Friends of Stanley Park

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland, Blackpool

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Join the Friends of Stanley Park and help maintain our wonderful park and enjoy good company Click Here for details

 

Friends of Stanley Park monthly meeting

The next monthly meeting will take place on Saturday 15th June 2024 at 2pm in the Visitor Centre.

The Guest Speaker is to be announced.

 

Bandstand Next Show

Stanley Park Blackpool

Sunday 2nd June 1pm to 4.30pm

Bob On, Escape the City

Come to Stanley Park Bandstand in Blackpool for live music on Summer Sunday afternoons. 

The bandstand shows are hosted by the Friends of Stanley Park who's volunteers staff the venue. We request a donation towards putting on the shows. We're also always looking for extra volunteers, if you're interested please contact us at the show or message us on Facebook. Email addresses are on our website About Us page.

When you leave please put anything you aren't taking home in a bin.

See below for more dates.

 

 

The next flower workshop is on Saturday 1st June at 12.30

Michelle's number is 07826 793439 to book

Make this lovely Pot au Fleur, an all summer long planter with plants and cut flowers. Cost is £29.95 payable in cash on the day.

Flower Workshiop  May 2024

 

Art Exhibition Call For Entries

 

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland

Open to all art exhibition June 2024

Entry Dates by 25th May.

Exhibition dates 2nd June to 30th June

We are again holding our open art exhibition at the Visitor centre throughout June. There is no theme, any medium, any ability, all ages, just as long as the subject is family friendly, and is limited to no more than 2 entries per person, size no larger than A2, preferably on card or a lightweight canvas.

We can accommodate small framed pieces and a couple of larger ones, but apart from a limited hanging picture rail, everything is attached with Velcro to the board.

We cannot accept responsibility for your entries, but there are staff on duty at all times to keep an eye on them.

If you wish to sell your work, we ask for a donation to the Friends, but ask you to leave your work in place until the end of the exhibition.

Please submit your entries into the centre by May 25th, open Tuesday to Sunday 11 to 3pm. If you would like to send a preview to ascertain suitability, you can e-mail to gillhoward@talktalk.net.

Please bring this form to accompany your work. We hope to see some great new artwork, so enjoy creating.


Link to pdf of entry form

 

Family Entertainment in Blackpool

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Stanley Park Blackpool Bandstand Summer Shows 2024

Here's the poster to read it better and obtain more information please visit our Events Page: Click Here

 

Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool Summer Bandstand Shows

 

 

 

2024 Events announced

Bandstand Shows on Sundays from 5th May to 15th September 2024. Love Parks Week. Fundraising fairs. More....

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland Calendar


April to December 2024 (as announced 10th April 2024)

April

13th National Literacy Trust: Spring Time Stories at Stanley Park 10am: 1pm
14th Bandstand Volunteers Training Day: Visitors Centre 1pm
20th AGM All Members Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th Flower Arranging Group 1pm: pre-booking required

May

3rd Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
5th Bandstand 2024 Season begins(details are imminent)
6th Table Top Sale in the Visitor Centre: Trefoil Guild
18th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th Table Top Sale in the Visitor Centre: Rotary

June

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 2pm
7th Donnas Dream House Coffee Morning
15th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
28th Blackpool Arts Society Exhibition begins

July

5th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
20th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th ECO day in the Park
29th Love Parks Week begins

August

2nd Love Parks Week ends
9th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
17th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
17th Charity Bowling for Disabled
24th Strawberry Gardens Table Top Sale
25th Classic Car Show

September

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
15th Last of the Summer Bandstand shows
21st Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm

October

4th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
19th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
26th Halloween Event
27th Halloween Event

November

1st Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
16th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm

December

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
7th Christmas Fair
8th Christmas Fair
12th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
22nd Carols In The Park with Blackpool Light Operatic Society

The above dates are correct at 10th April 2024 but may be subject to changes and additions

Bandstand Events on Sundays from 5th May to 15th September 2024. Please see the separate list for individual dates.

 

 

 

The next Book Club meeting is on Thursday 23rd May 2024 at 2.30pm for 3pm start

The Friends of Stanley Park hold their book club meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday 23rd May at 2.30pm for a 3pm start in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the cafe.

