Safety Measures

HOW TO GET TO WILLIAMSON PARK

DRIVINGFROM THE NORTH

Use M6 junction 34. Follow the brown heritage signs marked Ashton Memorial or Butterfly House which take you to Williamson Park.

DRIVING: FROM THE SOUTH

Use M6 junction 33. Follow the brown heritage signs marked Ashton Memorial or Butterfly House which take you to Williamson Park.

For Satnav: LA1 3DZ – this will take you to the Wyresdale Road Car Park

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The park is a 30 minute walk from Lancaster Train and Bus Stations, and is situated on top of a hill. Please check your travel details online or call Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582394.

WHERE DO I PARK

There are two carparks but we usually recommend using Wyresdale road. For accessible parking please call us on 01524 598500 and we will advise you where the last scene is and the best car park to use.

HOW MUCH WALKING IS INVOLVED?

There will be slow guided walks of approximately 5-10 minutes between each scene. Some of these walks will be up and down steep slopes. These routes are wheelchair accessible.

WHAT IS THE SEATING LIKE?

Some scenes have seats to sit on, and some do not. You can bring along your own folding chairs or mats. There will be a designated area for folding chairs at each scene.

CAN I BRING A PUSHCHAIR FOR MY CHILD / BABY?

As space is limited we advise to not bring pushchairs if possible. Due to sightlines and space we may request those with pushchairs to move to the back in some spaces. If you want to bring your child/baby in a pushchair you will need to purchase a ticket. Babies carried by an adult in a sling/papoose do not need a ticket.

DOES MY CHILD NEED A TICKET?

All children over 2 years require a ticket.

WHEELCHAIR / MOBILITY SCOOTER USERS

Because the route takes you up and down steep slopes, you will require somebody physically fit to assist you. If you haven’t already, please call the Box Office on 01524 598500 to request a free ticket for this person.

WHAT TO WEAR

Warm outdoor clothing, appropriate footwear for all outdoor terrains, and waterproofs are essential. It is also advisable to bring sun lotions and midge spray.  

REFRESHMENTS

Refreshments are available before the show and during the interval, or you can bring your own picnic (plastic tumblers only).

TOILETS

Accessible toilets are available at Wyresdale Road car park and up at the cafe. 

Park Show Map

Terms and Conditions

We do perform in wet weather, so please come prepared. Very few performances are lost to bad weather, and we aim to carry on unless conditions put the safety of audiences or performers at risk. The earliest a decision about whether to cancel a show will be taken is at 7pm on the evening of the show and will depend on conditions in the park at that time.

When a performance is cancelled ticket holders will be entitled to equivalent replacement tickets for a future performance of this or any other Dukes production, to the equivalent cash value, subject to availability, to be booked within 1 year. No cash refund will be given (Law Reform (Frustrated Contracts) Act 1947). In the event of a last night performance being cancelled there will be no replacement performance of the show, above conditions apply.

Please also note the following:

  • The management reserves the right to refuse admission
  • Photography and the use of recording equipment, including mobile phones, are not permitted at any time
  • All tickets are non-refundable
  • Licensing conditions require that every member of the audience, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket. Babies carried strapped to an adult in a sling/papoose are exempt, however pushchairs require a valid ticket. 
  • Dogs are not permitted, except for assistance dogs.