Bluebells, Play and Heritage!

May 17 2017

Bluebells, Play and Heritage

A trail, called the Heritage and Bluebell trail has been installed at Royal Victoria Country Park, and it’s the first of many improvements you’ll see over the next year.

The new trail makes it so much easier for you to walk through the woods if you are pushing a wheel chair or in a mobility scooter. We’ll be adding some information boards that will tell you about the hidden history of this area of the park as well as information on the species of bluebells.

We are investing nearly £50,000 in pre school children’s play at the park – with some exciting new play equipment that will mean gown ups and young toddlers can enjoy the fun together… works will start in early June and the play area will be completed by mid July. We will also be installing an outside covering for the seating area, additional picnic tables and a new picnic area, close to the café and the soon to be refurbished toilets.

So, after playing and taking in the sights and smells of the bluebells, why not take a stroll over to the chapel, which is currently undergoing a £3.1 HLF and HCC funded conservation programme and take a look at the hoardings that tell you in photographic images the story of the former military hospital, which was once the biggest hospital in the world.