The Book is: A man called Ove by Fredrick Backman

New members welcome.

The Book Club on Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Creative Hub Exhibition at Stanley Park Visitor Centre

 

New exhibition coming this week from our creative hub photographers.

Artists and photographers meet every other Sunday to create and share ideas and this is their first exhibition, a stunning display of a variety of subjects.

Next meet up of the Creative Hub is Sunday 10th March from 10 am.

Join the Creative Hub Facebook Group Click Here

Creative Hub Exhibition in Stanley Park Visitor Centre March 2024 Blackpool

 

 

 

 

Weekly Meetings

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.

 

Fortnightly Meetings

 

The Creative Hub at 10.30am on Sundays as announced on Facebook.

 

Monthly Meetings

 

The monthly members meeting is on the 3rd Saturday of each month the Visitor Centre at 2pm to 4pm.

Book Club: Every 4th Thursday in the Visitor Centre

New Members and Volunteers always welcome.

 

 

 

Carol Concert - £700 wow!

A huge thank you to all those of you who were able to attend the Carol Concert at
the Bandstand last Sunday and a special thank you to all the volunteers who helped
in any way. We collected the magnificent sum of £700.00 for Blackpool Victoria
Blue Skies Hospital Fund. Thank you all so much.

On behalf of myself and the Committee may we wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and a Healthy Happy and Prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you in
the Park in 2024. Nigel, Chairman of the Friends of Stanley Park.

 

Photos at the Christmas Carol Singing on Stanley Park
£700 for Blue Skies Hospital Fund at Blackpool Victoria

 

Sunday 17th December 2023 at 1pm

Stanley Park Blackpool Christmas Carol Singing Dec 2023

The Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Dinner at Stanley Park Golf Club

14th December 2023 a fine Christmas Dinner.

Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Dinner 14th December 2023

Friends of Stanley Park Dog Club Christmas Meeting

13th December 2023

Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool Dog Party 13th December 2023

The Christmas Fair raised £2100. A big thankyou to all who helped and contributed. The funds will be used for the park.

Saturday and Sunday, 2nd/3rd December 2023 10.30 to 2.30pm

 

The Christmas Fair was held at the Visitor Centre on Staney Park Blackpool.

Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Fair 2nd and 3rd December 2023

Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Fair 2nd and 3rd December 2023

 

 

At the last bandstand show of 2023. Volunteers get a thankyou. 17th Sept 2023

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gomm

Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool, volunteers at the last bandstand show of 2023

 

 

 

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.

 

Stanley Park Blackpool Rose Garden wins the Blackpool in Bloom  Best Community Gardens 2023

Stanley Park Blackpool Rose Garden wins the Blackpool in Bloom  Best Community Gardens 2023

 

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.

The Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool, 21st birthday party, 15th July 2023

 

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

Link to our Facebook Page, click like when you get there

 

Parks Tennis on Stanley Park Blackpool

Free family fun day Saturday 5th August 2023 10am to 12noon.

Read more click here

 

 

 

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:Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool at Buckingham Palace for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022 Garden Party

 

 

 

 

 

Go to our News Page to find out what we\\\\\\'ve done, click here

 

 

 

 

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

Click Here to go to the Join Us Page

 

 


Photo of the Stanley Park Rose Garden in 2022, a favourite activity of our Gardening Club.

The Rose Garden Stanley Park Blackpool

 

 

 

Friends of Stanley Park Book Club meeti in the Visitor Centre every 4th Thursday of the month

 

 

Photo of the attractive Italian Gardens backed by the Cocker Clock Tower in 2017:

Stanley Park Blackpool Italian Gardens

 

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:

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022 Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool

 

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

Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

Plus \\\'Best Have a Field Day 201\\\' from Fields in Trust for the 90th Summer Celebration

Best Have a Field Day 2017

 

Postal Address:

Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland,
c/o Parks & Green Environment Service,
Stanley Park Offices,
West Park Drive,
Blackpool,
FY3 9HU

Updated: 27th May 2024