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 open during May at weekends and in the school holidays (Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June), from 11am - 4:30pm (last admission).

  • Paddling pool

The paddling pool will open for the summer season from Saturday 4 May. Opening times are from 8am to 8pm.

  • Visitor Point

The Visitor Point will be open during May at weekends and in the school holidays (Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June), from 11am - 4:30pm (last admission).

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. [206KB]

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.

Helter Skelter
Paddling pool - Opens for summer season from Saturday 4 May, 8am to 8pm. 

Mini golf - Our mini golf course in Stoke Park Gardens has 18 holes. Mini golf will be open during May on the weekends and in the school holidays (Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June), from 11am - 4:30pm (last admission). Please note, mini golf will be closed in bad weather. 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.

Stoke Park Visitor Point
Helter Skelter - The Helter Skelter has been returned to the children's playground after being refurbished.

Visitor Point - The Visitor Point will be open during May at weekends and in the school holidays (Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June), from 11am - 4:30pm (last admission).


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

  • Helter Skelter

  • 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.