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About East Park

Visit East Park, Hull’s largest park and one of the premier park venues in the north of England!

East Park fully opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. This Grade II listed park recently benefited from a council-assisted lottery grant totalling £10 million and has been transformed into a vibrant green space where you can enjoy modern attractions and discover historic treasures.

There’s something for everyone…

Activities & Things to do at East Park Hull

East Park Animal Education Centre

Inside the park, there’s a free zoo featuring animals and birds from around the world. The Animal Education Centre is home to a variety of domestic, farm and exotic animals, and throughout the year they host a range of educational events for people of all ages to improve their knowledge about animals and nature.

Related: 12 Zoos & Farms You Can Visit In and Near Hull

Children’s Playground

East Park is home to one of Hull’s largest free outdoor playgrounds.

Related: Hull’s top 11 playgrounds to take the kids to this Easter

East Park Splash Boat

A popular ride that has provided thrills and memories for visitors since 1929. One of only two Wicksteed Splash Boats now left in the country.

Related: Hull East Park Splash Boat Will Reopen This Summer After £250K Refurb

Children’s Water Play Area – FREE

A new children’s water play area with water geysers, ground gushers and spray caps.

Related: East Park water play reopens for summer of fun

Swan Boats and Rowing Boats

The park has a huge lake where you can hire a Swan or Rowing boat from 20 mins to 1 hour (depending on demand). In 2021, it was only £2 per person.

Outdoor Musical Instruments

A selection of musical instruments made from reclaimed materials for you to bang and bash.

Central Pavilion Cafe

Enjoy homemade food, snacks and drinks with views of the park

East Park Library

If sitting in the sunshine and enjoying a good read is your thing, then look no further. The park now has a library in the main pavilion building, and with plenty of green space on the grounds, you’ll be sure to find a good spot to enjoy your book.

Adapted Cycling Centre

A range of cycles for disabled visitors, their carers and families

Youth Zone

A fun place to hang out 24/7, whatever the weather.

Free Outdoor Gym

Robust equipment designed for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Bowling Green

Three high-quality greens, used regularly for competitions and available to anyone who wants to play.

Model Boating Pond

A popular sailing facility, the only one of its type in the North of England.

Fishing at East Park

The rules for fishing at the park and our other fishing lakes, alongside the latest COVID-19 fishing rules set out by the Angling Trust, can be found on our Fishing page.

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