Saumarez Park is the location and scene for many formal and informal activities which may be conveniently combined with a visit to the Victorian Walled Garden.
The central area of the Park forms a large grassy arena which is a popular place for picnics, having views over the pond with its Japanese style pavilion and its ducks and other birds.
It's also a popular location for informal ball and other games, and is a safe cycling location for young children. (Adults may not cycle in the Park).
A children's playground will also be found not far from the Victorian Walled Garden, Tea Rooms and Folk Museum.
The Park and part of the adjacent nature trail, contain the finest single collection of trees in Guernsey, and a stroll around will be well rewarded. Interesting guided walks are available most Wednesday afternoons from May to September which touch on the history of the Park and some of its present usages. These start at 2 pm from Saumarez Park Tea Rooms and last about 1½ hours. Further information about the walks is obtainable by telephone
from +44 (0)1481 255229 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Folk Museum
Situated in the Park, quite near to the Victorian Walled Garden, and maintained by the National Trust of Guernsey, this has displays of life in Guernsey around a century ago, including domestic life, farming, fishing and seafaring, trades, the tomato industry and transport, Guernsey costume and a scale model of a Victorian town house.
Information on opening times can be obtained from the Museum, or from the VisitGuernsey web site.
Saumarez Park Tea Rooms
Almost adjacent to the Folk Museum, these offer good quality and value snacks and full meals. As at March 2010 the Tea Rooms are open from 10 a.m. through to late evening seven days per week, except for Monday evenings.
The main annual events, during which an admission fee is payable to gain access to the Park, include an evening 'Viaer Marchi' and 'The Royal Guernsey Agricultural and Horticultural Show' in July, and in August a 'Donkey Derby' day, and the Northern Agricultural & Horticultural Society's annual two day 'North Show' which culminates in the Guernsey 'Battle of Flowers'.