A full bandstand in May 2018, Ska Face

Volunteers always wanted to assist with the bandstand events.

Bandstand, Friends of Stanley Park Meetings and Family Events 2018

Scroll down for family events, Friends Meetings, Craft Club, Dog Walkers Club and Gardening Group.

Bandstand Showlist

Free live music on the bandstand, unless otherwise stated

Musicians wanting to play on the bandstand should contact Carole Thaw, via our Facebook page or using the instructions on there.

In summer there are Free live music shows on the bandstand, events in the Italian Gardens, Visitor Centre and around the park.  We also have special events in the Visitor Centre throughout the year.

2018 bandstand shows are completed.


A Year in the Life of Mike’s Bench

October 4th to 24th 2018 in the Visitor Centre, Tues to Sunday 11-3. – ‘A Year in the Life of Mike’s Bench’.  A picture presentation of photos taken by users of the memorial bench to Mike Foster as created by his partner Elizabeth Gomm, former writer in the Blackpool Gazette.  This story was also presented on BBC Radio 2 by Jeremy Vine on 1st October 2018 and comes highly recommended.A Year in the Life of Mike's Bench

Sat 20th  Oct  2pm    Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting   – Guest Speaker  Emma Heslewood  (The Cyril Critchlow collection)

Sat 27th Oct      10.30am          Halloween Festival     Visitor Centre

Sun 28th Oct     10.30am          Halloween Festival     Visitor Centre

Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool Halloween Festival 27/28 Oct 2018

Saturday 10th November – Memorial Events on Stanley Park

Your Country Needs You – Theatre in the Visitor Centre, Stanley Park Blackpool.   10.30, 12.30, 3pm    Tickets from the Visitor Centre or ring 01253 478358.Your Country Needs You, Quantum Theatre, Stanley Park Blackpool

Plant your Poppy in the Veterans Walk – Stanley Park 1.45pm.  Bring your own poppy or buy one of our hand made poppies, proceeds to British Legion.

Your Park Needs You, plant your poppy on Stanley Park Blackpool Veteran's Walk 10th November2018


Sat 17th Nov   2pm     Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting  – guest speaker to be announced.

Sat 1st   Dec           10.30am          Christmas Fair  in the Visitor Centre all proceeds to the park.

Sun 2nd   Dec        10.30am          Christmas Fair  in the  Visitor Centre all proceeds to the park.

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

Sat 8th    Dec         11am and 2pm    Theatre –Snow Queen by the Quantum Theatre,   Visitor Centre

Sat 15th  Dec   1pm         Friends of Stanley Park Monthly Meeting –  Christmas Party

Wed 19th   Dec      7pm                 Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Dinner,   Number One South Beach

Sat 22nd   Dec     2pm                 Christmas Songs & Carols,   Bandstand or Visitor Centre

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


Visitor Centre

Tuesday Craft Club every Tuesday 10am to 2pm February to December.  Just drop in and ask for Mike or ring on the day 01253 699470.

Wednesday Dog Walkers Club every Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm February to December.  Just drop in or ring on the day 01253 699470.

Thursday Gardening Group alternate Thursdays, information to follow or ring the Visitor Centre 01253 699470.

Stanley Park Visitor Centre

Heritage Exhibitions in the Visitor Centre as well as the usual environment displays.

The Visitor Centre: Open Wed to Sun 11am to 3pm from the end of May.  Until then weekends only except for clubs mentioned above.  Ring 01253 699470 to contact the Visitor Centre.

It is also open for hire, please see here for more information.