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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.

Kids in paddling pool

Activities

Stoke Park whole site photo Adventure trail Skate Park Fitness trail 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. [203.5KB]

Model boating pond - The boating pond is closed for the season. 

Unfortunately, the boating pond is leaking to such an extent that it is not an environmentally friendly, or a financially feasible option to simply top it up. The pond was built in the 1930s and has survived well with minor repairs, but is now due for a major overhaul. 

Paddling pool - The paddling pool is now closed for the season. We anticipate it will re-open in May 2018.

Mini golf - Our mini golf course in Stoke Park Gardens has 18 holes. During February to May the mini golf hut is being replaced with a new Stoke Park Visitor Point. During this time there will be limited access to the mini golf course and the public toilets. Between 26 February and 25 May 2018, please check availability with Parks and Leisure Services on 01483 444718 or email parks@guildford.gov.uk before setting off to play. The course is expected to reopen on Friday 25 May 2018.

Prices are: adults £4.50; under-16s £3.00; group ticket £12.00 (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.  

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

Fitness trail - The Stoke Park Fitness trail is currently undergoing refurbishment. Work on the Fitness trail has unfortunately been delayed by the wet weather. We hope to reopen the trail by the end of January, but this is weather dependant.

Sports

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.

  • Cricket - 2 cricket pitches.

  • Lacrosse - 3 lacrosse pitches.

  • Rounders - 6 rounders pitches.

  • Tennis - 2 tennis courts and 2 tennis / netball courts.

Booking the tennis courts

The tennis courts at Stoke Park Gardens have now reopened following their refurbishment.

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

Events

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.

Playground

Stoke Park playground 1 Stoke Park playground 2  

Children's playground, recommended age 4 - 8.

  • Swings

  • Slide

  • See-saw

  • Springers

  • Whizzer

  • Multi-play

The Helter Skelter in Stoke Park has been loved by many for years. Unfortunately at this time it is not operational.

A specialist company will be refurbishing the Helter Skelter over the winter months and it will be restored ready for summer 2018.

Facilities

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

Parking

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.