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).


Scale of Charges - Daily Hire 2020
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
Room Information: 
Sworders Field Bishop's Stortford Herts
CM23 2EL (map)
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Castle Park Parkrun - Every Saturday 09:00hrs (see exceptions marked ** below) (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

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/ 

Cogger's Nationwide Ammusements - Funfair Operating days: 7-9 May, 13-16 May and 20- 23rd May 2021

Ride prices are all rides £2.00 per person, Dodgems £2.50 per car.  Times 17:00-21:00 hrs weekdays and 14:00-21:00 hrs Saturdays, 14:00-19:00hrs Sundays.

Sunday 6 June  2021 - The Wellbeing Triathion for further details contact Adriana - email adrianapotts1@gmail.com

Childrens World Operating on  10 & 11 July 2021

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 6  fun rides for under 10's and 5 inflatables - is just one price of £7.50 for endless rides.  For further details contact  Susan Carey on Tel No: 07976 270697.

Sunday 18 July 2021 - Castle Park Goodness in the park, a day of Fitness & Wellbeing  - Family event :day of Fitness & Well-being Meditation further details contact Adriana, email  adrianapotts1@gmail.com