Address

Hove Park,
Hove,
BN3 7BF.
01273 727003 (tea rooms)
http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1001368

Ages

All

Cost

Free!

Facilities:

Playground, Football training pitches, Football astroturf - winter months only, Bowling green, Tennis courts (12), Basketball court (with floodlighting), Climbing boulder, Toilets, Healthwalks, Tea rooms, miniature railway.

How to get there:

You can walk to the park, where the miniature railway is at the North end. The 5B stops by the co-op and there’s a road down to the park next to the co-op. If you are on a 5 or 5A, get off when the bus turns left into Old Shoreham Road and walk in the opposite direction to the Park. There are detailed car directions on the website

Extra Info:

Hove Park's great claim to fame, the Goldstone, lies in its southwest corner. This huge rock, weighing about 20 tons, is commonly believed to have been used by the Druids for worship. Legend has it that the devil threw it there while excavating Devils Dyke, the deep valley through the Downs above Hove. Whatever the reality behind these legends, the shape of a human face is clearily visible in the stone - have a good look and you'll spot it.

Another of the park's unique attractions is it miniature steam railway, which runs during the summer weekends. You'll find the operating times on the information board near the cafe.

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