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Stanley Park, Blackpool

Categories: Nature & Parks
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Stanley Park is known as Liverpool's most significant and largest park. The 45 hectare (111 acre) park was created in 1870. Today it offers an array of outdoor activities. Rent a bike and receive the first hour free. Whether by foot or by bike, you will encounter many formal gardens, such as the fragrant Rose Garden. Stop to relax by the boating lake, which is frequented by anglers as well as local waterfowl. If you're looking for something more active, half of the park's landscape features sporting facilities, such as putting greens, bowling alleys, and tennis courts. The site also has many children's playgrounds. Check out the park's event schedule to see if you will happen upon a concert at the bandstand or a community event. If you choose to visit by car, the park offers free daily parking. Make Stanley Park part of your personalized Blackpool itinerary using our Blackpool tourist route planner.
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  • Found by accident... We just wanted lunch... The walk through the gardens was spectacular, the clock tower enroute was beautiful... The gardens surrounding the Art Deco cafe were beautiful. Obviously ...  read more »
  • We walked through this park it is stunningly beautifull and peacefull.The lakes are lovely as are the tea rooms a definite must see on a nice day 
  • Recently visited Stanley Park with my Hubby, Mother & our 18month old daughter whilst staying on a short break to Blackpool at September weekend. We all thoroughly enjoyed the park and the beautiful g...  read more »
  • Lovely park. Really well kept. Nice and big for walks and exploring. Loads of facilities. Athletics track & field, tennis boating lake with swan boats. Fountains. Rose gardens. Plenty of benches dotted around.
  • I have been visiting Stanley park almost 1-2 times every week since I immigrated to Blackpool in mid-November 2015. This park has it all. A Grade 2 heritage park of England, this 260 hectare park was designed and created in the third decade of the 20th century. It was inaugurated by the then Earl of Derby, and named after the earl's family name. I have walked inside it, run inside it, and even eaten at the art-deco cafe that faces the Italian garden with the two Medici lions. There is a clock tower, built to commemorate one Mr. William Cocker, who was mayor of Blackpool for six terms and a sterling man. I have seen the BMX track, the football ground, the hockey grounds, and the children's play area. The park has a 18-hole golf course, a huge athletics stadium, a cricket ground, and many other facilities. The lake area is very, very soothing to the eye. Various water birds grace the site, and the woods have so many different kinds of trees, and the ubiquitous grey squirrels (not a native of the UK, but these animals have driven out other squirrel species). I have been so many times to the wooded areas and seen and photographed different kinds of garden birds and wood birds. All in all, a great outdoor attraction of Blackpool and a must-see for anyone who visits this town.
  • I visit stanley park a couple times a week a couple to me being 4 or 5 times a week forever on the dirt track that got built a few years ago just practice racing on my custom bike is just so much fun and with mates there it's even better
  • Absolutely stunning gardens with a boating lake! Fantastic place to spend the afternoon.
  • Brilliant big park with unique rides for the kids to play on. Bouncy castle was there at the weekend also.
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