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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 paper lanterns and helium balloons are not permitted on Sworders Field.

To hire, contact Tracey Gaynor on 01279 715004 (tracey.gaynor@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

 

Pricing :
Scale of Charges
2024
Operational Day £225.00
Non-Operational Day £112.50
Charity & Non Charity (payable for exclusive use only) £50.00
Hourly Hire (no equipment/vehicles) £50.00
Hourly rate - Fitness, Yoga, Pilates £15.00

Sworders Field Bishop's Stortford Herts

CM23 2EL
Latest News :
CASTLE PARK RUN: will take place every Saturday at 09:00hrs unless otherwise specified on event dates below: (see exceptions marked ** below) - NOTE NO PARK RUN ON SWORDERS FIELD DAY OF CARNIVAL (participants should meet at the Bandstand where the event will start unless otherwise specified- please check with event organisers).

PARK RUN EVENTS: (Saturdays 09:00-10:00) for further details contact simondewhurst@aol.com

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: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/ 

 
RUSSELLS INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS (1-6 May 2024)

further details visit: https://www.russellscircus.co.uk/

FUNFAIR: Cogger's Nationwide Amusements  (16-19 May, 2024) 

We apologies that Cogger's Fun Fair were unable to operate 9 to 12 May 2024 due to the poor ground condition on Sworders Field. 

They will be operating this week from 16 -19 May 2024 and look forward to seeing you.

Funfair for further details contact: coggers@funfair-carnivals.co.uk or Telephone Landline: 01452 306635 or Mobile: 07899841833 website: https://www.funfair-carnivals.co.uk/

D-DAY The 80th anniversary of D-Day (Save the day - 6 June 2024) 

For further information contact Tourist Information Centre, Bishop's Stortford Town Council.  

BISHOP'S STORTFORD TOWN COUNCIL CARNIVAL  (Sat 15 June 2024) ** EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE FIELD ** (note: NO PARK RUN ON SWORDERS FIELD !!!)

The Carnival Parade departs from South Mill Arts (CM23 3JG) at 11.30am, processes through South Street, Potter Street, Market Square, North Street and Northgate End, finishing on Link Road at approximately 12.20pm.  

The Carnival Fun Day on Sworders Field (CM23 2EL) is from 12pm – 5pm; visit over 100 stalls at the Fun Day including a bar as well as delicious food from around the world.  Be sure to visit The Carnival Cruise, a special array of decorated working and pleasure boats, moored along the river between the Register Office (CM23 2DL) and Station Road.  If you wish to make an enquiry about having a pitch at the Carnival then please contact our Tourist Information Centre Team: georgia.king@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk  

CHILDREN'S WORLD FUN  PARK: (28-30 June, 5-7 July 2024)

Children's rides and inflatables charging one price for endless rides,  wristband price  £9.99 

STORT PRIDE SOLIDARITY WALK: (10 August 2024 10:00 - 12:00 hrs)

Parade starts at Sworders Field at 10:45 (meet from 10:00am).  Participants will walk in solidarity through Bishop's Stortford: travelling down Dane Street, past the train station towards the centre of town and then along the river to South Mill Arts Centre.  Arrival at South Mill Arts Centre is expected to be around 11:45 hrs.  Celebrations will then continue at South Mill Arts Centre with live entertainment, community stalls, food trucks and more.  It is free to join in.  For more information view Instagram @stortfordlgbqt.

MUSIC ON THE BANDSTAND BY ACOUSTIC CLUB IN ASSOCIATION WITH BISH BASH: (10-11 August 2024 from 2-8pm)

"Acoustic Club in association with The Bish Bash present 2 days of music at The Bandstand. FREE TO ALL - bring a deckchair or blanket and a picnic.  Licenced bar, Music from 2pm Until 8pm"  For further information please contact: stortfordmusicfestival@hotmail.co.uk

MINDFULLNESS MAVEN BREATHWORK SESSION: Starting 6 July to 28 September 2024

Mindfulness Maven SOMA Breath Saturdays 10:15-11:15 starting 6 July to 28 September 2024, for further information contact Jade at mindfulness.maven.jade@gmail.com, phone 07493035263 booking link https://bookwhen.com/mindfulnessmaven

