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Stamford Park


The fountains at Stamford Park are not operational at present and will not be operational until further notice.  The playground is closed until further notice as directed by Government.  Do not attempt to use the play equipment.  The aviary is also closed until further notice.


What’s On

To see what's on at Stamford Park, go see our What's On calendar, click on "Advanced Search" in the top right and keyword search on "Stamford Park".

Please send us any suggestions for activities and events you'd like to see.

Family Fun Day Boating Lake Pond Dipping /Bug Hunting


Facilities in Stamford Park



The Pavilion Café is open 7 days a week from 10am – 3pm during the winter months and the building will be open until 4pm for toilets. For bookings of the function rooms please contact 0161 342 3742.
View the Highfield Pavillion Menu(0.69MB)
View Stamford Park and Highfield Pavilion Cafe Events(5.97MB)
View the Stamford Park Specials Board (1.4MB)


The Fountains and Darnton Road toilets will be closing over the winter period from 3rd November to 31st March. The toilets at the Pavilion Café will still be available.

The dingleFloral 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.

Water FeatureFountain

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.

The fountains will be on from 10.00am to 7pm 7 days a week from April until October.

Multi use games area

This tarmac area adjacent to Darnton Road can be used for football, basketball, cricket and a variety of other sports.

Bowling Greens

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.

Land Train

There is a land train in Stamford Park which offers short trips around the park for adults and children, the train can be boarded near the children’s play area. It operates each day in the school holidays and at weekends subject to weather.
Please note that this attraction is not operated by the Council and there is a charge for it.

Bouncy Castle and Trampolines

There are bouncy castles and trampolines in the park which offer great fun for children visiting the park. They are located near the children’s play area. They operate each day in the school holidays and at weekends subject to weather.

Please note that this attraction is not operated by the Council and there is a charge for it.

Boating Lake

Stamford Park Boating Lake will be open as follows over the main 5 weeks summer holidays:

  • From the 29th of July until the 1st of September
  • Closed every Monday

Pedalos and Rowing Boats

Open 12-5 everyday including Saturday and Sunday for pedalos and rowing boats (all ages)


We will be open 1:30 till 3:30pm every Saturday and Sunday for zorbing (age 10 upwards)

We will also have zorbing available 1:30 till 3:30pm every Thursday and Friday from the week beginning the 6th of August until the week ending the 25th of August.


The aviary is open every day between 10am and 3pm and features a range of birds, poultry and small mammals.
The aviary will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Park Opening and Closing

The park is currently opened at 08.00 and is closed at dusk. Please ensure you are out of the park by then. The closing time will change once we start getting lighter evenings.

How to find the Park

Bus symbol 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 Link to External Website.

Train icon 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 Link to External Website.

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.

For any queries or comments about the park please contact the park on the details below.

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Hyde Depot
Park Road
SK14 4JT
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