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Friends of Stanley Park Established 10th July 2002

Welcome, please join us.

Stanley Park Blackpool in Spring


We are a friendly group who work with the co-operation of Blackpool Council to make the park as attractive and interesting as possible. If you are interested in joining us or working as a volunteer please contact us.

The Visitor Centre is open  11am-3pm at weekends until the end of May when it’s open Wed-Sun, except for our Monthly Meetings on the 3rd Saturday.

The Tuesday Craft Club is every Tuesday in the Visitor Centre at 11am

Stanley Park Dog Walkers Club every Wednesday in the Visitor Centre 10am to 12.30pm

Gardening Group meet alternate Thursdays, more info to follow

Bandstand Free Live Music.  Bandstand Family Theatre.


Next Monthly Meeting, Saturday 19th May 2018 at 2pm. Celebrate the Royal Wedding with Yuri and Tonya from the Circus School.

First Bandstand Show of 2018.  Sunday 20th May 1pm to 4.30pm Ska Face and The Flash Hearts.  Free live music!

Ska Face and The Flash Hearts on Stanley Park Bandstand, Blackpool, Sunday 20th May 2018 1pm to 4.30pm. Free live music.

Theatre on the Bandstand – Family Fun with the Reluctant Dragon and Shakespeare with a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Reluctant Dragon Friday 1st June 3pm.    Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday 22nd June 6.30pm. 

Tickets in the Visitor Centre or ring 01253 478358.

The Reluctant Dragon by the Quantum Theatre Company A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stanley Park voted the UK’s Best Park 2017 plus Best Field Day 2017 

Out of 360 parks Stanley Park Blackpool won twice at the Fields in Trust Awards November 29th at Lords Cricket Ground.  Thanks to those who voted for us!

Stanley Park Blackpool, Best UK Park 2017
Best UK Field Day 2017 Stanley Park Blackpool, 90th Summer Celebration
Stanley Park Blackpool, UK Best Field Day 2017

In the Visitor Centre

See above for upcoming opening times, meetings and activities in the Visitor Centre.  See our Events page for a full list for this year. 

Bispham Photographic Society display of photos.

Opening times are weekends until the late Spring Bank Holiday when the Visitor Centre will be open from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.

Ring 01253 699470 to find out what’s going on and to book for events shown on our Events page.

 90th Summer Celebration 2017

Saturday 8th July a big celebration marking the 90th Summer of Stanley Park with the opening being re-enacted by the 19th Earl of Derby and local Civic Leaders and schools.  The park was opened by the 17th Earl of Derby.    Read more and see our photos click here

The Earl of Derby with the golden key. The Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Blackpool Town Crier and the Chairman of the Friends of Stanley Park, Elaine Smith

 Join The Friends of Stanley Park as an individual, family or corporate member. Click here to find the application form.

Postal Address: Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland, c/o Parks & Green Environment Service, Stanley Park Offices, West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9HU.
Membership matters please contact Jean Mildren as shown on the About Us page.

Ring us in the Visitor Centre: 01253 699470 or mobile 07554 4387700

Tweet to us @BlackpoolFoSP

Link to our Facebook Page – Friends of Stanley Park – Blackpool

MapPark0816Click here to download a pdf of the map above

Come and see the Italian Gardens, Rose Garden, Memorial Garden, Art Deco Cafe, Ice cream stall, Big Boating Lake, Clock Tower, Free live music, family events, fabulous children’s playground, train, high ropes, low ropes, zip wire, mini golf, BMX track, tennis, football, athletics and cricket ground, sports centre, full size golf course and more. Check for times.