Bramcote Hills Park

Bramcote Hills Park

Bramcote Hills Park is approximately 27 hectares in size, comprising a mix of woodland and parkland. It is a focal point for community participation in leisure and recreational activities and is a much appreciated facility for dog walkers, parents with young children and families.

In summer 2018 the Park celebrated 12 years as a Green Flag award winning park, in recognition of the high standards of maintenance, community involvement, sustainable working practices and the parks heritage value.

There are many key and varied features to the park, including the Holocaust Memorial Garden, the cycle path and the open parkland.  Historical features include the ice-house, the site of the former Bramcote Hills House and the walled garden.  Facilities include an exciting play area, trim trail and cricket square, as well as picnic areas and seating.  The interpretation panels throughout the park help illustrate the area's history.

The park can be broken down into a series of areas:

Bramcote Hills Park Areas
Area Description

Open Park Land

This is an area comprising over 250 mature trees, many of which are significant because of their age and size.  The parkland includes a children's play area, trim trail, cycle route, tree trail and car park.  

Play Facilities

One of the most popular attractions at the park is the children's play area, which caters for a wide range of age groups.

Children's needs and expectations are also well served by the woodland (an informal play area in itself), the sundial maze within the Walled Garden and the large expanse of open grassland for unrestricted imaginative play.

Walled Garden

This is the most recent development on the park and includes:

  • Interactive Sundial maze for families and children.  

  • Ice-House, this has been restored to reveal its unique qualities.  An interpretation board at the entrance explains how such structures were used for food storage.

  • Footings of Dairy Cottage/Gardener's Cottage.  These were original park buildings that eventually fell into a state of disrepair.  The retained footings and interpretation boards explain their heritage.

Holocaust Memorial Garden

Created in late 2000, the garden was officially opened on 27 January 2001.  It contains a striking statue created by Naomi Blake, herself a survivor of the holocaust.  It is complimented by a series of information panels and a backdrop of plants that were chosen to provide colour and form at the time of the annual reflection ceremony.  A memorial service is held in the garden every year in late January.


An area which is mainly broad-leaved woodland.    The land rises steeply up from the parkland offering panoramic views of the adjacent countryside.

The woodland has its own management plan prepared in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

Bramcote Hills House

The House was built in 1805 and was set in a position to take advantage of the natural terrain with views out to the surrounding countryside.  It was demolished in the 1960's.  Part of the building's footprint has been restored.

Getting Active

A 'Getting Active' Leaflet has been produced by Greenwood Community Forest in partnership with Broxtowe Borough Council detailing the many outdoor opportunities on offer at the Park.  The leaflet includes walking routes around the park, longer walking routes that start in the park, the park's Trim Trail, the official cycle route through the park and the orienteering course in the park.

The Erewash Valley Trail runs through the park. This is part of the circular walking and cycling route which takes in over 30 miles of waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire.

Download the Getting Active leaflet. (.pdf) (1.05MB) (Opens in a New Window)

View the Bramcote Park Woodland Management Plan (.pdf) (2.94MB) (Opens in a New Window)

View the 2018 - 2023 Management Plan (.pdf) (14.6MB) (Opens in a New Window)

Parks and Environment
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