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“What a wonderful place !”
Review of Stanley Park

Stanley Park
Ranked #6 of 85 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed June 25, 2013

What a superb park this is ! Please don't miss it if you go to the Blackpool/Lytham area.
Lots of different areas to enjoy - lakes, formal gardens, wild gardens and a beautiful Italian garden.
Boats for kids, lots of places to run & play and great for lots of dog walking.
Superb Art Deco cafe serving brilliant breakfasts too !

Thank ceb346
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

A very nice day outside. Free entry, park is quite big so you'll spend at least an hour there. We were lucky that the weather was really good, could be different on a rainy day. All in all worth a visit if you enjoy being outside. Also great spots for picnic.

Thank haloig
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Really nice Park and a great day to be had if its a nice day. Loads to do here from rowing a boat on the lake, bowling, model village, tennis, football, trampolines. and a really well looked after park field as well. well worth the visit if your in Blackpool!

Thank DUNTRAVELER93
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We found the park to be quite boring without much interesting planting. Very little thought had been given to the lay out and was reminiscent of the 1960s.

Thank 126derrickw
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Somewhere to eat, pretty gardens, a lake with boating, model village, superb bmx practice area, little train, good play park, trampolines, bouncy slide, lots of open space.

Thank FranckieGoesToCambod
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