John Coles Park, Chippenham

John Coles Park, Chippenham

Our John Coles Park is the jewel in our crown – a beautiful green space in the heart of Chippenham regularly attracting 1,500 people on a sunny, summer weekend.

The park offers a large area of open space and a circular walk through mature trees. It is maintained to its consistent high standard by our service delivery team.

The park is open from 8am to dusk spring and summer and from 8am to 4pm from early November to mid-January.

The Bandstand in John Coles Park will be hosting a selection of Sunday afternoon concerts which are free to attend. These popular concerts are a firm favourite in the diary and a super reason to make up a picnic and relax with some gentle toe tapping.

All concerts run from May – September and start at 3pm until 5pm.

2020 Bandstand Dates:

03 May 2020: Chippenham Town Band
10 May 2020: Devizes Town Band
17 May 2020: The Cricklade Band
24 May 2020: Paulton Concert Band
31 May 2020: Royal Wootton bassett Brass
07 June 2020: Dodington Parish Band
21 June 2020: City of Bath Brass Band
28 June 2020: Ramsbury Silver Band
5 July 2020: Wotton Silver Band
12 July 2020: Chippenham Town Band
19 July 2020: Swindon Brass
26 July 2020: Bratton Silver Band
02 August 2020: BJ Big Band
09 August 2020: The Corsham band
16 August 2020: Saxophonics
23 August 2020: Hungerford Town Band
30 August 2020: Cirencester Band
06 September 2020: Marshfield Band
13 September 2020: Chippenham Town Band

John Coles Park SplashPad


The Splashpad is arguably the most popular attraction in the park. It caters for children under 12 and is open from May – September and offers a chance to cool down in the hot weather whilst having heaps of fun.

The Splashpad will be open from Saturday 23 May 2020

John Coles Park tennis courts

Tennis courts

The courts are available for hire at £4 an hour. Two courts are used by Chippenham Park Tennis Club.

MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) The MUGA is available for a range of sports including football and basketball.

MUGA (Multi Use Games Area)

The MUGA is available for a range of sports including football and basketball.

Chippenham Bowls Club

Bowls pavilion

The site is leased to Chippenham Park Bowls Club. The club has an active membership, if you would like to find out more information on the Bowls Club, take a look at their website HERE

Refreshment kiosk

Drinks and light snacks are available from the kiosk that is independently run. You’ll find it by the play area, adjacent to the Fleet Road entrance. It’s open all year round.


There is a small car park off Fleet Road but spaces are limited. Visitors are urged to walk or cycle to the park wherever possible or park in the nearby car parks, particularly on summer weekends.