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. Tea and chat from 1pm.

The guest speaker is Neil Hendrie, his interactive talk entitled ‘Who Killed President Kennedy “JFK”?’ promises, an afternoon of gripping intrigue and mystery.

 

Bandstand Next Show

Stanley Park Blackpool

Sunday 16th June 1pm to 4.30pm

Touch the Pearl and Freefly Crew

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.

 

 

Book Club Meetings June to November 2024

Meet at 2.30pm for 3pm start, fourth Thurday of each month. Stanley Park Visitor Centre

The Friends of Stanley Park hold their book club meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday 27th June at 2.30pm for a 3pm start in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the cafe.

The Book is:The Bee Sting by Paul Murray

New members welcome.

Stanley Park Book Club Meetings June t0 November 2024 Blackpool

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: 13th June 2024