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Stoke Park

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Following Government guidance, our sports are opening again, please visit our sports pitches and courts page for updates and booking instructions.

Stoke Park Fitness Trail is closed.

Guildford's largest park, which has retained its Green Flag Award winning status this year, has 50 hectares of open green space, a fully-equipped children's playground, skate park, paddling pool, boating pond and minigolf course.

Opening times

Mini golf   

Throughout June, mini golf will be open on weekends only, from 10am - 4.30pm (last admission). 

We do not take advanced bookings, just turn up and play (mini golf will be closed in bad weather). We only accept card payments. Contact the Ranger Team on 07880 784 947 with any enquiries.

Adult - £4.60

Junior / Concession - £3.10

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 under 18s) - £12.80

Paddling pool

The paddling pool is open. 

The paddling pool can become very crowded on warm days and we advise a maximum stay of one hour. You must observe the Covid-19 advice notices on site and leave and return on another day if the area is crowded.

Model boating pond 

The model boating pond has reopened.

Visitor Point

The Visitor Point is open throughout the May/June half term week from 10am to 4.30pm. 

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 for word fitness application form. [206KB]

New Fitness Trail sit up feature

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

Skate Park

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.


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.

Refurbished Stoke park tennis court

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

Tennis court bookings

All tennis court bookings must be made via our online booking system or by emailing 

Book a tennis court

All tennis bookings are subject to our Icon for word Tennis court bookings terms and conditions [163.5KB].

Our Ranger Team are not able to take bookings or collect cash on the day.


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 what's on in Visit Guildford.


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

Stoke Park playground Stoke Park playground


  • Guildford College Student Car Park (GU1 1EZ) can be used after 6pm week days 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
  • Nightingale Road Car Park (GU1 1ER) which is accessible via Stoke Park's Home Farm entrance, has a four hour free parking limit between 6am to 6pm. Parking can be extended up to seven hours for £5 and £9 for over seven hours.
  • Lido Road Car Park located at the end of Lido Road (GU1 1HB) has a four hour free parking limit between 6am to 6pm. Parking can be extended up to seven hours for £5 and £9 for over seven hours.
  • Burchatt's Farm Car Park (GU1 1TU) is accessible via Stoke Park's Burchatt's Farm Gate entrance.
  • Blue Badge holders can park in any bay, without payment or time limit.

Visit our car parks page for more information on parking.


Nightingale Road, Guildford, GU1 1ER

Friends of Stoke Park

Join the Friends of Stoke Park email list by emailing

Stoke Park masterplan

A project board has been set up to progress the masterplan.  The first stage will be to create a detailed brief based on the outcomes from the Stoke Park consultation.  This will form part of a tender for a landscape architect later in 2020.

View online the Icon for word summary report of the findings. [50.42KB]

Visiting Stoke Park

Stoke park is Guildford's largest and most popular award winning park. There are 27 hectares of unspoiled rolling grassland and open views across Guildford.

Why not explore our recently restored Japanese garden or cool off on a hot day in the paddling pool? You can play minigolf, have fun in the playground or relax in our peaceful rose garden. There is something for everyone at Stoke Park.

Stoke Park Aerial View  Stoke Park Boating Lake& Kiosk

Opening hours

  • Stoke Park Gardens is open daily from 8am until dusk.


Nightingale Road


Blue badge holders are exempt from parking conditions at Nightingale road and Lido road car parks.
For more information on parking please see our car parks page.

Car Park Information and Charges

Guildford College student car park, Stoke Road.

Located off the Recreation road round-about.

  • Weekdays after 6pm only - free
  • All day weekends and college holidays - free

College car park enquiries should be directed to Guildford College

Nightingale Road car park, (GU1 1ER)

Lido Road car park, (GU1 1HB)
  • 4 hours free parking between 6am-6pm 
  • 4-7 Hours - £5
  • 7+  Hours - £9

A ticket still needs to be displayed for a stay of 4 hours or less

Burchatt's Farm car park, London Road (GU1 1TU)Free parking at all times


A Green Flag park

Green Flag Award Logo

Stoke park is Green Flag award winner. The awards scheme is the national benchmark standard. It recognises well managed parks and green spaces. To win, parks must meet high standards and have excellent facilities. For further information, and to find other Green Flag parks and open spaces, visit the Green Flag Award website.

