Use of Bute Park during the Covid-19 pandemic

First published 10th Dec, 2021

Cardiff’s parks remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic and play an important role in supporting the good health and wellbeing of citizens. Bute Park continues to be a popular part of people’s daily routines during lockdown but it is vital that the latest Welsh Government guidance is followed in order to manage the risk of infection from the novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19.

Park Locking

The park gate locking commences 30 mins before the coming Sunday’s sunset time. Weekly updated are available in the website dropdown header “Visit”. Unlocking each morning will occur by approx. 7am.

Public toilets within Bute Park

Public toilets are recognised under Welsh Government guidelines as facilities with a high risk of contamination from bodily fluids containing the novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19. As such they have been closed on public health grounds.

The toilet facilities are available at the Secret Garden Café and at the newly refurbished Pettigrew Tea Rooms.

The toilets within Bute Park are operated and managed by our catering concession holders, not by the Council itself. The Council recognises the challenges private businesses face in the wake of the pandemic crisis and will support our tenants in opening the public toilets when it is safe and practical for them to do so.

We recognise the inconvenience this may cause to park users but we must ensure that public safety remains the overriding priority. With people being encouraged to stay local, we are confident use of Bute Park can be planned around the absence of on-site toilet facilities at this time.  

Bute Park Visitor Centre

The Bute Park Visitor Centre is currently closed to visitors and for conference bookings. We are reviewing our arrangements and will resume opening when possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Bute Park Team