Worden Park, Leyland :: Shared Description

Worden Park is a large area of parkland situated on the outskirts of Leyland, less than a quarter of a mile from the town centre. First opened to the public in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations, it is the largest park in South Ribble and attracts around 300,000 visitors every year.

The park once formed the estate of Worden Hall, owned by the Farington family who laid out most of the landscape that can be seen today. Following a devastating fire in 1941, Worden Hall was eventually demolished leaving behind only one remaining wing, the outbuildings and the walled kitchen garden. Today, the remaining historic buildings have been adapted to house local businesses, each offering something different to visitors.
Worden Park's landscape includes mature woodlands, 11 sports pitches, wildflower meadows and three historic ponds. The park offers many attractions for visitors including a large playground with rides for children and teenagers,café (The Folly), a miniature railway, a hedge maze, miniature Golf and an arts and crafts Centre.

The hall and park are Grade II-listed (Historic England List Entry Number: 1000955 LinkExternal link ).

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SD5320 : Outbuildings at Worden Hall by David Dixon
SD5420 : Farmyard Cottage, Worden Park, Leyland by David Dixon
SD5320 : Worden Hall by David Dixon
SD5320 : Worden Park Miniature Railway by David Dixon
SD5320 : Path in Worden Park by David Dixon
SD5320 : Courtyard at Worden Hall by David Dixon
SD5320 : Miniature Railway at Worden Park by David Dixon


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Created: Sat, 13 Apr 2019, Updated: Sat, 13 Apr 2019

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