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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Beside the Birdbath 2015

Come to our All-day Fund Raising Garden Party for Fun in Action on Sat 27th June - 12pm to 10pm. There's going to be a great line up of musicians to entertain you, including nine live acts, DJ’s between sets, two barbeques with veggie and non veggie food options, craft and plant stalls, beer, games for the kids, a raffle, lucky dip and two five foot ‘body puppets’ dancing around to keep things jolly! Loads of activities for children including a lucky dip, stalls and games.

Entry to the event is free but guests will be asked for voluntary contributions to a ‘hat’ that will go round during the day. In case of wet weather the event will still go ahead under cover.

 beside the birdbath 2015

Beside the Birdbath is an annual event organised by Paul Stapleton and a group of other local musicians and their friends and families. A previous charity that they supported was ‘Stay Out Late’ (Gig Buddies), but they regularly raise money for various local charities, in particular the Brighton Food Bank.

How to get there: Greenfield Crescent is on the 5B bus route towards Hollingbury and there are regular buses. If you need directions or have any questions, please get in touch.