Friends of Thompson and Queens Park

The Friends of Thompson and Queenโ€™s Park are a group of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. (set up in 19**?) (will ask Michelle or check the constitution) Our principal aim is to preserve and enhance this wonderful park for future generations through volunteer activity and fund raising.

Get involved

There are many ways in which you can get involved and opportunities are open to people of all walks of life and ability. You can register your interest in volunteering here.

We have regular volunteer sessions in the park every Tuesday morning at 10am which cover a wide range of task such as horticultre, painting, path maintenance and litter picking. Meet at the Volunteer Hub, located near the bottom end of the lake. You are welcome to just turn up for a taster session. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing.

If you want to get involved with planning or have ideas you wish to propose, please contact Michelle Wolfenden by email or phone 07759739360.

Find out about General volunteering opportunities at Burnley Borough Council

Annual Events

Annual events vary year to year so please check our facebook page here for the most up to date information.  Most years we host two Family Fun Days, one on the Whitsunday Bank Holiday and one at the August Bank Holiday. 

If you want to get involved in organising events please click here to register as a VIP.

Most years we host at least one โ€˜Fun in the Parkโ€™ day on the August Bank Holiday and sometimes on Whitsunday.

Trout at Towneley Hall

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŸ Our baby trout have arrived, and visitors (& the team!) are already loving our new fishy guests! ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฑ

โ€˜Trout at Towneleyโ€™ is a partnership between Ribble Rivers Trust and Towneley Hall. We have been able to welcome a tank of baby trout, known as fry, to the prime position of our shop. Visitors to the Hall will see them grow into adult fish. Once the fish are large enough, they will be released into local rivers to help grow the population of native fish in the area.

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Looking for something to do at half term?

Come and have a go at our โ€™History, Myth and Mystery Trail!โ€™ Was there really a boggart under this bridge?? The trail starts in the hall and then continues outside. Trail sheets are
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Dead hedge building

Thanks to Henry, the green activities co-ordinator, for putting on a dead hedge building session in Thanet Lee last Friday (9th). We all enjoyed it and were pleased with the start we made.
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