King’s Gardens is a public park in Southport. It covers an area of approximately 17 acres and boasts a wealth of attractions and places of interest.
The gardens were originally laid out in Victorian times, but were extended during the Edwardian era. They were officially opened by King George V in 1913. To commemorate restoration work, they were reopened by Princess Alexandra in 2014.
Southport Model Railway Village is sited in the park. Tree Top Towers, one of the best adventure play areas in North West England, is a newer addition.
The Venetian Bridge crosses Marine Lake, linking King’s Gardens to Princes Park. Other attractions include bowling greens, a crazy golf course, and a fountain.
King’s Gardens also offers a couple of places to eat and drink. The Marine Lake Cafe and King’s Gardens Tea Rooms are situated at the northern end of the park, close to Southport Pier.
King’s Gardens is situated on Southport Promenade, within easy walking distance of the town centre and Southport Train Station.
Map showing location of King’s Gardens.