King’s Gardens

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.

Bowling greens at King's Gardens, Southport
Bowling greens

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.

Marine Lake lies to the west of the park. Boats can be hired from the Lake Ticket Office at the southern end of the park. The Pleasureland Station of Lakeside Miniature Railway is also here.

Lake Ticket Office in King's Gardens, Southport. Boat hire on Marine Lake.
Lake Ticket Office

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.

Tree Top Towers adventure play area in King's Gardens, Southport
Tree Top Towers

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.

Venetian Bridge, King's Gardens, Marine Lake, Southport
Venetian Bridge

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.

Photo of Elvis tribute act at Marine Lake Cafe, Southport
Marine Lake Cafe

King’s Gardens is situated on Southport Promenade, within easy walking distance of the town centre and Southport Train Station.

Southport Pleasureland and Splash World are located near the southern end of the park.


Map showing location of King’s Gardens.

Map showing location of King’s Gardens


King’s Gardens

United Kingdom

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