One of Leeds Finest Gems

Golden Acre Park is an incredible 179 acres of mature woodlands and gardens surrounding a beautiful lake.

Set between Leeds popular northern suburbs Adel and Bramhope. Golden Acre Park comes alive with nature's vibrant colours throughout the spring and autumn.

The park is home to wild birds, rabbits and squirrels. You may get lucky and spot the resident deer roaming.

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Golden Acre Park is the last point on the 7 mile Meanwood Valley Trail which takes you on a adventure through nature's beauty and Leeds industrial past. Starting at Woodhouse Moor, moving through Meanwood Park, under the Seven Arches, before arriving at the stunning Golden Acre Park.

Take a seat on one of the benches and relax. Remeber to bring along a picnic for the perfect outdoor dining. If not, why not grab a coffee, hot food or an ice cream from the lovely Golden Acre Cafe.

If you need help finding directions, Discover Leeds have a map of Golden Acre Park.

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See Golden Acre Park as a bird would.

Filmed in the afternoon, this video lets you explore Golden Acre Park to its fullest.

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Things to Do

Its a perfect place for bird watching. Site by the beautiful lakes and listen to the trickle of water in the streams as nature passes by. There are many species of duck, swans, herons and geese to be seen. Although it may be tempting to take a dip in the lake, swimming and fishing are not permitted..

Although there is not a children’s play area at Golden Acre Park, there are plenty of paths for cycling. It’s the perfect place to teach little ones how to ride a bike. As well as playing ball games on the grass.

Fancy some music? Head down to Golden Acre Park on a Sunday throughout the summer and be entertained with live band performances. Check out Leeds Concert Season for details.

Things to do at Golden Acre Park

History of Golden Acre Park

Golden Acre Park was once a privately owned amusement park. Built by Frank Thompsond and opened in 1932 it had a swimming pool, miniature railway, boating lake, zoo and music tower.

History of Golden Acre Park

The amusement park however was only open for 6 years before closing due to the Second World War. It was taken over by Leeds City Council in 1945 and half of the boating lake was filled in.

The park’s swimming pool, the Blue Lagoon, was popular with families and remained open until the early 1960’s. Now a distant memory, it is buried in the woods near the Duck Hut at Wildfowl Lake.