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Friends of Stanley Park Established 10th July 2002

Welcome, please join us.


Stanley Park Blackpool, the boating lake and bandstand
Another great summer show at the Bandstand by the Boating Lake


Stanley Park Blackpool, a Grade II* listed park, designed by the accomplished Thomas Mawson and containing a mass of features and activities.

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 Sat-Sun, except for our Monthly Meetings on the 3rd Saturday.

The Tuesday Craft Club is every Tuesday in the Visitor Centre at 11am until 18th December 2018

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

Gardening Group meet alternate Thursdays

Next Monthly Meeting, Saturday 17th November 2018 at 2pm. 

Our Macmillan Weekend raised £934 for Macmillan, thankyou to everyone who came and all the volunteers.

Our Halloween Festival raised £1018 for Stanley Park, thankyou to everyone who came and all the volunteers.

Our next event Christmas Fair in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre Sat/Sun 1st and 2nd December 2018, 10.30am to 3pm. Free entry.  Lots of games, raffles, stalls, tombola, cake and tea and coffee, Santa.

Christmas Fair Stanley Park Visitor Centre 1st/2nd Dec 2018, Blackpool

The Snow Queen a fairytale performed by the Quantum Theatre in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre on Saturday December 8th at 11am and 2pm.   Tickets from the Visitor Centre at weekend or by ringing 01253 478358.The Snow Queen fairytale presented by The Quantum Theatre at Stanley Park Blackpool Saturday 8th December 11am and 2pm


Carol Singing and Christmas Songs at Stanley Park Blackpool on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at 2pm.  At the bandstand or in the Visitor Centre depending on the weather.

Christmas Carols and Songs at Stanley Park Blackpool 22nd Dec 18 2pm


Our programme of Sunday afternoon live music on the bandstand is complete for 2018.  Thanks to all who came. It was a great year.

See more events on the Events Page click here


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

Opening times for the Visitor Centre.  See our Events page for a full list for this year.

Stanley Park Blackpool Visitor Centre Opening Times 2018/9

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.