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A Haven of Tranquility in the centre of Taunton

I have lived in Taunton for a number of years and visited Vivary Park on many occasions but when I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew H
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Pretty park

Lots to do, high ropes, mini golf, children's play area which is great. Feed the ducks! Cafes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Taunton for a number of years and visited Vivary Park on many occasions but when I think about it not nearly enough. It is traditionally Victorian with a magnificent fountain and a band stand which has guest bands playing on Sundays...More

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review Andrew. Vivary Park is indeed a place deserving repeated visits - not only does the park change with the seasons but, as you mentioned, it hosts events throughout the year which can change the atmosphere and even the landscape. This...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do, high ropes, mini golf, children's play area which is great. Feed the ducks! Cafes. Lovely to walk aroundMore

Thank Linda G
TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review Linda. There is, as you say, plenty on offer in Vivary Park, even on a drizzly day like today! We feel very fortunate to have such a lovely open space near to the town centre and hope that you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vivary Park is one of our local parks. It is kept very clean and tidy! The grounds men do a good job keeping the flowerbeds looking nice all year round. The park has a 2 play areas for children. There is a smaller one and...More

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your glowing review of Vivary Park Emma. It certainly sounds as if you have been able to explore the park and find all of the sights and activities on offer. We are proud to have such a lovely expansive space in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As children Sunday in vivary park was a depressing affair but today, being slightly older, it's a treat with beautifully maintained gardens and buckets of memories not all good mind! Interesting climbing area sort of like go ape. Crazy golf looked a bit naff thoughMore

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Robin. It's always interesting to revisit childhood haunts with fresh, adult eyes - you certainly see things from a different perspective! The park is indeed beautifully maintained and we are grateful for the groundsmen and women who keep it looking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Taunton flower show isn't a flower show. Its an arts and craft plus local business show with a few flowers on display. Roughly 10% of the show covers flowers and the displays were not impressive. The vast bulk of the show is local businesses...More

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you review. I was disappointed to read that you were not impressed with the Taunton Flower Show - I am sure that the organisers of the event would welcome your comments: https://tauntonfs.co.uk/contact

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the park for to see Paloma faith, it's a lovely traditional park with a band stand and not far from town and parking. The atmosphere was great and it was well organised, had a great eveningMore

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening. Vivary Park plays host to a wealth of events throughout the year - it is the perfect spot for the free Sunday concerts on the bandstands in the summer months...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its an excellent park only a short walk from the shopping center makes it a great place to relax and enjoy the flowers, the fountain etcMore

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Vivary Park. We feel very fortunate to have such a beautiful open space just moments from the town centre - as you approach the park from the High Street you are greeted by large ornate wrought iron gates which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just at the top end of High Street, this is a real pleasant place, quite a surprise. Great kids play playground and large activity areas.More

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Vivary Park. I think that, like you, there are a lot of people who are surprised to find such a lovely open space just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Taunton town centre! The park has plenty...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vivary Park is the green wedge that brings the country into the heart of the county town. From the park you can head south into fertile countryside where the farmers are industrious. The park is planted traditionally and hosts concerts and an annual flower show....More

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Dillon. Like you, we appreciate having such a lovely green space just moments from the town centre and living/working in a town which is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The lively Sunday band concerts are running through until 2nd September with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for the concert. We also walked around the park for an hour and it seems like a lovely park to visit. Had lots of facilities and green spaceMore

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TauntonVisitorCentre, Public Relations Manager at Vivary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We were thrilled to have Vivary Park host Party in the Park again this year - what a treat to have Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean, the Kaiser Chiefs and their support acts in town over three days! Keep an eye...More

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jlsahol11
July 7, 2018|
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Response from TauntonVisitorCentre | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your message. I'm afraid that there will not be space to walk dogs whilst the Taunton Flower Show is on as the show utilises most of the park. Goodland Gardens and a river walk is 5 minute walk from the... More
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Alan B
June 18, 2018|
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Response from TauntonVisitorCentre | Property representative |
Hello Alan. Thank you for your question. The Sunday Band Concerts start at 3pm. The remaining concerts of the 2018 season are: 8th July King Alfred Concert Band 22nd July Lazy River Jazz 12th August Stoke Sub Hambdon... More
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John M
July 10, 2015|
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Response from Ian T | Reviewed this property |
Yes but k would keep them on a lead when the parks busy.
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