Catch a breather in Stanley Park

If you’re by the sea, why would you want to visit a park, right? Well Stanley Park isn’t just any park, and actually offers a pretty convincing argument to take some time away from the beach.

Stanley Park is set amongst 390 acres jam-packed full of beautiful walks, cycle paths, interesting sights and things to do. Keen gardener? You’re going to love the huge collection of plants and flowers on display, while animal lovers will be in their element, enjoying regular encounters with the wildlife that thrives in this lush, coastal environment.

For those who simply like interesting things, you’ll discover a wide range of bridges, fountains, statues and even a good old-fashioned bandstand. Take a break from your tour around the gardens at the historic Art Deco café where you can enjoy a delicious meal or simply a cup of tea surrounded by idyllic views.

Fancy messing about on the water? Hire a pedal, rowing or electric boat for a leisurely tour of the lake, or if you're feeling a bit sportier there’s a pitch and putt and even a sports club. The award-winning Model Village too is a must-visit – you can even take a trip on the mini train if your legs need a rest.

If you can tear yourself away from the rollercoasters, Stanley Park’s well worth a day of your time.

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