The rural situation and environment of Stanley Grange provides a natural, green world of leisure and learning opportunities. The woodland area is home to a new sensory garden with three huge, outdoor musical instruments and there are wheelchair and bicycle friendly paths that residents and visitors can enjoy for outdoor activities.
The Garden Centre sells a wide range of hardy perennials and seasonal plants which are grown by green fingered residents who also use allotment plots, to grow their own produce, which they can take home to cook.
In their homes, residents enjoy music sessions, group crafting activities, movie nights, cooking classes, and more recently the addition of Funtime Friday. Check it out every Friday at 1pm here.
Stanley Grange residents are active members of their local community thanks to a diverse and creative network of partnerships with local agencies both within the community and outside in the local area. This helps ensure that a range of leisure, lifestyle and learning opportunities are available to residents.
We have long-established partnerships with Blackburn and Darwen Healthy Living project, Eco Structures and the Shadsworth Community Hub which provides opportunities for residents to participate in community activities and access local services.
Individually and in groups, residents also enjoy day trips to local towns, weekly shopping trips, visiting their families and using public transport to meet friends for coffee. More adventurous residents have experienced skydiving, walking from Blackpool to Stanley Grange and enjoy taking holidays and breaks away.
Off-site activities and programmes are as diverse as the interests of the residents and the Stanley Grange minibus, made possible by generous donations from BASS and The National Lottery Fund, is always off on an adventure somewhere