The Brampton

The Brampton Park and Museum |  68%

Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0QP 

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3         2         3         4         2         3         3          5         4         4          = 34/50

Ways to Wellbeing Score = 68%

 

Summary

Small urban park on the leafy outskirts of the market town of Newcastle – offering a musuem and art gallery, wildlife pond and bird aviary, sensory garden, children’s play park and cafe, miniature steam train rides (seasonal) plus a grassed area with space to play.

Summer opening Monday to Saturday – 10am to 5.30pm, Sunday – 2pm to 5.30pm

Winter opening Monday to Saturday – 10am to 4.30pm, Sunday – 1pm to 4.30pm

 

 

Connect Logo 2 Connect (People & Nature) ***** 3

Museum & art gallery space (free/donation)  |  Bird aviary, wildlife pond & sensory garden  |  Cafe  |  Miniature steam railway (seasonal/small charge may apply)  |  Places to sit and relax

 

Be Active Logo Be Active (Body) ****2

Children’s play park  |  Green space for ball games and exercise

 

Take notice Logo Take Notice (Place)  ***** 3

Sensory garden  |  Wildlife pond  |  Bird aviary with canaries/budgies etc (and some rabbits)

 

Keep Learning Logo Keep Learning (Mind) ***** 4

Museum with local history interest  |  Key Stage 1 & 2 School Workshops  |  Wildlife interpretation boards

 

Give Logo Give (Spirit) ***** 2

Volunteer opportunities  |  Gardening

 

Care Logo Care (Planet) ***** 3

Wildlife pond encourages wildlife and insects to urban area  |  Sensory garden encourages butterflies  |  Accessible for local residents without use of car

 

Be Creative Logo Be Creative (Self) ***** 3

Number of art sculptures in the grounds  |  Regular art exhibitions by local artists in the gallery space  |  Water and sand pit area for creative play

 

Cost Logo Value ***** 5

No entrance fees to museum/Art gallery space (optional donation)  |  Free parking

 

Upkeep Logo Upkeep ***** 4

Usually well maintained  & litter free  |  Well maintained gardens and grounds

 

Secure Logo Secure/Feeling Safe ****4

On-site staff at the Museum/Art Gallery  |  Generally low risk of anti-social behaviour

Conclusion

Convenient park within walking distance of town centre and surrounding suburban area.  An interesting and stimulating park for youngsters, with the museum offering a unique insight to local history and the gallery space providing a glimpse at local artists work for people of all ages.  Probably more of a family park, particularly suitable for children, parents and grandparent – perhaps offering less to do in the park for older children/teenagers.