This beautiful, green expanse of parkland can be found in the attractive suburb of Allerton. The sprawling park spans 38.04 ... More
This beautiful, green expanse of parkland can be found in the attractive suburb of Allerton. The sprawling park spans 38.04 hectares (94 acres) and has many facilities including two popular bowling greens, a modern children's play area opened in memory to Linda McCartney as well as tennis courts. A large fishing lake situated in the center of the park is home to a variety of ducks, geese and swans. The Old English Garden and the Japanese Gardens are prime examples of expert horticulture and offer a peaceful retreat on sunny days. Impressive statues depicting the four seasons and two caryatids known as Gog and Magog can be seen adorning the Calderstones Road entrance. The park's busy cafe serves a good range of home-made goodies, beverages and confectionery.
I live by the park and it is perfect for quiet morning walks or livelier visits with the grandchildren. The Linda McCartney playground is ideal for small children,(could do with more swings,though).There are large areas for ball games etc. and picnics.As well as feeding the ducks,my grandchildren like to go into the gardens where the fish pond is. Then it's chips and ice cream at the cafe. I agree the owners are rather grumpy but when I took a class of special needs children there they were lovely. I like to go to the frequent art displays in the Coach House. Local groups display and sell their work. It is a real family park and long may it remain so. Anyone could enjoy a day there,try and catch one of the Rangers guided tours as they are free and worth the time spent.
Calderstones Park is the Jewel in the Crown of Allerton. It is a lovely amenity for all to enjoy and is particularly pleasant in the summer months. The Botanical Gardens are an experience and are a credit to the gardeners that tend to them so lovingly.
Calderstones Park is beautiful in all seasons. There's a great variety of trees, some beautiful flower borders, an exquisite Japanese garden, a play area for children, a lake, and lots of open space for walks, open-air games and picnics. Ideal for all ages. Rates as one of the best parks in the UK to visit.
Lovely park - separate gardens contained within park - Japanese garden is really great and victorian green houses with orchids and tropical plants. Park area great for kids and you can feed the ducks. Cafe near the park - owner a bit grumpy (but funny) and always good for hangover cure food (sausage sandwich!!! and tea). Park all free - fantastic
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