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Worden Park

Worden – The Visitor Experience

Worden Park is a hidden gem, situated on the edge of Leyland it could be described as a Country Park in the town.

Worden, with its mature woodlands, open meadows, historic natural landscapes, varied wildlife and peaceful setting offers a haven of natural beauty where you can walk, picnic and relax in undisturbed surroundings. 

In addition to Worden’s natural appeal, visitors can enjoy a range of facilities and people say it’s a great day out for the family.

Worden History

Worden Hall was situated in Worden Park at the centre of Worden Park and the home for over 300 years of the Farington family until in 1941, when a terrible fire destroyed most of the building. The hall was eventually demolished leaving only one remaining wing, the outbuildings and the walled kitchen garden. Today, the remaining historic buildings house an Arts and Crafts Centre and a range of craft units.

Worden Attractions

Worden Park has lots to do for great family day out:

The Park’s Adventure Playground is designed for all children from a wide age range, they will have a great time climbing and exploring the variety of play equipment.

The fantastic Georgian Walled Garden has been restored to show the wonderful working gardens that would have served the Hall, the garden can be found in the heart of Worden Park, where you can see the original historic features and a variety of veg, perennials, herbs and flowers

Originally designed by the landscape architect William Andrews Nesfield, the Formal Gardens at Worden provide a quiet space for visitors to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, surrounded by colourful bedding displays.

The Miniature Railway - Open weekends and Bank Holidays (12noon to 4pm) and every Tuesday in school holidays. Free rides are provided to the public around the park's wildflower meadows on a newly extended route which is now almost 1km long.

9 hole crazy golf - open weekends and school holidays.  A small charge is payable with the chance to win a free extra round by sounding the buzzer at the 10th hole.

Hedge Maze –  this historic feature is open to the public at all times and is one of very few such mazes which is free of charge to explore.  You can have some great fun finding your way into the centre, but it’s harder to find your way out.  Due to the age of the maze, visitors are asked to take care not to damage the ancient hedging and young children must be supervised at all times.

Worden Craft Centre Workshops...

are located in the courtyard area next to the Worden Arts Centre, there you will find number of craft workshops occupied by local artists and craftspeople, displaying a range of specialist traditional skills, including bookbinding, fine painter, stained glass specialist and wood artist, all of which would be difficult to find on your local high street...

Paula & LisaThe Folly Coffee Shop 

The Coffee Shop is located in the centre of the park adjacent to the Arts and Crafts Centre and occupies the space that was once the Worden Estate's stables and provides a comfortable space for visitors to relax and take a break from exploring the park.

The Folly offers a menu to suit everyone's taste, including a lunchtime special which is changed on a weekly basis.  Lisa and Paula offer a warm welcome to all their customers, please pop in and say hello!

Opening times: (may vary during in winter months so please call and check)

Monday to Saturday: 8.30am - 5pm, Sunday: 10am - 4.30pm

Tel: 01772 622707 -  To find out more please follow us on Facebook


Rumpus in the Park:                

Walk around the courtyard and you'll find Rumpus tucked away in the corner. John and Karen are local based artists so when you pop in to have a browse you will be amazed to find a wide range of gifts on offer, as well creative carvings from driftwood, making sculptures and objects for the house and garden made by them. 

Visitors are more than welcome to call in and have a browse and a chat!

For more information please email: rumpusgifts@gmail.com 

Tony Bartley Art:               

Tony works in all mediums including oils, acrylics, inks and watercolours, his speciality is portrait paintings but as you will see if you pop in to his gallery, he has quite a varied portfolio.

Tel: 07751 547689   Email: bartley968@btinternet   

Website: www.bartleyart.com

Peter Doyle Bookbinding & Restoration

Over 30 years’ experience in bookbinding and restoration work.

Contact: Peter Doyle   Tel: 01772 623827

Email: info@book-restoration.co.uk 

Website: www.book –restoration.co.uk

Leyland Stained Glass

Specialist in Leaded Lights and Stained Glass

Contact: Peter Salter Tel: 01772 456673/314771

Email: peter@leyland-stainedglass.co.uk  

Website: www.leyland-stainedglass.co.uk

Worden Workshop CIC, The Brew House, Worden Park

Sell handcrafted tailor made garden furniture at quality prices.   

For enquiries ring 01772 621796

      

Tony Bartley Art - Tony works in all mediums including oils, acrylics, inks and watercolours, his speciality is portrait paintings, but as you will see if you pop in to his gallery, he has a varied portfolio.

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