Stanley Park – What You Need To Know Before You Visit

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2023)

Stanley Park provides a respite from Blackpool’s bright lights.

Read a book in one of the park’s many beautiful gardens, or go more natural on one of the forest trails.

The Art Deco Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a hot drink, a delicious meal or some ice cream.

Stanley Park is a little-known gem in Blackpool, with plenty of facilities and activities to keep everyone entertained. There are golf courses and tennis courts for those who want to get active.

You’ll also find a massive boating lake, as well as plenty of leisure activities.

You can also explore the 256 acres of green space or try heading over to the bandstand for some open air music.

Stanley Park is the place to go in Blackpool when you just need a break, best of all it’s free to enter. It’s also included in my list of top things to do in Blackpool.

How to get to Stanley Park

The nearest train station is Blackpool North, but this is nearly 40 minutes away for walkers.

The best way to get to Stanley Park is by car or bus. This takes around 10 minutes on the Line 61 bus from the Town Centre, Talbot Road bus stop.

Stanley Park Photos

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How many acres is Stanley Park?

Stanley Park is 390 acres. The park features lots of green space, a boating lake, Italian gardens and much more.

What to do in Stanley Park?

There are lots of things to do in Stanley Park, here are my favorites:

  • Pedal boating
  • Train rides
  • Trampolining
  • BMX riding
  • Bowling
  • Going for a walk around the lake
  • Reading a book in the gardens

Are dogs allowed in Stanley Park?

Yes dogs are allowed in Stanley Park. There are some restrictions in specific areas of the park.

Dogs are not allowed in the sports zones, water or play areas.

Who owns Stanley Park?

Stanley Park is owned and maintained by Blackpool Council.

In 2008 it received the Green Flag Award.


  • Tamara M

    Hey there! My name is Tamara, welcome to my little world! I’m a 20-something-year-old from Toronto, Canada (though I’m rarely there) and I’m super passionate about exploring the world, photography, and cooking delicious plant-based recipes. I created this blog to share my favorite places, adventures, restaurants, accommodations, and travel tips with all of you and keep a bit of a travel diary for myself.

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