Worden Park is the largest park in South Ribble, and attracts around 300,000 visitors every year.
As well as offering more than 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, the park also includes a range of other attractions.
It was first opened to the public in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. The park once formed the estate of Worden Hall. This was 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. This left behind only one remaining wing, the outbuildings and the walled kitchen garden. Today, the remaining historic buildings have been transformed 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 is a popular destination for school groups, and it makes a beautiful “outdoor classroom” for field trips.