Easter Fun! There is an extensive programme of activities running in Haringey for children and young people during the Easter holidays.
Bruce Castle Park
Lordship Lane, N17.
- Multi use play area (MUGA)
- Kickabout area
- Paddling pool - important: we will not be opening the paddling pool or splash play facilities this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because we do not have the resources to monitor use and make sure the pool and people remain COVID-safe. Sorry for any disappointment caused.
- Natural play area
- Picnic area
- Holocaust Memorial Garden
- Conservation area
- Café and toilets - open Wednesday to Sunday, 1pm to 5pm
- Historic oak tree
- Bruce Castle Museum - light refreshments are available here
Green Flag Award
Bruce Castle Park first won the prestigious Green Flag award in 2003 and has retained it every year since.
Book Tennis Courts Online
You can now book Bruce Castle Park tennis courts online.
- Visit the OpenPlay website (external link) for details
About Your Park
Located in Tottenham, Bruce Castle Park covers eight hectares of parkland and is rich in history dating back to the early 11th century.
The park was created from the remains of the ancient Bruce Castle family estate, purchased by the council in 1892. Bruce Castle Museum, a Grade 1 listed 16th-century manor house, now houses the borough’s local history collections and archives and has been open since 1927. The Museum and Parks Service produced a tree trail for the park, detailing an exciting trail for children to follow. For more information, visit the Bruce Castle Park Tree Trail page.
Each year nearly 900,000 people visit the park to use its many facilities, including the tennis and basketball courts, boules, or to enjoy festivals and events. In the summer, the most visited attraction in Bruce Castle Park has to be the brilliant paddling pool, which children and families flock to when it's open from the end of May until September.
A magnificent ancient oak tree dominates the northern side of the park. This impressive large Oak Tree is believed to be about 500 years old and came runner up in the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year award.
The Pavilion, now used as a café (T on the Green Tea Rooms), provides meals and snacks and is involved in community activities.
The park is also home to a poignant Holocaust Memorial Garden which contains some touching sculptures to help visitors reflect on this humanitarian tragedy.
Both the Museum and Park have active Friends Groups. Find out more about each friends group:
For details on how to get to Bruce Castle Park please see our A-Z of Parks.
To read more about how Bruce Castle Park is managed, please read the Bruce Castle Park management plan 2021 (PDF, 1.3MB)
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Please be responsible for your own, and others' safety when using our parks:
- Use parks for exercise only – walk, jog, cycle, dog walking
- Don’t go out if you feel unwell
- Always ensure adequate social distancing
- Outdoor gyms, skateparks and ballcourts are closed
- Playgrounds remain open – please follow guidance when using them
- Keep your dog on a lead
- Use hand sanitiser and wash your hands when you get home