled parking bays in the car park off Otley Road.</p> <p>The main circular route around the park and lake is well maintained and fairly flat, as are the demonstration gardens.</p> <p>Motorised scooters are available to hire <strong>for free</strong> at Golden Acre Park from the Bakery Coffee House and must be pre-booked before 10am on the day of hire. To book, call <strong>0113 261 3064</strong></p> <p>Disabled toilets are available in café and in public toilet block next to café​. The cafe is wheelchair accessible.​​</p> ​​​​​</div>
Further informationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Golden%20Acre%20Park-%20download.pdf, Golden Acre Park guideFurther information<div class="ExternalClass9A4049B4547F4730BDC334B54F43CBEA"><p>You can find out more information about the park by downloading the <strong>Golden Acre Park guide</strong> in the <strong>Documents</strong> section or by clicking on the link below.​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
VolunteeringVolunteering<div class="ExternalClass9851BAF89AAD47E6BEA9D0666A0C44D4"><p>The Golden Acre Park Volunteers meet every first Wednesday of the month to help with gardening, nature conservation and generally looking after the park.</p> <p>New members are always welcome, for further information, contact us using the details in <strong>​Contacts</strong>.<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>

 

 

Golden Acre Maphttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/GOLDEN ACRE MAP.pdf308601pdf
Parks Byelawshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Parks ByeLaws.pdf445343pdf
Golden Acre Parkhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Golden Acre Park- download.pdf819331pdf
Meanwood valley trailhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/MVT leaflet for web.pdf1086434pdf
Love Parks Week GAP posterhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Love Parks Week GAP poster.pdf536161pdf
Parks and Countryside events leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/parks and Countryside events leaflet.pdf3356395pdf
Meanwood Valley Volunteer rangers posterhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Meanwood Valley Volunteer rangers poster.pdf655185pdf
MV Vol Ranger task prog 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/MV Vol Ranger task prog 2018.pdf74085pdf
Project promo leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Project promo leaflet.pdf467396pdf
Summer Events poster https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Summer Events poster template.pdf1080314pdf
Wildlife Survey Programme Posterhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Wildlife Survey Programme Poster.pdf982625pdf

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