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Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea

Southend City has some excellent parks (many of which also have free parking), making these parks a great FREE day out in Southend-on-Sea.

Priory Park in Southend is a great park for all ages. There is lots to do including a large, fenced off playground suitable for toddlers and bigger kids, duck pond, walled gardens and the historic Prittlewell Priory.

Priory Park features in our guide to the best playgrounds in Southend - Top 10 Playgrounds in Southend-on-Sea.

Where is Priory Park?

📍Victoria Avenue



🅿️ Parking - Where to park for Priory Park

Free parking in car park on Victoria Avenue,

Other off street parking in surrounding streets without parking restrictions.

This playground has FREE PARKING

🛝 Playground at Priory Park

The great thing about the playground at Priory Park is that the large, fenced off playground is suitable for children of all ages. There are large wooden climbing frames with slides, metal climbing structures, toddler climbing frames, sit on springy equipment, a merry-go-round, spinning play equipment, seesaw and lots of swings. The play area is spacious. There are benches inside the play area. This playground could do with a revamp but it still has lots of good quality equipment.

Priory Park playground

Bandstand at Priory Park

The traditional bandstand is stunning and located next to the car park and cafe.⁣ In the Summer there are regular, FREE weekend musical events held at the Bandstand - Music in the Park at Priory Park. Visit the Southend City website and check out the What's On guide for the latest listings.

Priory Park Bandstand

Priory Park Lake

There is a fishing lake at Priory Park. The lake is also full of ducks.

Courts and Pitches at Priory Park

There are also tennis courts, football pitches, basketball courts, table tennis tables and other open spaces.

Prittlewell Priory

The historical Prittlewell Priory museum is also located inside the park. There are regular events held at Prittlewell Priory throughout the year and especially throughout the school holidas.

Events at Priory Park

There are also various events in Priory Park such as Circus and Oktoberfest! The Southend City website has the latest listings.

Where to eat at Priory Park

There is a cafe at the park but it is not rated highly. Bring a picnic!

Other playgrounds close to Northlands Park

Belfairs Nature Reserve


🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ✅

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop

🚻 Toilets ✅

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ✅

At least 1 hour

Last Updated June 2024


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