East Park, Hull
East Park in Hull. Picture: Bernard Sharp/Geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

5 outdoor spaces to explore over the festive period

Looking to get some fresh air over the festive period? Hull has many outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or a casual stroller, there’s a perfect park to explore right on your doorstep.

Here’s our guide on outdoor spaces in Hull to explore this Christmas:

East Park

Hull’s largest green space offers everything from serene lakes, a miniature railway and an animal education centre.

Take a stroll along the tree-lined avenues, explore the lake, or watch the world go at the park’s many seating areas.

Pearson Park

Located between Princes Avenue and Beverley Road, the park was gifted to the city by Zachariah Pearson. The green space features an excellent play area and a conservatory greenhouse full of exotic plants.

Kids can enjoy the playground area, fitness fanatics can make use of the outdoor gym, while history enthusiasts can admire the Grade II listed Pearson Park Bandstand.

Pickering Park

The Park was founded by Christopher Pickering and officially opened on 13 July 1911. Pickering Park is a charming spot for an outdoor walk with the family or somewhere to meet a friend and share a flask of hot chocolate. 

It’s also home to the Pickering Park Aviary, home to a variety of birds and mammals, including meerkats!

West Park

Located next to the MKM Stadium, West Park features wide-open green spaces, a wildlife aviary, and a model railway.

It’s the perfect place to stay active over the festive period too, with an outdoor gym, skate park as well as multiple walking and running routes.

Noddle Hill Nature Reserve

Found in North Hull, the nature reserve features walking routes, a scenic fishing lake, a children’s play area and sports pitches.

A perfect place for a leisurely walk with the family where you can view a variety of species of wildlife this winter.

Costello Playing Fields and Peter Pan Park

Located next to Costello Stadium, the park is home to sports pitches, a small boating pond and newly refurbished playground.

There are also two parkruns at Peter Pan Park. The Peter Pan Park parkrun takes place on Saturday mornings and the junior parkrun on Sunday mornings.

As well as the spaces listed above, there are many other parks in Hull you can be explore. Make sure to visit the HCANDL website to discover them all.

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