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“Stunning but avoid the butterfly house” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Williamson Park

Williamson Park
Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 1UX, England
(01524) 33318
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Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Stunning but avoid the butterfly house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Had a surprise visit from my sister and young niece this weekend and when thinking of something to do especially as the weather isn't at its best at the moment I immediately thought of a visit to the butterfly house. Having been to the park on numerous occassions i knew the setting wouldn't fail to impress a first time visitor and thought our young campanion would enjoy the butterflys and small animals, I've never been before but had heard others mention it. It really was disappointing and it pains me to say that as am sure it will be discussed for closure by the council if insufficient support. However at nearly £4 for adults and about £2.80 for children and no discounts for younger children it really was over priced and no discounts were offered as part of the attraction was closed and no explanation of this before payment. The butterfly house was fairly small but got to see a few and some fish and terrapins but like the other parts looks like it needs some investment especially in the reptile enclosure bit with a number of the cases misted up so you were unable to see in. Top tip take some bread and feed the ducks instead which is free.

Visited February 2014
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ive been here a few times my children love it theres a cafe theater with shows butterfly house and mini beasts birds great walks and views nice picnics lovely park!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Best in June-August or fireworks night (Nov 5)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Areas seem to be constantly under repair, but areas are made open it is fantastic.
Especially good for dog walks in the summer.

Visited June 2013
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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“St Pauls on a budget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Commanding the landscape with butterfly house and great walks is the iconic destination. Recommended for all ages

Visited December 2013
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“One of Lancaster's best public amenities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks and play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District.
It is a haven of peace, lush vegetation, mature trees, beautiful architecture and stunning views across the city, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. With its cafe, butterfly house and the iconic Ashton Memorial.
Highly recommended

Visited November 2013
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