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Stanley Park

Address: West Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9HQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1253 477477
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Stanley Park is Blackpool's premier green attraction, placed as a Grade II* listed facility on the...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Stanley Park is Blackpool's premier green attraction, placed as a Grade II* listed facility on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, within a designated town conservation area. The park has enjoyed continued popularly since its official opening in 2nd October 1926 by Sir George Edward Villers Stanley, after whom the park takes its name. Stanley Park was designed by famous Landscape Architects Thomas Mawson & Sons and at 256 acres, is one of England's largest and historically significant green spaces. The park was the first comprehensive site planning scheme in Blackpool; a unique development on a grand scale designed to meet the needs of the town. The park contains everything that any visitor could possibly wish for. Experience a variety of scenic walks around ornamental gardens, natural woodlands and lakes as well as a number of stunning architectural and landscape features such as the Cocker Memorial Clock Tower, Art Deco Cafe, Italian Gardens, Rose Gardens, Bandstand and Auditorium. The park also boasts a superb sporting and recreational facilities including Blackpool Model Village, Stanley Park Golf Course, Blackpool Sports Centre, Blackpool Cricket Ground and Athletic Arena, as well as boat hire and numerous outdoor pitches, greens and courts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Stanley Park boasts of themed gardens, an Art Deco restaurant with outside seating serving a range of food including ice cream, a lake with boating and music in the bandstand. The whole ambience is pleasant and relaxing.

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stanley Park is a lovely huge very well looked after park in the heart of suburban Blackpool, right next door to Blackpool Zoo there's enough to keep a large family occupied for a whole weekend and more.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

if your visiting Blackpool this place in the summer is a must best park I've been in around the UK and the Victorian tea rooms there is wonderful as well and the food there is lovely too and they do a lovely hot chocolate here as well

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Took my son to this park this year and there was so much to see! It was a huge park, so you'll need a lot of time if you want to see it all. The gardens are well maintained and very beautiful. The park area was amazing, there was so much for the kids to do, 3 or 4 different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We often visit Stanley Park as we live quite close so its very handy. We went last week to feed the ducks and play on the park :) They have updated the play area so there's lots more for little ones. The new long slide is very fun! The girls enjoyed it - aged 1, 5, 7 and 3. There's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We came here for a walk one Sunday afternoon. The kiosk was open so I bought some bird food to feed the ducks. The walk around the lake is nice. We also had a walk around the gardens. Afterwards we ate in the café.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

On a nice day its a fabulous place to visit. Lots to see and a lovely lake to take a boat out on. Walks around the park, ice cream shop and lovely Art Deco Cafe which serves fabulous food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Love the park, the gardens are so well maintained, absolutely beautiful. Nice to go a walk through the woodland and see the squirrels and all the different birds. Can't not mention the ducks, geese, swans etc., real characters some of them. The boating lake, bandstand, cafe, italian gardens, rememberance gardens etc,and not forgetting all the sporting facilites. All in all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

row a small boat around this lovely lake in Stanley park ,watch the geese chase people over the bridge lol .have a picnic and enjoy an ice cream from the cafe in the park and in summer sit on a bench and enjoy the peace and quiet and view the lovely gardens surrounding you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

After some money having been spent on refurbushing some of the park areas it is quite nice to see an area where you can relax and watch various kinds of birds, ducks etc. If you feel like having something to eat there is a very nice cafe where you can find freshlyprepared meals at a reasonable price

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