Ridley Park was established in 1904 on land donated by Viscount Matthew White Ridley next to the docks in the eastern area of Blyth. It is ideally located less than five minutes’ walk from the town centre and there is a small on site car park together with limited on street parking nearby. In 2013 Friends of Ridley Park won "Love Northumberland - runner up Best New Project" and in 2014 the park won "Northumberland in Bloom Joint Gold award".
We (Friends of Ridley Park) work with Northumberland County Council and Blyth Town Council to improve facilities for park visitors including but not limited to:
- Wild flower areas
- Wild bird feeding station
- Outdoor bowls and croquet
- Bench painting
- Bird boxes
- Trees (planting and labelling)
- Park noticeboard
Our Pavilion is available for parties, meetings and exhibitions - contact the Secretary below for details
FORP has 20 active members.
How to Join
We welcome all and meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm in the Pavilion, Ridley Park.
Ridley Park, Blyth.
Correspondence: Stuart Olley, 174 Gladstone Street, Blyth, NE24 1HY 01670 7369044 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/FriendsOfRidleyPark Park 8am till 8pm. Pavilion by arrangement only.