Events and news
Celebrating the Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction accolade
Latest news and events (at a glance - refer to calendar above for detailed information):
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The Friends are taking part in Keep Britain Tidy's 'Big Tidy Up'
Join them on Saturday 11 October at 11am. Meet outside the café in suitable clothing and bring some protective gloves if you have them. All equipment will be provided, just turn up and help clean up!
Another national award for Williamson Park!
Read all about the positive inspection from Visit England here
Park café scores high on taste test
The Pavilion Café has been awarded a Taste Lancashire Quality Assured accreditation. Read all about our success here.
If you go down to the woods today - remember to take our NEW Woodland Walk leaflet.
It is available from the gift shop or to download from our web page (see above - right hand side column)
The Pavilion Café in Williamson Park, Lancaster is excited to launch a new series of exhibitions by local artists.
Lee Metcalfe( 20 June - 6 September) and
The Ashton Memorial Art Gallery is hosting the following exhibitions:
Andy Easthope Photography - 1 September - 29 September
Lee Metcalfe - 16 November - 28 December
Chas Jacobs - 6 and 7 December
The Friends Garden update
The Friends of Williamson Park applied to Lancaster Green Spaces to plant 1500 new plants in the Friends Garden. Read more on this story
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Art in the Park
Learn to capture the beauty of the natural workd with artist and illustrator Janet Mary Robinson. This course aims to teach the skills of observational drawing and painting and to introduce a variety of artistic media and techniques. Classes are held in and around the park. Suitable for anyone with a love of nature, from beginners to experienced artists. Courses take place on Wednesdays starting 10 September from 10.30am - 12.30pm and are £11 per session or £50 for 6 weeks. To book, please contact Janet on 07786 868783 or email her
Junior Zoo Keeper Course The Junior Zoo Keeper course offers a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and see how Williamson Park’s mini zoo and butterfly house run. Children will experience feeding the animals and how to safely handle them. They will learn some fantastic facts about the animals as well as having great fun with the team from the park. There are two three week courses starting in October on Saturdays and Sundays aimed at children aged eight to 14 years. The courses start at 10am and last for an hour and cost £21 for the full three week course. To book a place please telephone Williamson Park on 01524 33318.
Meet the keeper - free session at weekends and school holidays
Any visitor to the park can meet one of our zoo keepers at 11am every weekend and during school holidays. This popular session allows visitors to find out more about the animals cared for in the park and what a keeper gets up to during their day. There is no need to book for this free session, just come along to the gift shop before 11am.