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Stanley Park, Blackpool

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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. Use our Blackpool vacation planner to visit Stanley Park on your trip to Blackpool, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • nice on a sunny day wouldn't fancy it too much if it was raining though! lovely and. recommended for a free day out. Coffee shop on site nice too  more »
  • We really enjoyed walking round the different attractions of the park. The children loved the boat ride and park. We didn't go in the dinosaur trail as it was a bit expensive for us. There's seven of ...  more »
  • We visited Stanley Park on a beautiful summer's day. The gardens looked wonderful and the lake gleamed in the sunshine. We went for a meal at the Café and could not believe the value for beautiful foo...  more »
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  • A lovely park to visit in summer when the gardens / flowerbeds / fountains provide a welcome spectacle. The boating lake is I think in need of renovation. I'm sure I've been here in years past and boated on both sides of the bridge but these days one can no longer pass under the bridge to the other side because it is blocked off. I don't know if this is to do with the growth of weed in the water rendering that side impassable but it is limiting and reduces the enjoyment level somewhat. The boats are also well past their best - battery powered and one being towed back to the dock seemingly every few minutes. The saving grace though is the free live entertainment in the bandstand. We've been twice now and enjoyed some great music including 12 piece ska band Ska Face who were superb!
  • A lovely large park that offers something for everyone. Has wooded areas for quiet walks, a boating lake, crazy golf, bandstand with live bands on selected days, bike/skateboard ramps and large playground for children which includes climbing area. A Thomas the Tank engine road train offers rides around the park. Good cafe and ice cream outlet near lake. Beautiful gardens to walk around. An oasis in Blackpool!
  • An excellent place to go along with your family, especially if you have young kids. Its a well maintained park, with plenty of things to do. There's boating, soft play areas, tree house type syructures, cycling areas and more.
  • Was on holiday with our 12 year old son who has autism and is petrified of dogs. We went here as we saw signs staying all dogs on leads otherwise 1000 fine. We were very dissapointed when we went in and dogs were running free. Our son had a awful traumatic experience and when we spoke to a man who seemed to work there didn't seem bothered that people had let their dogs run free. This looked a lovely park but we couldn't go in .I do hope the owners see this review and enforce the law.
  • Nice place for a walk and watching. Good cafe and toilets. Gardens not as good as they used to be,and the park just looks a little tired

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