Play Area

An amazing play area designed by Chartered Landscape Architect Kathryn Ward through consultaion with local school children, parents and accessibility groups.

Open all year round, free.



 Crazy Golf

Master Puting Green: An original and classic Arnold Palmer Putting Course design, a  good quality course. It’s a marvellous layout and well worth a go.

+44 (0)1704 535138

Open during tourist season.

 Model Railway Village

Southport Model Railway Village was established in 1995 by Ray and Jean Jones and is a popular attraction in King’s Gardens. For more information about their admission prices and opening times please visit their website.

The countries only outdoor model railway is in the Gardens.   Open during the tourist sesason.

 Boating Activities

There are a number of boating opportunities on the glorious marine lake including row boats, novelty pedalos, catch the ferry to Pleasureland or ride the Southport jet speedboat.

Open during the tourist season.


Southport Bubbleballs

“Water Walk on the wild side”

Chris Trowell Co-Ordinator for group bookings            07542 235258




Lakeside Miniature Railway

Esplanade, Southport PR8 1RX

Have you got a passion for trains? Did you know King’s Gardens is also home to the Lakeside Miniature Railway? Linking visitors from the gardens, to Pleasureland and Ocean Plaza.

The first steam train “King George V” ran 27th May 1911 at 3pm.

Trains ran continuously through both World Wars and claims to be the oldest continually running railway of 15inch (381mm) gauge in the world.

The track was sold to Harry Barlow in 1945 when it was renamed “Lakeside Miniature Railway”. The first petrol driven trains ran from this time.

Lakeside Miniature Railway was sold to John Spencer in 1968 then in 2001 to Don Clark and Graham Leeming.

In 2016 Norman Wallis purchased the railway and began its refurbishment.   For more information visit Southport Pleasureland


Marine Lake Café

The Café is run by local business people Kev and Ester who have been at the Marine Lake Café for years.  The Café, once the old ticket office has been restored and a new pastiche extension added.

The café sells homemade foods and if you fancy a drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, this is the place to visit.

Entertainment is provided most days during the holiday season.

Open mid morning through to the early evening.

King’s Gardens Tea Rooms

A stunning vintage tea room in an amazing Victorian building, which sits proudly on the town side of the Gardens.

This family run business offers freshly prepared breakfasts, light lunches and is already well known for its superb ground coffee and delicious homemade cakes. In particular the huge cream and jam scones. Afternoon teas are their speciality (24 hours notice required). Walls Ice lollies and ice creams are also now available. Prosecco & Peroni for the over 18’s.

Whether you choose to sit inside and admire the very pretty vintage décor, or sit outside alongside the grass area soaking up the Southport sunshine, this tea room certainly doesn’t disappoint.

King’s Gardens Tea Rooms also cater for birthday parties, baby showers, hen parties and business meetings.

Open Day Times
Tuesday – Sunday 09:30- 17:00 Bank Holidays 09:30-17:00