Parkside House Sensory Garden

Picnic in Alexandra Park.

Alexandra Park starts at the end of our road and is the ideal place for a picnic when the weather is fine.

Alexandra Park was a popular subject for postcards particularly in the early 1900s. It was Penarth's first public park, created between 1899 and 1902 from an open field overlooking Penarth seafront, and named after Alexandra the wife of King Edward VII, who had newly succeeded to the throne.

Today, Alexandra Park is a well-preserved Edwardian public park in an attractive location overlooking the Bristol Channel, retaining many of its original features. The layout of the park is still much the same as it was in the late 1920’s early 1930’s although at the seaward end the imposing entrance lodge is now in private hands and the reservoirs which served the baths on the Esplanade have been filled in.

Nothing says summer quite like being able to pack up a simple meal and enjoy it in the great outdoors. When the brass band are playing in the Bandstand, our resident Entertainment Manager will organise a picnic in the park to sooth the soul. Enjoy mouthwatering savory and sweet treats, concocted by our resident chef, in perfect surroundings.