Things to see and do at Stoke Park


The children's playground is home to the iconic helter skelter and legendary stoke park crocodile. You'll also find adult and junior swings, multi play units and a see saw.

Stoke Park Playground Aerial   Stoke Park Playground - Ground Level

Paddling pool 

The paddling pool is open.

  • It's free to use
  • located in Stoke Park gardens

The paddling pool can become very crowded during warmer weather. We advise a maximum stay of one hour so that everybody can safely enjoy the paddling pool. You must observe the Covid -19 notices on site. Please avoid the pool area if it is crowded and return another time. 

Swim nappies are available to buy at the visitor point.

Paddling Pool Sprinklers   Stoke Park Paddling Pool

Skate Park 

  • free to skate
  • located behind Guildford College in Stoke Park, Lido Road, GU1 1HB

Stoke Park Skate Park   Stoke Park Skatepark

Mini golf 

Throughout September, mini golf will be open on the weekends only.
Opening hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm (last admission)

  • located in Stoke Park gardens
  • advanced booking not required
  • we only accept card payments
  • mini golf will be closed in bad weather
(up to 2 adults and 3 under 18s) 


Contact the Ranger team on 07880 784 947 with any enquiries.

Mini Golf Aerial   Mini Golf - Hole 3

Fitness trail

  • a series of wooden exercise equipment
  • each item has a sign explaining how it can be used
  • free to use on a first come, first served basis

Stoke Park Fitness Trail   Stoke Park Sit up

Stoke Park kiosks

There are 2 kiosks in Stoke Park gardens serving a range of refreshing food, drinks and ice cream. 

  • the main kiosk is located next to the boating lake with outdoor seating
  • smaller ice cream kiosk next to the paddling pool

The kiosks are independently run. For more information please visit the Stoke Park kiosk facebook page

Stoke park Kiosk  Stoke park Kiosk Ice Cream

Model boating pond 

  • free to sail model boats
  • located in Stoke Park gardens

Stoke Park Boating Lake& Kiosk   Stoke Park Boating Lake

Visitor Point

Open at weekends 10am - 4:30pm

The visitor point is located at Stoke Park gardens, here you can:

  • find out information 
  • buy mini golf tickets
  • buy table tennis tickets
  • buy swim nappies

We only accept card payments.


  • public toilets in Stoke Park gardens
  • disabled toilet in Stoke Park gardens
  • pavillion with changing rooms and toilets (available to sports hirers only)

Sports facilities

 All sports facilities at Stoke Park are available to hire.

These details may change subject to demand.

Tennis and netball courts

  • located in Stoke Park gardens
  • three tennis courts
  • tennis / netball court

Book a tennis or netball court

Stoke Park Tennis


  • four full size (11-a side) grass football pitches
  • two (9-a-side) grass football pitches
  • junior (7-a-side) grass football pitch

Book a football pitch

Stoke Park Football


  • three full size rugby pitches 

Book a rugby pitch

Stoke Park Pitches


  • two cricket pitches

Book a cricket pitch


  • three lacrosse pitches

Book a lacrosse pitch

Stoke Park Lacrosse


  • six rounders pitches

Book a rounders pitch

Athletics track

  • 400m athletics track 

Book the athletics track

Stoke Park Athletics

Table tennis table

  • located at Stoke Park gardens
  • tickets available from the visitor point in Stoke Park


Stoke park has hosted a wide variety of events. From large scale national events to small community fetes. Recent events have included music concerts, food festivals, outdoor cinemas and sponsored walks. Stoke park hosts regular fitness classes and the Guildford park run.

Book Stoke Park for an event or fitness class

Stoke Park Event   Stoke Park Event

If you want to know what events are taking place, please see what's on in Visit Guildford website.

Friends of Stoke Park

What is a friends group?

The friends group is a collection of people who value their local parks and open spaces. They want to enhance their local parks to meet the needs of the local community. The group is a strong link between the council and residents. It's a way for residents to share their views and ideas about the future of the park. This will help inform the council about local needs.

What can friends groups do?

  • discuss views and concerns about the park
  • raise issues about maintenance or improvements 
  • produce leaflets, newsletters or a history of the park pamphlet
  • set up a website or social media page about your park and the friends' activities
  • organise events such as bulb and tree planting, clear-up days or picnics
  • apply for grants for some of the things above

If you would like to join the friends of Stoke Park email list, please email