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 (tracey.gaynor@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk) or Anne Shirley on 01279 712146 (anne.shirley@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk).

 

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
Room Information: 
Sworders Field Bishop's Stortford Herts
CM23 2EL (map)
Latest News: 
Parkrun will take place every Saturday at 09:00hrs unless: (see exceptions marked ** below) 

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/ 

Start date TBC Sunday - 09:30-10:30 hrs - Fitness with Marc James (by the Bandstand)

Fitness for all levels, and both men & women.  For further information or to book please contact Marc 07475470025 email contact@marcjamesfitness.co.uk 

Tuesdays Marc James Fitness Box-Fit Class near the Bandstand - June to September  19:00-20:00 £5 per class for further information call Marc 07475470025 or email contact@marcjamesfitness.co.uk

Fridays The Wonder Tree Yoga in the Park near the Bandstand starting April to September 2022 09:30-10:30 for further information contact Sara 07811284145 or email info@thewondertree.co.uk wwwthewondertree.co.uk

Bookings 2022

Cogger's Nationwide Ammusements: 
Funfair 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

Bishop's Stortford Music Festival 2nd-4th June 2022   ** 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) 

Details to be confirmed nearer the time.

Bishop's Stortford Town Carnival - 19th June 2022  ** 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 (Details to and theme to be confirmed nearer the time)

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 

Sunday 25 June 2022 - Castle Park Fitness/Goodness in the park

Details to be confirmed.  A day of Fitness & Wellbeing  - Family event :day of Fitness & Well-being Meditation. For further details please contact Adriana, email  adrianapotts1@gmail.com

Childrens World  operating on weekend 2,3, & 9,10 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

15 July 2022 - Stortford Heros ** 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) 

(Event details to be confirmed nearer the time) 

The Nearly Festival (6 -7 August 2022). Operating times: Saturday 12:00-21:00 hrs and Sunday 12:00-20:00 hrs 

(2 day music festival - details to be confirmed nearer the time) 

13 September 2022 - Time: (TBC) Grove Cottage Food Festival

Event details to be confirmed nearer the day.

Cogger's Nationwide Ammusements: 
Funfair Operating days: 8-10 September 15-18 September 22-25 September 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