Who we are

The Friends of Nuttall Park are a group of volunteers who help to keep the park tidy and through raising funds improve the park by adding playground equipment and plants.

We are always looking for new volunteers - contact us

Friends of Nuttall Park volunteers get involved in many ways

The Gardening Group meets on Tuesday afternoons 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March to November to tend for flowerbeds and the wildflower patch, as well as general tidying of the park.

The Tea Room is open most weekends, and provides an income for the group. Look out for the signs

The toilets are opened when the base is open, and at other times when volunteers are available.  

Task Days are held throughout the year, when a number of volunteers meet to clear balsam, paint and clean the furniture in the park, tidy leaves, e.t.c.  

Events such as the Lantern Parade and Easter Fun Hunt are held to provide a community day out. Extra volunteers are required for these events.


Some of the volunteers help with most of the activities, and some only want to be involved with one activity.

We welcome extra volunteers who are prepared to help with any of the above activities. Please contact us if you can spare some time to improve the park

Hiring the Base

The Friends of Nuttall Park took over the management of the Nuttall Park Base in the centre of the park at the end of 2013. It is available for hire and is suitable for parties, meetings, craft activities,  e.t.c.

There is a small kitchen for serving tea, coffee and cold refreshments.



Booking enquiries should be made by email to


initially to provisionally reserve your chosen date and time, or use the contact page. The bookings page also shows current bookings

After we have confirmed the date is available, we will send an application form and the term and conditions (which are basically to clean and tidy up after use and remove all waste). The application form should be returned within 7 days to secure the booking. Payment can be made electronically or on the day. The current fees for private parties are £20 for 1 hour, £30 for 2 hours and £40 for 3 hours. Fees for longer hours will be advised at the time of booking. There are discounts for regular bookings and use of the base for community groups

Please note that bookings are for the base and public use of the park only and do not cover any other exclusive use of the park, such as organised activities, erecting gazebos or bouncy castles. These should be requested via the Parks and Countryside Service at Bury Metro or 0161 253 5899

How we raise and spend money

We have 3 sources of income

1) Hiring the base for community groups and private parties and companies

Regular users of the base are  Kids Rock, Bugs and Bees and Qfirst Sports

2) Running a tea room on weekends

3) Holding special events such as Spring Trail, Plant Sales, Love Parks Week, Lantern Parade and Seasonal Weekend

In 2017 we raised over £10,000 from these 3 income streams and after expenses, we have £8,000 to spend in 2018 on park improvements. We welcome your suggestions.

In 2015, we added the zip wire and infant trim trail in the playground, the defibrillator case, plants for the wildflower garden and flower beds , and made the boules court

In 2016, we put a fence around the wildflower garden. This was partly funded by the Township Forum. We also added an accessible swing,

replaced the boules court, which was damaged in the boxing day floods,

and improved the toilets. We also worked with Bury Council to replace the bins to include lids to deter magpies and squirrels

In 2017, we expanded the perimeter path to be 1.8m wide. 

 New path under construction

  Completed path


Events coming up

  • Friday 23rd March 7 p.m  - Bat Walk
  • Saturday 31st March 10 - 2 p.m - Rammyrocks Fest
  • Monday 2nd April - 11 - 3 p.m.  Easter Fun Hunt
  • Saturday 7th April -  2 - 4 p.m.  Foraging in Nuttall Park - Book Here
  • Sunday 21st May 11 - 4 p.m. Annual Plant Sale

See below for more details

Friday 23rd March   7 p.m.

A Bat walk around the park. All welcome, just turn up on the night.

If the bats aren't likely to be flying on the night due to weather conditions, we will cancel the event on Facebook and have an alternative date of Friday 13th April

Easter Saturday 10 - 2 p.m

Rammyrocks Fest  - organised by the Rammyrocks Facebook group, and supported by the Friends of Nuttall Park, who will run the tea room

Further details to follow but there will be:-
* rock painting
* tombola
* guess the weight of the rock
* refreshments to purchase for a donation from the base

Volunteers will be needed to help - anything from painting some rocks for the tombola, making cakes for us to sell or helping on the day, either in the base or with the rock painting.

We will produce a poster soon but in the meantime please go to the events section and let us know if you’re coming so we can give the park an idea of numbers for refreshments.

Thanks all - Sigrid and Helen 

Easter Monday  10 - 2 p.m

On Easter Monday, the 2nd April, we will be holding a hunt around the park looking for clues.  Register at the base for a sheet with a suggested donation of £1 per sheet.  There will be a gift for each child at the end of the hunt and the tea room will be open

Events Coming up

Saturday 7th April 2 - 4 p.m

Foraging in Nuttall Park led by  with David Winnard from Discover the Wild!

The event needs to be pre-booked - book here

Cost is £5 per adult with a maximum of 20 people. Accompanied children are free.  The event was held in April 2017 and was fully booked, so book early

Spring offers some amazing plants and fungi that have culinary and medicinal uses, some of which have fascinating stories behind them. From the delightful Wild Garlic where Ramsbottom gets its name to tangy Wood Sorrel and fungi like the appropriately named St George's Mushroom - which usually appears around the same time as the day we all celebrate.

Sunday 21st May  11 - 4 p.m

Our popular plant sale will talk place on Sunday 21st May. Come and pick up a bargain, as prices are low. All proceeds go towards Park Improvements


Tuesday  Gardening

The  Gardening club will restart on Tuesday 6th March 2018 and then runs from 1.30 to 3.30 each Tuesday until the end of November. Meet at the Nuttall Park Base or find us within the park

Regular Events

Kids Rock are a private company who hire the base on a Wednesday morning from 10:30 for music and songs for pre-school children.

Bugs and Bees Outdoor Toddler Group runs on a Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Register at the Base

Junior Park Run

Every Sunday in Nuttall Park for 4 - 11 years old

A free event

You need to register once at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/


Weekend Tea Room

The Base will be used as a tea room when there are volunteers to run it, usually at weekends if the base is not booked for a party

There will be signs within the park when the tea room is open

and usually details on the facebook page. Come along and say hello. Refreshments are available with donations going to help further work in the park. If you can help, contact us.

Bat Walk

We hold regular Bat walks around the park run by Jerry Sorfleet. The last one in August 2017 attracted around 100 people.  The next one is on Friday 23rd March with a reserve date of the 13th April


Base for Hire

The base is available for hire. It is suitable for children’s parties for up to 40 adults and children and meetings for 20 people. You are welcome to arrange a visit to the base to see if it is suitable for your event.

There is a regular term time booking on Wednesday morning by Kids Rock and on Friday morning by Bugs and Bees Outdoor toddler group

If there are no bookings at the weekend, and volunteers are available, the tea room will be open subject to volunteers being available, usually between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Check the facebook page.

If the entry is ‘Provisonal Booking’ ; enquire and we will check if the date is available

Booking calendar


You can either contact us via email at info@friendsofnuttallpark.co.uk
or fill in the contact form below


Nuttall Park is located just off the centre of Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire and the car park is down Nuttall Hall Rd.

There is foot access from Cormar Carpets under the railway bridge, and also access from Nuttall Lane

The postcode is BL0 9LU