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Williamson Park

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Come and visit Williamson Park's Butterfly House and Mini Beast Cave and meet all sorts of exciting creepy crawlies, birds and animals. Explore the park and its hidden pathways leading to mosaics, follies and a sundial. Play in the children's playground or picnic on the wide expanses of grass. Visit the Ashton Memorial which often hosts art exhibitions and activities. Enjoy drinks, cakes and ice cream in the Pavilion Cafe or browse the gift shop for toys, mini-beast themed gifts and souvenirs of Lancaster.

The park regularly hosts concerts, courses and children's holiday activities (including storytelling sessions, fire building workshops and wildlife themed days), and is also host to the famous Outdoor Promenade Theatre during the summer which is suitable for families of all ages.

Entry to the park grounds is free; charges apply for the Butterfly and Mini Beast House and the Ashton Memorial Gallery but they're worth every penny!

The new annual pass will save you a fortune if you're big fans of the park (and why wouldn't you be?!) with the Family Wild Card just £40 (for up to 2 adults and 2 children) unlimited entry for a whole year!

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Opening hours

October - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission to Park

General Admission
Butterfly House from £3.00

Travel & Contact Information


Quernmore Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1UX, England

Phone number

01524 33318



Click here to visit Williamson Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Williamson Park is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Williamson Park have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Williamson Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Amazing! 5 out of 5 stars

This park is absolutely beautiful,the play area is fab and the butterfly house is just amazing you have to see it to believe it! The mini breast enclosure and the small animals are great too... The meerkats were brill! I really can't put into words how amazing it is you really need to go and see it for yourself.

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