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Stanley Park

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Address: West Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9HQ, England
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+44 1253 477477

Stanley Park is Blackpool's premier green attraction, placed as a Grade II*...

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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Wonderful park

Spent the afternoon with Mum (84 and in a wheelchair) just enjoying the sights and sounds of this amazing park. Sat by the lake and watched people boating and feeding the ducks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent the afternoon with Mum (84 and in a wheelchair) just enjoying the sights and sounds of this amazing park. Sat by the lake and watched people boating and feeding the ducks. Sat by the fountain and waited to see if the kids fascinated by the water would fall in. Sat in the gardens and just enjoyed the array of... More 

Thank GGGang
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

went here with my wife and kid, the park has lots of places to explore, we enjoyed going on the train to the kids play park and then going to feed the ducks. A must see attraction in Blackpool.

Thank bobbyburnfoot
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for a stroll away from the normal Blackpool shops and stalls visited Easter Monday quite busy but it's so bigi there's plenty of room kids play area lake gardens cafe fountains​ we are locals but this was our first visit an we will be back

Thank daffdave
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to pay a visit to the park as it was a fine day with sunshine, sadly we were disappointed to find the garden of remembrance in desperate need of remembrance of its own, the flower beds were overrun and sparsely flowered, lets hope its not due to staff cutbacks for normally the park is a... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stanley park used to be one of our favourite "cheap day out" places to take the grand children, was always well kept and easy on the eye with its kids play areas, trampolines, boat rides etc. More recently however it seems to have gone very much downhill. The attractions are overpriced ( £8 for 15 mins on the boats and... More 

Thank darkinsanity
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my Grandson here as he's only 18 months and a bit young for most of Blackpool. :oads of space for him to run about, playpark is suitable for Kids his age and there are the pond and fountain. After all the tiring play there is the cafe, bit expensive though.Parking is free and so is the park, so good... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a great day out with the grand children at Stanley park .Lots of space loads of free things to do and free parking .If you want a change from what Blackpool is best known for try the park

Thank allan_ranfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't matter what time of the year you visit, this park is stunning. The gardens are beautiful, there is a lovely lake and also a water fountain outside the café. There is a substantial playground which would cater for small children and older children. Steer clear of the café though, it is expensive and although we bought a picnic... More 

Thank SmithEngland
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the miniature model village we went next door to Stanley park. I hadn't been since I was little so couldn't remember much. Well my boys love scooting and they could scoot till their hearts content here. A play on the skate park, scoot round the gardens and lake and finished off with a boat ride on the lake.... More 

Thank EJJT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the fact that this park offers many many options to enjoy your time and have fun. There is a lake with ducks and swans. You can take a boat and row in the lake. There is a playground area for the kids. There are football fields. And the walking area is lovely. I especially like the gardens. The... More 

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