We visit the historic Bristol park with a pop-up cafe and its own paddling pool

It’s tucked away in one of Bristol’s most desirable neighbourhoods

Victorian-built St Andrew’s Park is steeped in history, filled with wildlife and it’s one of the only public parks in Bristol with a paddling pool.

The park, located in a sloping site and with an informal layout, was originally purchased for £6,857, and £6,190 was spent on the layout before its public opening in 1895.

At the time, the park had a bandstand from which music was played three times a week.

Due to the beds of roses, geraniums and mignonettes with sunflowers and hollyhocks planted among the shrubs, the park was declared to be the most attractive in Bristol by a newspaper in August 1899.

The park is full of history from World War II and was the site of the crash of a Wellington bomber T2905 on April 30, 1941, when three out of the six crew members passed away during the crash.

Nowadays, the park is open to the public at all times and has an informative display of information boards with information about the wildlife and fauna found in the park and the history behind St Andrew's Park.

Here are 17 photos from our visit to St Andrew’s Park.