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Avenham & Miller Parks

Type:Parkland/Woodland Garden

South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire

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Tel: 01772 906471

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Avenham Park
With a backcloth provided by the River Ribble, Avenham Park ranks amongst the finest examples of traditional Victorian parkland in the North West. Designed and created by Edward Milner during the 1860s. Avenham Park, together with Miller Park, is probably one of the best surviving examples of his work today.

This park is created from a natural amphitheatre and has a famous Japanese Rock Garden with a wide variety of unusual ornamental plants, together with beautiful water features. Avenham Colonade, the splendid riverside Ribble Walk, The Belvedere and majestic Derby Walk are amongst a few of the features to be found.

A number of outdoor events are hosted here throughout the year, ranging from major music festivals and traditional Easter Egg Rolling to fun days, sponsored walks and orienteering.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Avenham Park (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Avenham Pavilion Cafe (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Avenham Pavilion Cafe (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Friday, 27th July 2018 - Friday, 27th July 2018

Alice In WonderlandThe Storytellers Theatre Company present Alice in Wonderland! Imagine falling down a rabbit hole and experiencing all the delights of a world where things appear by magic and really are quite as mad as they seem. This musical adaptation is sure to delight and have you dancing in the aisles.
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Friday, 3rd August 2018 - Friday, 3rd August 2018

Peter Rabbit & FriendsThis delightful musical adaptation from The Storytellers Theatre Company, follows some of Beatrix Potter's favourite characters in their timeless adventures as they roam around the countryside.
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Friday, 10th August 2018 - Friday, 10th August 2018

The Secret GardenYou are sure to be captivated by The Storytellers Theatre Company's adaptation of this well loved classic. With Filmatic music score, a full theatre set including an original Victorian wheelchair this production is brought to life right in front of your eyes. "Moving", "Dramatic" and "a wonderful...
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Friday, 17th August 2018 - Friday, 17th August 2018

Jack & The Beanstalk - A Summer PantomimeSummer Pantomime in the Park, featuring all your favourite characters! Follow Jack as he sells Daisy The Cow to the Evil Fleshcreep and climbs the Beanstalk to destroy the Giant and rescue his Princess. Will Dame Tilly Trott ever see her son again or is she destined to be captured by the ghosts and...
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Friday, 31st August 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

The Wind in the WillowsThis delightful musical adaptation from the Storytellers Theatre Company follows Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger in their entrancing tale of life on the River Bank and in the Wild Wood. From Ratty's picnic with Mole to the troublesome Mr Toad and his love for driving Motor Cars, this production is...
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsGreen Flag Award Green Flag Award 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Wedding Venue Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Wedding Venue Award 2017

Directions

Road Directions

By Foot/Car from the city centre: Turn left from Fishergate onto Chapel Street, follow the road, past Winckley Square, until the road curves round to the left. The entrance to the park is on the right in the corner.

Alternatively drive down Fishergate past the railway station on to Fishergate Hill, at the bottom of hill before arriving at the main junction turn left on to South Meadow Lane. Follow the lane to the end, just before you reach The Continental pub turn left into the car park.

Public Transport Directions

Railway Station: Turn right on to Fishergate, walk for approximately 5 minutes before turning right on to Chapel Street, follow the road, past Winckley Square, until the road curves round to the left. The entrance to the park is on the right in the corner.

Bus Station - follow directions to Lancaster Road. Once on Lancaster Road turn left and walk to the end of the road. Turn right on to Fishergate. Walk down Fishergate for approximately 5 minutes before turning left from Fishergate on to Chapel Street, follow the road, past Winckley Square, until the road curves round to the left. The entrance to the park is on the right in the corner.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

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