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“Great day out”
Review of Stanley Park

Stanley Park
Ranked #6 of 80 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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Free day out cant be beaten. Good player feed the ducks play football. I like hiring a boat on the boating lake.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“Great for a strol around on a nice day”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

On a nice summer day great for a stroll around, or a touch of fishing,nice scenery, overall a pleasant place to visit.

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Kentville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

My wife and I visited last year. Had not planned on going but on a stroll outside Blackpool we came upon it. A great surprise and so glad we got the chance to walk about it without interruption. Various activities and sights to see.

Visited July 2011
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Maresfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Stanley Park is just perfect any time of the year.

Visited October 2011
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Lancs
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“Oh !To be in Blackpool now that April's coming”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

MY first trip to Stanley Park was in late April 2010. How uplifting to see and hear so many birds . So many people in Blackpool have concreted over their gardens and done away with their hedges ,it's as if Stanley Park has become bird "city" I love the variety of trees although I wish there was a good half acre of fruit trees too. Still the gardens are a delight to behold something different with each season . Three cheers to all the people involved in looking after the park and who organise all the free events . The Art Deco Cafe is a bit pricy but its worth taking a "nitpic" and having a slow much whilst taking it all in. And any leftovers are appreciated by the many ducks,geese and other feathered friends . There are boats for hire, and sports facilities, and a good children's play area which is away from the quiet sitting areas.There are good paths for people with mobility scooters . Dog bins for 'oops. Toilets by the cafe. This is one of the most delightful parks that I have ever been to.

Visited February 2012
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