We are currently planning our programme of activities for 2013 so please check back to see the activities. Please send us any suggestions for activities and events.
Floral and shrub beds
Stamford Park has a strong horticultural tradition and has fabulous formal planting displays through out the year. From evergreen shrubs in the winter, through to amazing tulip displays in spring and the vibrant herbaceous border in summer there is always something to see in the park.
Open grassed areas
There are open grassed areas particularly in the lower part of the park which can be used for games, picnics and other informal activities. Please use these areas for informal activities and stay off the bowling greens.
The Dingle – woodland area
The Dingle is a steep sided valley which is now heavily wooded. It features ornate Victorian rockwork and water features and is very different in character to the rest of the park. It has recently been restored and there is now an accessible path throughout the Dingle.
Childrens play area
There is play equipment in the park to suit a wide range of ages from cradle swings for toddlers through to a zip wire and pyramid slide for older children. There are basket swings in the play area which are suitable for some children with physical disabilities. Please ensure your children are supervised at all times when using the play equipment.
There is a decorative water feature in the park. Please note this will be switched off during the colder months to prevent excessive build up of ice.
Multi use games area
This tarmac area adjacent to Darnton Road can be used for football, basketball, cricket and a variety of other sports.
There are two bowling greens in Stamford Park which can be used by members of the public. Please respect other park users and do not go on the greens unless it is to play bowls.
The Pavilion is currently open from 10.00 – 15.00 at weekends during the winter; these times will be extended in spring and during school holidays. The Pavilion features community rooms, toilets and the café. If you would like to enquire about the hire of the community rooms please click here. Events in the Park all start at the Pavilion.
The café is open on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter months from 10am – 3pm.
The boating lake is open in the summer months only. There is a footpath around the lake from Darnton Road upto Chadwick Dam.
Conservatory – Currently Closed
The Conservatory is currently closed whilst refurbishment takes place. We expect it to re-open in March 2013.
Aviary – Currently Closed
The aviary will be stocked in Spring 2013 once the weather has improved to give the animals and birds the best chance to settle into their new surroundings.
The park is currently opened at 08.00 and is closed approximately 16.00. Please ensure you are out of the park by 15.30. The closing time will change once we start getting lighter evenings.
There are frequent bus services from Ashton and Stalybridge which stop near the park; the 348, 236, 237 all run along Stamford Road. For more information on bus times please click here .
The park is approximately 6 minute walk from Stalybridge Train Station and about 20 minute walk from Ashton-under-Lyne Train Station. For more information on train times please click here .
Pay and display car parking is available on the park’s car park at Darnton Road. On street parking is also available around the Park but please be considerate to local residents. Parking regulations are enforced in this area. Please note there is no car parking in the park. The postcode for the park is SK15 1NJ.
The Council are hoping to start Stamford Park Friends’ Group again. We want the group to develop into an active and supporting group who have the best interests of the park at heart. Whilst the Council will be involved in getting the group established again we hope it can become independent and self-sustaining. The group should represent all park users, whether you’re a dog-walker, young parent, bowler or just enjoy visiting the park so please come along to find out more.
The next meeting is on 31 January 2013 at 6.30pm at Stalybridge Civic Hall.
For any queries or comments about the park please contact the park on the details below.