Stamford Park, Ashton-under-Lyne

Stamford Park, Ashton-under-Lyne

Facilities in Stamford 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 Feature
There is a decorative water feature in the park which doubles as a children's splash area on hot days! 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.

Floral and shrub beds
Stamford Park has a strong horticultural tradition and has fabulous formal planting displays throughout 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.

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.

The Highfield Pavilion cafe is now open every day from 10am - 4pm and the toilets are open from 9am - 5pm. 

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
The boating lake is now operated by North Outdoor Interventions; they offer a range of exciting activities on the lake including hire of pedalos, rowing boats, kayaking, and water zorbing. The boating lake is open from 0900 - 1800 every day subject to weather. If you would like to book courses, or for group and party bookings please call 0845 680 7089. The Stamford Belle is not currently in operation as the hull needs major repairs.
Please note that this attraction is not operated by the Council and there is a charge for it.

The Conservatory is open and features a range of tropical plants.

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


Darnton Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, SK15 1NJ
0161 342 8355