The Grade II-listed park, which opened in 1926, has been voted the best park in the UK for the second time in three years.
A visit to these glorious surroundings will help you understand how Stanley Park beat 364 other parks and green spaces in a public vote to win the accolade and why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted their congratulations.
Stretching across 390 breath-taking acres, this oasis of elegance boasts a magical blend of architecture, horticulture and recreation.
Known across the land for its bandstand, boating lake and Italian gardens, this beautiful, tranquil place is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Blackpool seafront.
Open every day between dawn and dusk, the park is split into four zones: the north and western formal gardens; the eastern area lake and woodland area; and the south stretch containing children’s play areas and sports facilities.
More than two million people visit the park every year – make sure you’re one of them!
Green with envy
Stanley Park abounds in wildlife and its features appeal to the naturalist, the plant lover or those who want to do nothing more than relax in such calming, peaceful surroundings.
Delightful planting displays are in abundance in Stanley Park including the Rose and Remembrance Gardens.
The Italian Garden, in the centre of the park has many beautiful flowerbeds and a fountain made from marble with four surrounding sea horses.
Delightful Art Deco
Boasting one of England’s finest examples of Art Deco design and attracting interest from period enthusiasts, the Art Deco Café is a unique, historic restaurant offering spectacular indoor and alfresco views of the park.
At the steps leading to the café, watch out for the two Medici lion statues, which provide a great photo opportunity.
Staying with the big cats, at the impressive Cocker Clock Tower – a memorial to Blackpool’s first Mayor, Dr William Cocker – are two bronze lion head drinking fountains. Interesting fact: each side of the 85ft tall clock tower faces almost exactly north, east, south and west, with a door on the northern side.
Be sure to see the amphitheatre surrounding the bandstand and beautiful ornamental bridges over the lake.
Lots to float your boat!
From pedal boats to a game of pitch-and-putt, train rides to trampolining, BMX to bowling, Stanley Park has an impressive array of family attractions and play facilities for children.
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
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