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. 

To hire, contact Tracey Gaynor on  01279 715004 (tracey.gaynor@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk)  or Anne  Shirley on 01279 712146 (anne.shirley@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk)


NB: The use of chineese lantins and hellium balloons is not permitted on Sworders field.

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) 

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/

*** No park run this day - please check Parkrun Website for alternative arrangements*** 


Walk for the World - Starting 17:00 hours on  Saturay 29 Febraury  - Sunday 1 March 2020 Marco Polo Events 24 hour charity run/walk for further detials contact Joss email joss.linney@marcopoloevents.com or phone  07917115847

Childrens World

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.

Cogger's Nationwide Ammusements - Funfair Operating days  16 to 19  and 23 to 26  April 2020

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.

Enjoy funfair entertainment for all the family on Sworders Field provided by Cogger's Nationwide Amusements. For further details contact Cogger's Nationwide Amusements on Tel No: 01452 306635 or Mobile: 078366 99599 or email: coggers@funfair-carnivals.co.uk.  see website: www.funfair-carnivals.co.uk.

Friday 22 May 2020 - 13:00-17:00  Charity 5 a side Football Match for futher information contact emily.tickridge@eastherts.gov.uk or phone 01992531676


***MUSIC FESTIViLE 8 & 9 May 2020 for further information contact Twig 07734865194 or email stortfordmusicfestival@hotmail.co.uk***

***Saturday 20 June 2020 - Bishop's Stortford Town Carnival and Fun Day, Sworders Field - Theme A DAY AT THE CIRCUS***

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council welcomes you to Bishop’s Stortford Carnival and Fun Day 2020 . The Carnival brings the community together to celebrate everything that is good about Bishop’s Stortford and promises to be a great day out for all ages. The procession starts from the Rhodes arts centre at 12.30.  The floats will process through South Street, Potter Street and Market Square before finishing on North Street at approximately 13.15.  By then the fun on the field, which commences at 12 Noon and carries on until 5pm (times to be confirmed) will be in full swing. In total over 100 community groups and other organisations will be taking part.  These usually include charities, local businesses and touring attractions as well as a variety of entertainment for children and adults alike.  

Bishop’s Stortford Carnival and Fun Day is operated by Bishop’s Stortford Town Council for Bishop’s Stortford and its surrounding communities. For further details contact Bishop's Stortford Tourist Information Centre Tel no: 01279 655831 or Bishop's Stortford Town Council email: (tic@bishopsstortford.orgwww.bishopsstortford.org/venue-hire/sworders-field Telephone Number: 01279 715001

Sunday 19 July 2020 - Castle Park Goodness in the park, a day of Fitness & Wellbeing  - Family event :day of Fitness & Well-being Meditation further details contact Adriana, adrianapotts1@gmail.com