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Stamford Park


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".

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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 are out of action at present whilst staff are on training relating to the fountains and we’ll have them back on ASAP – keep an eye on the website for details.

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 is now closed for the winter. Thank you all that have been, all that have volunteered and worked there and all that have made it as much fun as it has been. We have loved every minute and are very proud to be the lease holders of this wonderful place/ Now to our community tidy up days, working together to develop the area into the nature reserve it deserves to be. Please keep watching out for all our events for the winter and 2018.

The Boating Lake and Chadwick Dam have been leased to Ridgehill Big Local Enterprises supporting Ridgehill Big Local.  They are currently working on improving the fishing lake of Chadwick Dam and will then move on to the Boating Lake so for now it is closed to the public.  If you would like more information or to get involved please contact Facebook Ridgehill-enterprise

Stamford Park Boating Lake will be open over the next few weeks as below:

Saturday 18th 12 till 5pm
Sunday 19th 12 till 5pm

Saturday 25th of May 12 till 5pm
Sunday 26th of May 12 till 5pm
Monday 27th of May 12 till 4pm

Wednesday 29th of May 1pm till 4pm
Thursday 30th of May 2 till 6pm
Friday  31st of May 2 till 6pm

Saturday 1st of June 12 till 5pm
Sunday the 2nd of June 12 till 5pm


The Conservatory will be closed for the foreseeable future while a structural survey of the roof is carried out.


The aviary is open every day between 10am and 3pm and features a range of birds, poultry and small mammals.

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.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Hyde Depot
Park Road
SK14 4JT
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