Friends of Thompson and Queens Park

The Friends of Thompson and Queen’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 ‘Fun in the Park’ day on the August Bank Holiday and sometimes on Whitsunday.

Summer Holiday Challenge – The Towneley Code

Our Summer Holiday Challenge starts on Saturday 20th July and runs throughout the school holidays!

It involves both a picture and a word trail taking you around woodland walk 3 on the Towneley Walks leaflet. You can get the leaflet via the link or from the Hall and Rotunda. It is a 2.5 mile route and you don’t have to do it all in one go, it can be done over more than one visit.

When you have cracked the code you can design a poster for our competition using the code to tell people how to look after our lovely park. (2 entries per trail sheet purchased)

Sheets are available from, and can be returned to, the Hall Shop or the Rotunda and cost £5 (cash preferred at the shop). Prizes will be presented on Thursday 22nd August.

All profits go to the Friends of Towneley Park to help maintain and improve the park.

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Join us on the Mutt Strut

Please support our local RSPCA animal centre at Altham by joining the Mutt Strutt
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Dragons in Towneley Park

The Friends of Towneley Park are raising funds for a Dragon Trail Art Installation in Thanet Lee Woods and are looking for local sponsors. The idea for the project came about when they
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