Bicclescombe Park

Bicclescombe Park has a strong fundamental character as a traditional public park in a tranquil setting. This family park boasts various facilities, a mix of new and old landscape features, play area, formal bedding area with Victorian floral layouts. The park has six tennis courts and pavilion which are leased to the local tennis club. A heavy commitment by the club towards junior development helps to attract young people from all over North Devon and the annual tournament in August is attended by people from all over the country. A corn mill which was restored into working order by the Rotary Club of Ilfracombe in the 1960/70's provides an added attraction for the general public. More recently, further works to the mill wheel have improved the visual aspect, as does the adjoining tea rooms and picnic area which is open to the public from Easter until the end of October. The Sensory Garden is maintained by a local adult group with varying needs. With water playing an important role within the park, this provides both sound and light reflection for those with sensory impairments. The play area continues to evolve with the addition of new play equipment to provide challenges to children of all ages. Educational activities that have taken place recently have proved very popular with local schools, as have the events in the park which have been an added attraction for all sections of the community.

Park Facilities

Boating Lake
Children's Play Area
Dog Free Area
Free parking
Historic Building
Picnic Area
Sensory Garden
Tennis Court
Wildflower Area
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Managing Organisation
North Devon District Council
Mike Jones
01271 388326