Surrounding Astley Hall, Astley Park was once the site of a chance finding of ancient pottery, which confirmed that the area was once a Bronze Age settlement. Popular with children and families, it is a great retreat especially combined with a visit to Astley Hall.
In recent years, millions of pounds have been spent on transforming and restoring the popular park to its former glory. Children can still enjoy feeding the ducks on the lake but with new play areas including the spectacular Royalists’ Retreat, the return of Pets’ Corner plus free traditional fun family games on the tennis courts, bowling greens and putting greens, there’s plenty to keep them entertained all day long.
The whole family can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Victorian Walled Garden, take in an exhibition or research their family history in the Farmhouse, discover the plight of Chorley’s war heroes in the Chorley Remembers Experience or have lunch in the refurbished Coach House café.
Astley Park covers 43 hectares and you can gain access from Park Road in Chorley town centre, or through Hallgate, off Chancery Road in Astley Village. Hallgate car park is free but has limited spaces and the Sat Nav postcode is PR7 1XA