MULTI-SPORTS ACTIVITIES: (dates to be confirmed)

Tuesdays during the Summer holidays from 5pm-7pm: for further information contact Russell russell.cairns@hertfordshire.gov.uk 

LIVE AT THE BANSTAND EVENTS (Sat 27 July and Sat 3 August 2024)

For programme details or if you have a free performance you would like our team to consider then contact our Tourist Information Centre: Jim Nicholson - Events and Tourism Manager - 01279 712143 or Georgia King - Events and Markets Administrator - 01279 712149  georgia.king@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk or jim.nicholson@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

GRAND OPENING OF CASTLE PARK: (1st September 2024)  
FUNFAIR: Cogger's Nationwide Amusements ( 6 7 8 & 13 14 15  September 2024 

Funfair for further details contact: coggers@funfair-carnivals.co.uk or Telephone Landline: 01452 306635 or Mobile: 07899841833 website: https://www.funfair-carnivals.co.uk/

REINDEER DASH: Grove Cottage fundraising fun run (24 November 2024- to be confirmed)

For further details contact Mina at email mina@mencapgrovecottage.org or telephone 01279 651908 

-----  2025 DATES ----

RUSSELLS INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS (1-5 May 2025)

For Further details visit: https://www.russellscircus.co.uk/

FUNFAIR: Cogger's Nationwide Amusements  (Operational Days: 9-11th May and 15-18th May 2025) 

Funfair for further details contact: coggers@funfair-carnivals.co.uk or Telephone Landline: 01452 306635 or Mobile: 07899841833 website: https://www.funfair-carnivals.co.uk/

BISHOP'S STORTFORD TOWN COUNCIL CARNIVAL  (Sat 21 June 2024) ** EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE FIELD ** (note: NO PARK RUN ON SWORDERS FIELD !!!)

The Carnival Parade departs from South Mill Arts (CM23 3JG) at 11.30am, processes through South Street, Potter Street, Market Square, North Street and Northgate End, finishing on Link Road at approximately 12.20pm.  The Carnival Fun Day on Sworders Field (CM23 2EL) is from 12pm – 5pm; visit over 100 stalls at the Fun Day including a bar as well as delicious food from around the world.  Be sure to visit The Carnival Cruise, a special array of decorated working and pleasure boats, moored along the river between the Register Office (CM23 2DL) and Station Road.  If you wish to make an enquiry about having a pitch at the Carnival then please contact our Tourist Information Centre Team: georgia.king@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk  

CHILDREN'S WORLD FUN  PARK: (Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 June) and (Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 July 2025) 

Children's rides and inflatables charging one price for endless rides,  wristband price  £9.99 

GROVE COTTAGE IN THE PARK: Saturday 12th July 2025

Family fun day, with music, entertainment, food and drink stalls (around 12pm until 8.00pm).  For further details contact: mina@mencapgrovecottage.org 

MULTI-SPORTS ACTIVITIES: (dates to be confirmed)

Tuesdays during the Summer holidays from 5pm-7pm: for further information contact Russell russell.cairns@hertfordshire.gov.uk 

LIVE AT THE BANSTAND EVENTS (Sat 26 July and Sat 2 August 2025)

For programme details or if you have a free performance you would like our team to consider then contact our Tourist Information Centre: Jim Nicholson - Events and Tourism Manager - 01279 712143 or Georgia King - Events and Markets Administrator - 01279 712149  georgia.king@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk or jim.nicholson@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

FUNFAIR: Cogger's Nationwide Amusements (Operational days: 5-7, 11-14 & 18-21 September 2025 

Funfair for further details contact: coggers@funfair-carnivals.co.uk or Telephone Landline: 01452 306635 or Mobile: 07899841833 website: https://www.funfair-carnivals.co.uk/

REINDEER DASH: Grove Cottage fundraising fun run (2025 date- to be confirmed)

For further details contact Mina at email mina@mencapgrovecottage.org or telephone 01279 651908