Friends of Stoke Park meeting

The next Friends of Stoke Park meeting is being held on 29 November and will among other things cover updates on the Stoke Park Consultation, Stoke Park Masterplan and the car parking order and car park works. The meeting starts at 7pm at the Greenark Hall (Lido Road, Guildford GU1 1HB). See the event page for more information.

Stoke Park

Guildford's largest park, which has retained its Green Flag Award winning status this year, has plenty of beautiful open green space, a fully-equipped children's playground, skate park, paddling pool, boating pond and minigolf course.

Stoke Park banner

Opening times

  • Mini golf 

Mini golf will be closed from Monday 1 October for the winter season.

  • Paddling pool

The paddling pool will be closed for the winter season from Monday 1 October and is expected to re-open in May 2019.

  • Visitor Point

The Visitor Point is now closed for the winter season.

Skate Park
50 hectares of open green space

Children's playground - Recommended ages 4 - 8.

Group activities and events - Stoke Park is home to many of Guildford's outdoor fitness and exercise sessions. 

If you run fitness sessions or outdoor exercise classes and wish to use Stoke Park, please fill out our icon fitness application form. [202.5KB]

New Fitness Trail sit up feature
Model boating pond - the boating pond is open.

Skate park - Located behind Guildford College, the skate park has quirky features and tons of flow.

Fitness trail - The Stoke Park fitness trail has been refurbished. The solid timber frame now includes newer versions of the equipment and signs explaining how each piece of equipment should be used. The surface below the equipment is a rubber mulch.

Paddling pool - From Monday 1 October, the paddling pool will be closed for the winter season. It is expected to re-open in May 2019.

Mini golf - Our mini golf course in Stoke Park Gardens has 18 holes. Mini golf will be closed from Monday 1 October for the winter season.

Prices are: adults £4.50; under-16s £3.00; group ticket £12.50 (two adults and three under-16s). For more information, or to check availability, please call the Rangers Service on 07880 784947 or Parks and Leisure Services on 01483 444718.

Helter Skelter - The Helter Skelter is currently being refurbished by a specialist company. We will update you once we have a completion date for the work.

Stoke Park Visitor Point
Visitor Point - The Stoke Park Visitor Point is now closed for the winter season.


Stoke Park refurbished tennis courts
All of the sports facilities at Stoke Park are available to hire by organised clubs and individuals alike.

These details may change subject to demand.

  • Football - 4 full size (11-a-side) grass football pitches, 2 9-a-side grass football pitches and a 7-a-side (junior) grass football pitch.

  • Rugby - 3 full size rugby pitches.

Tennis court

  • Cricket - 2 cricket pitches.

  • Lacrosse - 3 lacrosse pitches.

  • Rounders - 6 rounders pitches.

  • Tennis - 3 tennis courts and 1 tennis / netball court.

Booking the tennis courts

All tennis court bookings must be made in advance during office hours, when the attendants' hut is not staffed, out of peak season. Players will be issued with a code to unlock the gate at the time of booking the court.

Our Ranger Team is not able to take bookings out of office hours or collect cash on the day.

For further information on how to book, please see our Sports pitches and courts page


You can hire the park for your commercial or community events. Recent events include music concerts, food festivals, outdoor cinemas, community fetes and sponsored walks. If you would like to discuss your event plans please see our page about the hire of public parks and open spaces

If you want to know what events are taking place, please see our events calendar.


Stoke Park playground 1
Stoke Park playground 2

Children's playground, recommended age 4 - 8.

  • Swings

  • Slide

  • See-saw

  • Springers

  • Whizzer

  • Multi-play


  • Public toilets.

  • Pavilion with changing rooms and toilets - available to sports hirers only


There is a small public car park on Nightingale Road (GU1 1ER) which is accessible via the Home Farm entrance. The student car park at Guildford College (GU1 1EZ) can be used after 6pm weekdays and is open to the public all day during weekends and college holidays. Enquiries regarding the college car park should be directed to Guildford College.

There is also a public car park at the end of Lido Road (GU1 1HB). Visit our car parks page for more information on parking.