estate house no longer exists, but the site on which it stood
is still known as ‘Vassalls’, after the last family who lived
estate itself has a mixture of established woodland and riverside
walks and is a great escape from the pressures of the city.
are well signed, so you can explore quite easily and discover
for yourself some great views of the River Frome.
The estate was designed by Humphry Repton to maximise enjoyment
of the natural environment - and the
pathways wind their way through the park as part of the Frome
parts of the park are known by different names - Vassalls
and Snuff Mills are two
can wander the paths connecting other parks along the Frome
such as Snuff Mills and Eastville Park.
are plenty of picnic spots and flat Tarmac paths which are
suitable for wheelchair access and pushchairs.
It's also a great place to grab a fishing net and teach youngsters
how to catch sticklebacks (and then carefully replace them
in the water of course!).
the more adventurous there is an orienteering path, and a
short horse trail around the estate.
Football pitches are also available for hire, telephone 0117
922 2789 for details.
will love the playground near Oldbury Court entrance car park,
just a few minutes from Fishponds main road – it’s one of
the best in the Bristol area.
from toddlers up can find some interesting equipment in
has a great range of facilities, which will provide hours
of entertainment for toddlers right up to children of 11 or
A favourite of the little ones is the colourful train - and
there are plenty of benches for parents or carers to have
a bit of a rest.
Approximately four miles north east of Bristol city centre
in the Fishponds area, there are two car parks offering easy
entrance to the site.
Oldbury Court car park is off Oldbury Court Road in Fishponds
and Snuff Mills car park is at the end of River View in Stapleton.
There are also several other pedestrian entrances around the
The estate is open from 8am to dusk and admission is free.