Escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and come to Witton Country Park! Reconnect to a gentler pace and embrace the animals and space around you.
Lively Visitor Centre
Witton is on the west edge of Blackburn and is a 480 acre setting for fun and family times. The park used to be a private estate that was owned by the Feilden family. The former family home was lived in for 150 years but had to be demolished in the 1950s, however the outbuildings survived. Each has been renovated and converted from their original status of a coach house and stable blocks to a lively Visitor Centre.
Variety of Attractions
As well as historical exhibits and displays about the ecology of the park, the centre maintains a collection of small British mammals like voles and harvest mice. There’s also a pet corner with goats and rabbits – you can also try your hand at making some pottery!
The Great Outdoors
Witton Country Park is all about getting out and about in the glorious fresh air, no matter what time of the year you visit! There are plenty of well marked trails and paths that wind their way through the lovely woodland areas and parkland. Both the Darwen and the Blakewater rivers flow through country park and what’s more, a riverside walk allows visitors to make the most of the important and distinctive wetland habitats.
As well as exploring the park, there are additional attractions for your day out. The kids will love the adventure playground at Witton, it’s splendid. If you get caught in the rain there’s a large covered area to protect you before play can commence once again. Throughout the year there is a (mostly free) programme of special events so check in advance what’s on when and maybe plan a visit around one of these popular events!
Highlight of the Day
Horse and Cart rides during the summer months
Nearest train station : Cherry Tree Train Station
Car parking : Yes
Website : www.visitlancashire.com