Welcome to Thompson Park

We’d like to introduce you to Thompson Park in Burnley – the perfect place for families to visit and enjoy! There’s always something exciting happening in Thompson Park.

The Boathouse Cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat or a hot drink and enjoy the stunning views of the boating lake. You can rent a boat and take a relaxing trip around the lake. It’s a great way to unwind and enjoy the fresh air.

Head over to the playground where kids can play on the swings, slides, and other exciting equipment. Keep an eye out for the wildlife, the ducks and geese on the lake, and the birds and squirrels that inhabit the trees.

  • Italian Splendour - explore the gardens

The Pavilion is a beautiful building overlooking the lake. It is available to hire and is perfect for events including baby showers, christenings, anniversaries and gender reveals along with corporate events.

Across the bridge, explore the Italian Gardens. Here you can appreciate the park’s beautiful gardens.

Thompson Park is a wonderful destination for families to enjoy a day out together, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most beloved parks in Burnley. Come and explore all that it has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!


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Essential information

We know you’re going to enjoy your time at the park. Here are some things that may help!


Thompson Park is located close to Burnley town centre.

The car park is accessed via Colne Road. SatNav postcode BB11 2AA

There is no vehicle access via Ormerod Road


The public toilets are located within the play area. There are separate male and female toilets and an DDA complaint toilet accessible via radar key. The facilities are locked during the winter to keep them in good condition for the busier periods.


The car park is accessed from Colne Road. Find out about all the ways to get to the park.


For information about the boating lake and activities contact info@blcgroup.co.uk
For general enquiries about the park email greenspaces@burnley.gov.uk
For information about the Boathouse Cafe please email hospitality@blcgroup.co.uk
For information about events at the Pavilion please email hospitality@blcgroup.co.uk
In an emergency contact the Park Rangers on 01282 831053

no dogs allowed in the park
no alchohol allowed in the park
no dogs barbecues in the park

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