Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland, Blackpool
The next monthly meeting is on Saturday 18th November at 2pm. Our guest speaker will be
International escapologist Carl Bartoni who is from Blackpool.
Tea and Coffee will be available from 1pm
Chistmas Fair and Carol Singing on Stanley Park
Family Entertainment in Blackpool
Saturday and Sunday, 2nd/3rd December 2023 10.30 to 2.30pm
The Christmas Fair will be held at the Visitor Centre on Staney Park Blackpool. Come and meet Santa before he sets off to Lapland to get ready for Christmas.
We'll have cakes, tea and coffee, games, raffles, tombola, stalls and Santa.
Loads of fun!
Christmas Carols on Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool
Sunday 17th December 2023 at 1pm
On Sunday 17th December 2023 at 1pm there are Christmas Carols on Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool. With singing led by Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company. Collections will be for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund for better patient care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Hosted by Friends of Stanley Park, Blue Skies Hospital Fund and Blackpool Council.
Please make sure you're dressed for the weather.
Halloween Weekend Thankyou
What an absolutely amazing weekend we had. The weather was fabulous and people came to the park in their droves and we had a record weekend taking £1309.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped to put the fair on and to everyone who made a donation of a prize or baked cakes on the two days or assisted with the craft making.
We would also like to thank all our visitors for digging so deep and helping to support the Friends.
In the Visitor Centre
Windmills in the Fylde Exhibition
Windmills in the Fylde Exhibition in Stanley Park Visitor Centre until 7th November 2023
The Creative Hub
Watch out for future dates. Artists, photographers interested in the park, meet up at Stanley Park Visitor Centre, Blackpool.
20th August, 3rd September at 10am
The next Book Club meeting is on Thursday 27th July 2023 at 2.30pm
The Friends of Stanley Park hold their book club meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday 27th July 2023 at 2.30pm in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the cafe. New members welcome.
Dates through to July 2023:
At the last bandstand show of 2023. Volunteers get a thankyou. 17th Sept 2023
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gomm
That's it on the bandstand for summer 2023. Here's to 2024!
Blackpool in Bloom Winners 2023
Stanley Park Rose Garden wins the Blackpool in Bloom 2023 Best Community Gardens Award.
Congratulations to our Gardening Club volunteers, who focus on this and the Garden of Remembrance, and the Park Gardeners for their work.
Friends of Stanley Park 21st Birthday Party
Saturday 15th July 2023 in the Visitor Centre
An excellent afternoon was had at the Stanley Park Visitor Centre. The Friends of Stanley Park, Blackpool, were formed 21 years ago, July 2002.
CCTV Cameras now operating 11th July 2023
CCTV cameras are now fully operational in Stanley Park and are being monitored. Please spread the word that the cameras are now working and make sure your dog is on a lead where indicated by signs in the Park. Dog Wardens are empowered to take appropriate action especially for attacks on wildlife.
Keep up to date on our Facebook page
Parks Tennis on Stanley Park Blackpool
Free family fun day Saturday 5th August 2023 10am to 12noon.
Tuesday 9th May 2023 A date at the Palace, Buckingham Palace
Garden Party for those attaining the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022
Nigel Patterson, Chair of the Friends of Stanley Park, and Carole Thaw, Events Officer, of the Friends of Stanley Park, and Lynne Patterson attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on the 9th May 2023.
The Garden Party was hosted, on behalf of The King, by The Prince of Wales. His Royal Highness was joined by The Princess of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Altogether 8,000 guests attended the party in recognition of their public service and charity or community work.
Nigel, Carole and Lynne:
Welcome, please join us
We are a friendly group who work with the co-operation of Blackpool Council to make the park as attractive and interesting as possible.
Meet new friends and become involved in park life.
If you are interested in joining us or becoming a volunteer please use the link below
Photo of the Stanley Park Rose Garden in 2022, a favourite activity of our Gardening Club.
Friends of Stanley Park up-coming activities
Craft Club: Every Tuesday 10am to 3pm in the Visitor Centre.
Dog Walkers Club: Every Wednesday 10am to noon in the Visitor Centre hosted by Pauline.
Gardeners Club: Every Monday and Thursday 10am to 12. Meet in the Rose Garden or Memorial Garden hosted by Graham.
Summer Sundays, Music on the Bandstand, volunteers always welcome.
Book Club: Every 4th Thursday in the Visitor Centre at 2.30pm.
New Members and Volunteers always welcome.
Photo of the attractive Italian Gardens backed by the Cocker Clock Tower in 2017:
It has been an enormous honour to be awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2022,
the Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool June 2022:
Stanley Park Blackpool:
Winners of the Fields in Trust
Best park in the UK twice: 2017 and 2019 and best park in England 2022
2022 the Friends of Stanley Park were awarded the The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
Twice winners of the Fields in Trust UK's Best Park Award, 2017 and 2019. Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool
Plus 'Best Have a Field Day 2017' from Fields in Trust for the 90th Summer Celebration
Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland,
c/o Parks & Green Environment Service,
Stanley Park Offices,
West Park Drive,
Updated: 7th November 2023