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Williamson Park Lancaster

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Areas served:

North West

Quermore Road, Lancaster, LA11UX

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MONTHS OPEN

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AGE GROUPS SERVED

PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Williamson Park offers everything you would need for an amazing school trip. There are acres of parkland to explore by woodland walkways, lawns for games and picnics and a play area.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Team Building | Picnic Areas | Parks and Gardens | Outdoor Pursuits | Outdoor Education | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Butterfly Farms | Arts & Galleries | Adventure Playgrounds | Science | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Leisure and Tourism | History | Geography | Environmental Studies | Wildlife and Nature Reserves


What we offer

The Ashton Memorial, the Butterfly House, mini beast cave and zoo is an ideal venue for pupils of all ages and offers a variety of activities linked to the National Curriculum. Trained staff are on hand to answer questions and provide an exciting and stimulating experience.

What makes us a great choice?

54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks and play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. The park features the iconic and imposing Ashton Memorial, Pavilion Café and Gift Shop, Edwardian Butterfly House, Mini-Beast Cave, Small Animal Zoo and even Meerkats! Entry to the park grounds and historic Grade I listed Ashton Memorial is free.

Accreditation and Awards

Visit England Accredited. Marketing Lancashire accredited: Taste Lancashire. Green Flag Heritage Award.

Group Sizes Catered For

Minimum group of 5, maximum of 60, potentially more depending on staffing.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Teachers’ packs can be provided on request.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

There are millions of beautiful photo/filming opportunities and we encourage people to take as many as they wish and share as widely as possible!

Risk Assessment Details

Contact the park directly for booking information.

Education Officer Information

No but we advise calling the park and asking to speak to either the Gift Shop supervisor or one of the Zoo Keepers.

Pricing Information

See above for details. Costs range from £3.80 per pupil to £5.50 per pupil. 
Children aged 5 and under: 1 free adult per 4 children
Children aged 6 and over: 1 free adult per 6 children
Additional adults priced at zoo admission of £3.90 per person

Clothing Requirements

Suitable outdoor clothing. Option 3 will be outdoors whatever the weather so clothing for inclement weather is necessary.

First Aid Information

Staff are first aid trained but we advise a first aider accompanies the group as well.

Available Facilities

Picnic areas in the park. Café, gift shop, toilets, parking, disabled facilities.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Disabled toilets and lift access. Some paths are steep due to the undulating nature of the park but most are suitable for wheelchair access. All of the park’s amenities are accessible.

Opening Hours & Information

Williamson Park and all its amenities are open all year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
• October to March: 10am to 4pm
• April to September: 10am to 5pm

Other Information

Our friendly and capable team are willing to provide you with a tailored trip whatever your requirements so give us a call for a chat and come and visit us soon.


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