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A large, open field immediately adjacent to the Town Centre suitable for major public events (concerts, festivals, carnival, fairs etc) or smaller activities.  

Our objective for events on Sworders Field is to provide, throughout the year, a variety of entertainment for a wide demographic, and encourage event promotors to come forward with booking requests.  When approached by an event promoter, Bishop's Stortford Town Council will endeavour to provide a picture of other events that are booked, or likely to be booked, so they can reserve the field at the optimum time for their own event.  We may refuse proposed bookings or suggest alternative timings if a proposed event is similar in nature and audience to another occurring within 4 weeks, should we consider that the conflict will be detrimental to the overall objectives for Sworders Field. 

Please Note: The use of chinese lanterns and helium balloons are not permitted on Sworders Field.

To hire, contact Tracey Gaynor on 01279 715004 ( or Anne Shirley on 01279 712146 (


Pricing :
Scale of Charges - Daily Hire 2021
Operational Day £210.00
Non-Operational Day £105.00
Charity & Non Charity (payable for exclusive use only) £50.00
Hourly Hire (no equipment/vehicles) £50.00
Hourly rate - Fitness, Yoga, Pilates £12.00

Sworders Field Bishop's Stortford Herts

CM23 2EL
Latest News :

CASTLE PARK RUN: will take place every Saturday at 09:00hrs unless: (see exceptions marked ** below) 

Park run Sunday 1 January 2023 09:00-10:00 for further details contact

Castle Park Parkrun. The course is 5000m (5K) long and is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and trail paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.  Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.  Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.   For further details please refer to website: 

FUNFAIR: Cogger's Nationwide Amusements: Operating days: 6-8 May, 12-15 May and 19- 22 May 2022

Ride prices tbc: are all rides 2021 prices were: £2.50 per person, Dodgems 3.00 per car.  Times Thursday 17:00-21:00 hrs -  Fridays 17:00-21:30 - Saturdays 14:00-21:30 hrs, - Sunday 14:00-19:00hrs

BISH BASH: Bishop's Stortford Music Festival 2nd-4th June 2022   ** EXCLUSIVE USE** NOTE There will be NO PARK RUN from SWORDERS FIELD this day**    ( Please check the Parkrun website or with the Parkrun event organiser for details

FESTIVAL OF CYCLING: 12 June, 10am to 3pm on Sworder’s Fields

Free community cycling event for all the family! British Cycling and the Bishop’s Stortford Climate group to promote and celebrate cycling in Bishop’s Stortford. If you keep an eye out on facebook page:  For further information contact committee@friendsofcastlepark

CARNIVAL: Bishop's Stortford Town Carnival - 18th June 2022  ** EXCLUSIVE USE***NOTE There will be NO PARK RUN from SWORDERS FIELD this day**    ( Please check the Parkrun website or with the Parkrun event organiser for details of alternive arrangements) 

Family fun day, stall and entertainment 

The Carnival Fun Day is a celebration of everything that is good about Bishop's Stortford, the event includes:
- A parade throughout the town centre
- A fun fair on Sworders Field
- Stalls and food vendors on Sworders Field
- Live musicians and entertainment 

Details to be confirmed.  A day of Fitness & Wellbeing  - Family event :day of Fitness & Well-being Meditation. For further details please contact Adriana, email

PARTY INTHE PARK - 16 July 2022 - Stortford Heros ** EXCLUSIVE USE** NOTE There will be NO PARK RUN from SWORDERS FIELD this day**    ( Please check the Parkrun website or with the Parkrun event organiser for details of alternative arrangements)

FUN FAIR: Children' world : operating on weekends 15 & 16  July also 30 & 31 July 2022

Inflatables and fun fair for under 10 years of age.  As always, wrist bands for rides will be available and are excellent value for money.  There will be various fun rides for under 10's and 5 inflatables - is just one price of £10.00 for endless rides.  armbands valid  from 12:00-18:00  For further details contact  Susan Carey on Tel No: 07976 270697

Saturday 3 September 2022 - Grove Cottage in the Park (12 noon - 10:30pm): 


Food & Drink Festival: Wide variety of food and drink stalls, Live music all day, hot food stalls and bars, kids' zones.

Adult entry ticket £5.00, children Free.  


An evening of comedy and live music with top tribute act Queen II headlining. 

Tickets: £25 per person (includes free entry to the daytime Food Fest - see above)

Tickets can be purchased at