We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Peace & quiet in Blackpool!”
Review of Stanley Park

Stanley Park
Ranked #6 of 81 things to do in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
N. Wales
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Peace & quiet in Blackpool!”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

A delightful oasis of calm just a short walk from the hectic centre of Blackpool. In late November, did not see it at its best but the wonderful art-deco cafe,alone, was well worth the visit.

Visited November 2013
Thank N_WalesPussycat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,105 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“nice place, bit scruffy around one of the lakes.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

nice place but have had trouble with children, iv'e told groups off twice for kicking the ducks, this park needs camera's or something like that!

Visited August 2013
Thank 565Debbie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“so much better”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

it grows and grows with ever more things to see and do. Once it was in danger if becoming dilapidated with graffiti everywhere but, it has been worked on and beautified so much more.
Great for the whole family and plenty to tire out the grandkids

Visited July 2013
Thank cristaux
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stanley Park is a fantastic, vast open space. There's plenty to do, plenty to see and perfect for stretching those legs, two legged and four!

The gardens are lovely to see, there's plenty of benches if you need to take a rest and the cafeteria in the park is well worth a visit, albeit a little expensive.

But if the sun is shining, and it always is in Blackpool, Stanley Park is well worth a visit!

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Gareth B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ankeny, Iowa
Level Contributor
50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Loved Stanley Park”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We visited while seeing family who live nearby, and I enjoyed the beautiful park. We ate at the cafe and really enjoyed it, fed the ducks, and just enjoyed the sunshine. Can't wait to go back!

Visited September 2013
Thank John K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Stanley Park also viewed

Blackpool, Lancashire

Been to Stanley Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing