Once you’re done revelling in the madness that is Pleasure Beach and have yourself scared out of your wits in the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, you’ll need a place to relax, right? That’s where Blackpool’s famous Stanley Park comes in.
Stanley Park is a Grade 2 listed park in the heart of Blackpool, and it is a Green Flag award winning green space. It is easily one of the calmest places in the city, and is just the place to kick back and idle away.
Stanley Park combines formal gardens, carefully tended to, with naturalised woodlands, and it also has a large lake that you can use for boating and fishing. When you’re done feeding the different types of birds like ducks, geese and swans, you can explore the fascinating Italian Gardens, Rose Gardens and the Remembrance Garden.
The park has a lot of recreational activities as well, with fun family games like Crazy Gold, Trampolines, Bowling, Tennis and a large children’s playground.
The parks perimeter also contains a miniature model village, a garden centre and a sports centre.
You can also see a clock tower, built in memory of Blackpool’s first mayor, to the south of the park’s central fountain.
Stanley Park is often host to a lot of local functions like sporting events, and musical concerts. Rest assured, there is pretty much something happening there all the time. And even if you’re not in the mood for some live music or golf, you can simply find yourself a nice spot on the beautiful greens, and drift away, undisturbed.
Stanley Park Travel Tips
- There is a free car park for visitors.
- Bicycles are available on request, and are free for the first one hour.
- Volunteers congregate at the park centre on most days, and are always available for a little help if required.
- The park has recently added a BMX track as well, which teens or extreme sports lovers would like to check out.
- There is also a small zoo inside the premises, with a display of birds and sea lions.
Entrance Ticket Details For Stanley Park
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Stanley Park
- Buses 5, 16, 2 and 2C.
- Closest stop is Victoria Hospital or Blackpool Town Centre.
- Park Arts Deco Cafe
- Chu’s Phoenix
- Yorkshire Fisheries
- West Coast Rock Cafe
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93.52% of people who visit Blackpool include Stanley Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
74.36% of people start their Stanley Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Stanley Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stanley Park
Stanley Park Reviews & Ratings
A really pleasant, well kept area. Beautiful floral Italian gardens with ornamental fountain. A large lake with boat hire. Home to many grey herons , can be seen in their nests over the lake. Dogs welcomed , on leads in Italian gardens, rose gardens, and cafe terrace. Toilets and free car parking provided. With the addition of a very good cafe and ice cream parlour, a very pleasant place to visit.
Great place to go for a walk, feed the ducks, eat ice cream in the sun, play at the park and have a brew or snack. The cafe is cash only and the cash machine in there charges so make sure you stop at the cash point before you go. Certain boats are for hire at different times throughout the year but it's a nice day out even if it's cold.
Lovely park, well kept and nice and clean. However you would think that as there were two big events on in the park and it was a nice day so lots of visitors in general they'd have put some toilet roll in the loos! Only one cubicle had any paper in and that was at 10am.
Great park. Crazy golf lake boats in summer. Bandstand that has music in summer. Big cafe great food. Good play area for children. Beautiful Italian gardens. I go just for the beautiful walks
Blackpool isn't for children anymore with all the stag, hens, drunks and paedos but Stanley park is just set back from the seedy part. There's a huge park and its a lovely walk around and you can enjoy a boat ride on the lake from the boat hire which is absolutely lovely when the weather allows.. Don't forget to pack a picnic too