About

  Facilities

There's a lot to do at Alice Park for all the family!

Please note that Alice Park is now run by the Alice Park Trust sub-committee, so there will be changes and improvements - so keep coming back to see how its going!

If you have any comments or suggestions for improvements at the park, please email me and let me know at tony@alicepark.co.uk.

Park facilities include:

  • Fenced children's playground
  • Quiet Wildlife nature garden and pond
  • Full service licenced cafĂ©
  • Six tennis courts
  • Community garden
  • Children's cycling track
  • Free car parking
  • Accessibility for wheelchair users
  • Well-kept toilets
  • Eight acres of beautiful green landscape
  • Outdoor ping pong table
  • Tennis and netball teams
  • Fitness classes
  • Youth football and rugby classes
  • Regular community family events

  Events

Alice Park hosts several events throughout the year, and we are always looking for more! If you have any ideas and would like to get involved, let us know. Don't forget, make sure you follow us on social media - @aliceparkcafe - to ensure you don't miss out!

Always check beforehand, and follow our Facebook page for the latest information!

We are constantly looking for help with events, so if you are an experienced event organiser, and don't particularly like having money, then get in touch. I want to bring back the Classic Car Show, a Tennis Tournament, Alice Birthday Party, August Bank Holiday Party - but I can't do it on my own! You know where to find me!

Here's a few of the regular ones, however please make sure you contact us first to check:

  • 3 Day Larkhall Festival (First Bank Holiday in May)
  • Park In The Dark - Halloween, fancy dress, Adult Disco, Laser Show and the BEST Quiet Fireworks for young children (last Saturday in October - Ticket only, tickets on sale in the cafe from August)
  • Easter Egg Hunt (Easter Sunday)
  • Julian House Big Sleep Out (first Friday night in March)
  • Zumbathon (with Zumba with Hannah supporting changing charities)
  • Dog Show with Forever Hounds Trust
  • Live Music and DJ's most weekends through Summer

  The Cafe

Originally, the cafe was the changing room for the popular cricket and football teams at Alice Park, however it became a Tea Chalet in the early 1970's. Please note - if you have actually worked at the cafe, back in the day, please please get in touch with me with your stories and anecdotes! Very keen to write a book on the park and of course the importance of the cafe!

The cafe was open periodically throughout summer, until it was revitalised in 2008 by the current owner, Tony Hickman. The 'vision' was to try and offer superb coffee and snacks, together with soulful music, free wifi and newspapers - somewhere an adult would want to go regardless of having kids.

Over the next few years, the cafe developed into the hub of activity it is today. In our 11 years in Alice Park, our work with local charities continues to increase.
From working with Julian House hosting 'The Big Sleep Out', raising funds for Bliss through our little lights walk on World Prematurity Day, the Forever Hounds Trust annual Dog Show and BAPPs park takeover, we have also supported; Alice Park Community Garden, the Alice Park Trust, SWWFL, RSPB, Oxjam & the Larkhall Festival.

Refitted again in 2016, the cafe now prides itself on amazing coffee and a superb range of lunches, snacks, lite bites, healthy options and a range of ice creams, including exclusive alcoholic lollies, and of course the very popular full Alice English breakfast.

In 2017, Tony created the Alice Park Cafe Garden, and entered the prestigious Bath In Bloom Awards - winning three awards in the first year!

Our brand is built around our core principles of good food, great coffee, soulful music and families first. We have very strong beliefs and are keen to show everyone exactly what we stand for. We compliment this with a full and comprehensive program of family events throughout the year.

In 2018, we developed our own range of 'proper food for little individuals' - LittleScoffs. The concept is to provide proper home cooked food, all vegetarian, that provide wholesome meals for kids; and adults can enjoy too! Little or no salt, vegetarian and very tasty, head to www.littlescoffs.co.uk for more information.

Our staff are all expertly trained and very approachable with any questions, queries, comments or compliments you may have. And if there's something you need on the menu, we will always do our best to provide it,

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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