Last time we were at Worden Park, it was to see Billy Smart's Circus. Scared by the memories of being dragged in to the circus ring by resident clown, Chico Rico, Dogs Dad hasn't dared set foot in the place since!
Today's visit was far more gentile, for me at least, with a chance to catch the autumn sunshine whilst the dog spent a good hour chasing back and forth after a ball we'd just bought.
Worden Park remains a great place to visit. From the main car park there are two large fields on either side, the one to the left being particularly good for a game of fetch. Once you've tired of playing, you can stroll past the miniature railways to the craft centre and coffee shop, alongside the riverside paths, or just take in a circuit of the huge open fields. In the sunshine, the park is full of other dog walkers, families and footballers, so just make sure you respect each other's space.
The recent rain has left the fields rather waterlogged and muddy but help is at hand when you return to the car park if you seek out the purpose built dog wash, complete with shower hose to wash off nature's worst. Fortunately, Chico Rico was nowhere to be seen.
Click on the South Ribble Borough Council Website for more information about Worden Park
Doggy rating 8/10