Williamson Park

  • Ashton Memorial skyline
  • Ashton Memorial sunset
  • Ashton Memorial wayfinder
  • Ashton Memorial park skyline
  • Meerkats - Coming soon...

Welcome to Williamson Park in Lancaster - home to the iconic Ashton Memorial and 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks, play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. The park features a cafe and shop, Butterfly House (formerly a tropical palm house), and resident mini beasts and birds.

Please note that from November 2016 to early April 2017, the Butterfly House will be closed to allow works to take place. The meerkats, small mammals, aviary and mini beasts, will remain open and prices have been reduced to reflect the reduced attractions (please see below).

The Ashton Memorial will also be closed between November 21 2016 and April 2017 for works to the interior dome.

Opening times

The park and all amenities are open all year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

  • October to March: 10am to 4pm
  • April to September: 10am to 5pm


  • Entry to Williamson Park grounds: Free

Entry to Butterfly House, mini beasts and small animal zoo (available for purchase at the gift shop).

  • Adult £2
  • Child/concessions £1
  • Family ticket £5

Annual family pass - Wild Card

  • £40 for up to 2 adults and 2 children unlimited entry for a whole year. Please purchase from the gift shop.

Visitor guide and map

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