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5 reasons you have to visit Calderstones Park

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5 reasons you have to visit Calderstones Park
The Allerton Oak in Calderstones Park

Calderstone’s Park is a place where nature, history, and fun collide!

If you’re looking for a bit of green space in Liverpool, and the ultimate blend of nature and history, Calderstones Park is where you need to be!

This picturesque gem, located in the heart of Liverpool, offers a delightful escape for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and families alike.

Here’s 5 reasons you need to visit this brilliant park!

Gorgeous green space

Calderstones Park

Picture this: you’re strolling along meandering paths flanked by ancient trees, the gentle rustling of leaves soothing your spirit.

Calderstones Park is a haven where nature’s embrace takes centre stage, offering a much-needed respite from the urban frenzy.

Whether you’re looking for a tranquil spot to unwind or a place to indulge in a leisurely picnic with your mates, the park’s stunning greenery and vibrant floral displays have got you covered.


The Allerton Oak

The Allerton Oak in Calderstones Park
The Allerton Oak in Calderstones Park

Beyond its natural beauty, Calderstones Park boasts a rich historical tapestry that dates back centuries.

Tucked away within its bounds is the captivating Allerton Oak, an awe-inspiring witness to centuries of Liverpool’s history.

This ancient oak tree is not just any ordinary tree; it’s a symbol of strength, resilience, and a living witness to centuries of history.

The Allerton Oak, also known as the Law Oak or the Whittaker Oak, is estimated to be over a thousand years old, making it one of the oldest living things in Liverpool and a cherished part of the city’s heritage.

Standing tall and proud, its gnarled branches and massive trunk exude an air of wisdom and grandeur.


The Calder Stones

Calder Stones, Calderstones Park
Calder Stones, Calderstones Park

These are the remains of a Neolithic burial chamber which once stood on the edge of the Harthill estate, which later became Calderstones Park.

Before they were placed in the greenhouse in 1954, the stones stood in a circle at the entrance to the park.

No one really knows the full meaning or intention behind the building of the Calder Stones passage tomb. Check them out and let your imagination run wild.


The Enchanted Storybarn at The Reader

Storybarn. Credit: The Reader, Calderstones Park
Storybarn. Credit: The Reader, Calderstones Park

For all the young adventurers and imaginative souls out there, the Enchanted Storybarn is a whimsical paradise that will set your creativity ablaze!

Step into a world of wonder where classic tales and captivating stories come alive through interactive installations, workshops, and storytelling sessions.

The Storybarn nurtures a love for reading and encourages little ones to embark on their literary odysseys – it’s an experience that will leave both children and adults enchanted.

You can even book to celebrate your birthday with them!


The Reader and The Reader Café

The Reader - Calderstones Mansion. Calderstones Park
The Reader – Calderstones Mansion. Calderstones Park

Housed in the iconic Calderstones Mansion, this charming community hub brings books to life through shared reading experiences. With cozy reading nooks, engaging workshops, and a heartwarming café

A visit to Calderstones Park isn’t complete without savouring the delights at The Reader Café.

Offering a charming ambiance, this cozy eatery serves up not only mouthwatering food but also nourishment for the soul.

Run by the literary charity, The Reader, the café doubles as a social enterprise where the profits are invested back into community projects.

So, while you’re sipping your latte or munching on a scrumptious cake, you’re also contributing to a meaningful cause – talk about a win-win situation!

They have loads of fantastic events on throughout the year for both adults and kids, so it’s worth checking out their website HERE.


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