Things to do at Astley Hall review
Astley Hall near Chorley in Lancashire is a country house now owned by the town and it is also known as Astley Hall museum and art gallery. The large landscaped gardens are now Chorley’s Astley Park.
Within the grounds, you will find acres of parkland, the Grade I historic house and the modernised Coach house which includes a cafe. There is a scenic walled garden, a pets corner and an array of play areas and sports pitches. They also host a variety of annual events.
In the house itself, you can see a number of rooms with some surprising features. These include mid-17th century plaster ceilings which are some of the best in the country and rare painted panelling.
The park itself stretches out to almost 44 acres. There are several walkways which lead you into woodland. As well as sports pitches there are tennis courts and a bowling green which are all available for the public to use. The park has some exciting adventure play area including the Royalist’s Retreat with a tower, zip line slides and more plus a toddler area. Don’t forget to visit Pets corner with its small fluffy animals, reptiles and birds.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Astley Hall Chorley
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house to explore with an art gallery, landscaped gardens and walks, adventure play areas, sports pitches. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The house, gardens, park etc are all free to visit.
Is there parking?
There is a free car park.
When are they open?
Astley Hall is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted indoors. Pet dogs are permitted outdoos on a lead.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.