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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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • 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.

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