Thompson park

Intro words

Getting here

What to see

  • Lake
  • Italian Gardens
  • Brun Valley Forest Park – get link to map and put on BBC website
  • Miniature Railway

What to do

  • Go on a boat – (seasonal) Boathouse café –
  • Have a good walk – Thompson Park offers many interests for walkers and is a great meeting place for going further afield.  You can go straight onto the Brun Valley Greenway into a network of 15km of paths running through a fantastic variety of landscapes. There are also good links into the town centre via both the canal or the Brun Valley Greenway. no section for BVFP on BBC website yet.
  • Have a ride on a train – Run by the Burnley and Pendle Miniature Railway Society, Thompson Park Railway is a 7 minute, 1 kilometre ride in one of Burnleys premier parks. Check out our website Trains run April to end of September every Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holiday and on Wednesdays (during summer school holidays only)
  • Have some fresh air fun – Thompson Park has an exciting playground featuring a 3m slide, 4m net climber, zip-line, paddling pool and lots more.  Furthermore, the playground has toilet facilities, inclusive toilet facilities with baby changing facilities and inclusive play equipment.