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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93.79% 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