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Stanley Park named as best in England

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Stanley Park named as best in England


Stanley Park in Blackpool is a hugely popular facility, both with tourists and locals alike and as such, few will have been surprised to learn that it has won top honours in the country. The family-friendly park was named the best in England by Fields of Trust, in excess of 30,000 people taking part in the vote. As a direct result of this outcome, it has now officially been given ‘National Treasure’ status by the organisers off the vote.

Stanley Park was first opened some 96 years ago and it contains around 390 acres of beautiful green space including horticultural displays, remembrance gardens, playing fields and ornamental gardens. The size of the park makes it ideal for large groups or for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The wide variety6 of plants and trees make it a haven for wildlife and it is also popular for those simply seeking somewhere peaceful to have lunch.

The park is open each day and it offers a host of facilities for visitors, including children’s play areas, an athletics track and other sports facilities. There is an excellent cafe serving afternoon teas or light lunches and this overlooks the attractive Italian ornamental gardens. A popular attraction here is the Blackpool Model Village which contains, amongst other things, a Scottish castle, shopping centre, cricket pitch, working railway and station as well as village homes. The model village is open from April to November.

Stanley Park is conveniently located and is just a short drive from the seafront with ample off-street and on-street parking. The park is completely free for all to enter.