Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Lancashire  /  Blackpool  /  Parks  /  Stanley Park

Stanley Park, Blackpool

4.5
#3 of 7 in Parks in Blackpool
Nature / Park
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.
Create an itinerary including Stanley Park
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,103 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Decided to pop here after spending most of the day in Blackpool. Once parked, which is free, we started on a lovely walk around the park. Very easy to follow pathways and very solid underfoot made for...  more »
  • This place is so beautiful inside but the quality of the food and Tea served was very very poor . You expect quality produce these days but it was very poor .  more »
  • Brilliant place to while away the day.. sitting in the sun feeding the squirrels.. or having a wander or a game of putting... there is just so much to do... yes u need the sunshine but if u are in Bla...  more »
Google
  • Lovely Park - Good playground for children with ropes for older kids. Art Deco cafe is splendid looking but little in the way of gluten-free, or any specialist foods. Otherwise some of the dishes are very good. Coffee is OK. The cash machine charges £1.75 and they don't take cards, so bring money. The lake is good and there's rowing boats, motor boats and pedalos. Often bouncy castles, train rides and other activities at the weekends. Most activities are shut through the winter. It's a good spot.
  • This is a nice park. Let me repeat that: This is a nice park. Park yourself in this park to enjoy what a real park has to offer... after you park your car at Stanley Park! Nice gardens... this coming from someone who isn't a huge fan of gardens... not because gardens are bad... but because in my youth, my mother had me seed her gardens with sheep-derived poo... said activity which left me ignorant to the beauty of floral arrangements ever since... after doing this all damn day in the hot, North American summer sun. That is, until I came to Stanley Park. Also, nice Amphitheater too. Your bird collection was so majestic that there was even a troop of seagulls who had front row seats just to watch all the heavyweight swans swim gracefully by. Just a big ol' plot of nice-ness. Five stars Stanley Park, five stars.
  • It's a fairly big park with the grounds kept in good order. It has a decent sized lake (complete with boats for hire), extensive gardens, a bandstand, a cafe & sports areas. During summertime it's a very pleasant walk round the park. There's quite a lot of different areas to discover & it's difficult to imagine that it's part of the busy seaside town of Blackpool. Time your visit right and there may even be a band (or bands) on. The park is just across the road from Blackpool Zoo. The only thing that lets the park down is some areas look a bit tatty and could do with a lick of paint.
  • There are probably bigger parks in northern England but on the whole all things considered Stanley Park must surely be the finest resembling gardens from a royal palace. All the sporting facilities are impressive and just everything is a delight.
  • Great day out for the family with boating trips on the lake, crazy golf, big play area and cafe. All attractions reasonably priced, except the cafe is quite expensive.

Plan your trip to Blackpool

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Blackpool

To enjoy a seaside break at Blackpool, choose from a range of award-winning hotels in and around the city. Blackpool boasts over 300 stylish hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, and self-catering providers. Stay close to the sea and have access to the best beaches in the region by booking your rooms at one of the city's self-catering waterfront apartments. Blackpool's large hotels also offer spacious rooms within walking distance of the water, as well as great nightly entertainment for the whole family.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Blackpool by other users

3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, kids, outdoors, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Lancashire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Blackpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans