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Astley Park

image of Astley Park showing the Hall, the lake and woodlands

Location

Main entrance - Park Road, Chorley, PR7 1QS
Entrance 2 - Hallgate, Astley Village, PR7 1NP
Entrance 3  - Ackhurst Lodge, Southport Road, PR7 1ED

 

Parking

The brown tourist signs bring visitors to Hallgate Car Park on Astley Village. This offers disabled parking. This car park is very popular. Alternatives are recommended in the town centre or Akhurst Lodge entrance off Southport Road.

 

About the area

The beautiful surroundings of Astley Park are the perfect place for people to relax. After opening in 1924 the 43.75 hectare park, which was bequeathed to the people of Chorley by Reginald Tatton in memory of those who died in the Great War, is one of the town's most visited places and has a green flag award.

Just a short walk from the town centre and home to the River Chor, there are footpaths to enjoy the woodland, glorious gardens to relax in and a beautiful lake enjoyed by families.

 

Facilities available include:

  • 'The Royalist Retreat Play Area' feauturing bespoke play design using natural materials, tower slide, double 30m zip wire and stone traversing wall
  • seperate toddlers and juniors play area
  • ornamental lake with floating fountain 
  • a fully restored walled garden featuring formal planting, kitchen garden, orchard and heritage style glass house 
  • 'The Evader's Garden' commemorating the end of the Second World War
  • 'The Garden of Reflection' covered performance space commemorating the end of the First World War
  • Sensory garden
  • football pitches with changing facilities
  • 2 bowling greens
  • 3 tennis courts
  • pitch and putt
  • pet's corner with kiosk for refreshements and toilets. This facility is managed on behalf of the Council by Brothers of Charity. 
  • woodland areas
  • cafĂ© and toilets within the coach house.

While we encourage all the family to play together we ask that parents and carers take particular care to watch toddlers on the Royalist's Retreat Play Area as there are a number of attractions designed with older users in mind. In this area dogs must be on a lead at all times and kept on the main path, away from the play space.

 

At the heart of the park is Astley Hall, a Grade I listed historic house.

This attractive park is steeped in history and combines open parkland and ancient boundary woodland. Visitors of all ages will discover an attractive setting for a wide range of leisure activities. The park also stages summer fun days and family events. You can view these on our What's on page.

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