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Winthrop Park

Winthrop Park


2nd Lane, Off Newall Avenue,
S66 1EE


To demonstrate the positive impact of Nature Therapy on well-being and healthcare, Winthrop Park was created to provide facilities for the elderly and disabled. This former contaminated Sewage Treatment Works was an environmental black-spot, and following months of hard work and bio-environmental recovery this site (now known as Winthrop Park) was opened for free public access in August 2005. Recently hailed as a blueprint and world class example of bio-diversity and Nature Therapy, Winthrop Park daily provides visitors with practical support and interactive demonstration of the power of nature to change lives.

We have been working hard over the winter months to create new facilities and re-vamp our Tea Room (now serving sandwiches, toasted tea cakes, various, snacks, coffees & teas, and our renowned can relax and enjoy your refreshments, extensive plant sales area, antastic gifts and craft work, and have provided new artwork, sculptures, and features in the garden.

The facilities have been specifically designed with the elderly and disabled adults in mind, and
the gardens are split in to areas of specific interest to stimulate all the sensors. There is no
entry fee, but visitors are required to sign-in and observe the requirements of admittance.
Group visits must be pre-booked in advance. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Children
must be accompanied at all times and supervised. We operate a no-smoking policy on the
premises and grounds.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Winthrop Park is open each week day 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and on Sundays 10:30 am to 4:00 pm (subject to weather). We are CLOSED on Saturdays. Please telephone us to check openings
on Bank Holidays.


Free entry


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Map reference: SK 484909  Lat: 53.41268 Long: -1.27330


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired
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