Parks and Greenspaces

Calderstones Park

Calderstones is a stunning 94-acre family park in South Liverpool boasting woodland, lake and fields (and a thousand-year-old oak tree), and beautiful Japanese and old English gardens. An angling permit is required if fishing in the lake.

Calderstones Park

Calderstones Park

Calderstones Road, L18 3JB

Find us

You can access the park via Calderstones Road, Allerton Road, Harthill Road and Yew Tree Road.

Parking is available at Calderstones Road and Yew Tree entrances.

Opening hours

The main park is open 24-hours a day, all year round. Garden areas will close at different times depending on the season. Opening hours for the Storybarn, Mansion House, cafe and Ice Cream Parlour vary - see below for details.


Parking is available at Calderstones Road and Yew Tree entrances. A small car park is also located near the Storybarn.

Miniature Railway

The railway is at the Harthill Road end of the park and runs every Sunday from 2pm-4pm, weather permitting. Rides are free, but donations are welcome. More about Merseyside Live Steam and Model Engineers on Facebook.


The Linda McCartney playground is suitable for toddlers and young children with slides, swings, climbing frame, roundabout, spinners and spiders web. An adjacent wooded play area includes a larger climbing frame, balance beams and spinner. 

The Mansion House

The grade II listed building is a public space for reading groups, art, yoga and exhibition rooms for you to explore. More about the Mansion House and opening hours.

The Reader Cafe

Located in The Mansion House, the cafe offers breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, snacks, salads, soups and desserts, as well as two bookshelves full of books to enjoy while eating. More about the cafe and opening hours.

Ice Cream Parlour

Run by The Reader, the Ice Cream Parlour is next door to the Storybarn selling the very best selection of ice-cream and refreshments. More about the Ice Cream Parlour and opening hours.


An interactive story-centre for young people to explore, share and discover their love of books. More about the Storybarn and opening hours.

Fitness equipment

A range of weatherproof fitness equipment to improve health and fitness, including a surfer, space walker and leg press.

Run Together - 3k route

Explore the park by running or walking the 3k route, taking in the lake, woodland and a thousand-year-old oak tree! View Calderstones Park 3k route

Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park

Explore the beauty of Calderstones Park

  • Aerial view of The Mansion House
  • Aerial view of Calderstones Park
  • Flowerbeds at Calderstones Park
  • Japanese garden
  • Signpost directing visitors to Mansion House, Cafe, Book shop, Storybarn and Ice cream parlour
  • Trees at Calderstones Park
  • Wood play area

Parks byelaws

So that everyone can enjoy our parks and open spaces we have policies and byelaws in place which cover:

  • Protection of the ground, its wildlife and the public
  • Horses, cycles and vehicles
  • Play areas, games and sports
  • Waterways
  • Model aircraft

Byelaws are local laws made by the council, which means we can issue penalties and act to protect property and individuals.