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Williamson Park

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Williamson Park's website
01524 33318

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

October to March

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

April to September

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.


Entry to Williamson Park grounds: Free

Entry to Ashton Memorial viewing gallery: £0.50

Entry to Butterfly House, mini beasts and small animal zoo:

Adult: from £4.00

Child: from £3.00

Family ticket: from £15.00

More Information

Eating information

Williamson Park offers hot and cold drinks, snacks, ice-creams and light meals in the Pavilion Cafe. The cafe serves a wide variety of high quality food and drink sourced from local suppliers, including award winning coffee from “Atkinson's” plus delicious home made desserts by Lathams of Broughton. Customers can surf the internet over a cappuccino as a new wireless access point has recently been installed.


There are toilet facilities including an accessible toilet within the café and shop building.

Gift shop

There is a wide range of Williamson Park souvenirs such as branded binoculars, bendy pencils and compasses and ‘I Survived the Mini Beast House' badges. The shop is proud to stock ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar' goods which are very popular with



5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 03.06.16

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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