Fairlands Valley Park

All year round

48 hectares of beautiful parkland situated in the heart of Stevenage with 29 points of interest

Points of Interest

  • Abbots Grove Wood
  • Adventure trail play area
  • Aqua Playground
  • Balancing Pond
  • Bandstand
  • Cafe Car Park
  • Costellos Cafe
  • Environment Lake
  • Fairlands Sailing Centre
  • Fairlands Way Car Park
  • Fishing area
  • Hanginghill Wood
  • Main Car Park
  • Main Lake
  • Maze
  • Memorial Wood
  • Millennium Fountain
  • Millennium Lake
  • Millennium Wood
  • Moat
  • Monks Wood and Whomerley Wood
  • Play area
  • Sailing Centre
  • Shackledell Grassland
  • Shackleton Spring Wood
  • Shephall View Car Park
  • Southfield Car Park
  • Toilets
  • Wiltshire's Spring Wood

On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink
  • Pushchair Friendly Paths
  • Toilets

Park Information

Situated within the heart of Stevenage and covering 120 acres of beautiful parkland, Fairlands Valley Park provides extensive leisure facilities for all. The Park is renowned for its wide range of water sports facilities, with sailing, windsurfing, angling, kayaking and dragon boating taking place on the 11 acre Main Lake.

There is an excellent play area catering for children, toddlers right through to teenagers, located alongside an exciting water play facility. 

The Park provides a variety of habitats which support a range of wildlife.  In addition to the traditional short grass swards, Fairlands Valley Park also benefits from woodland, a network of lakes, long grass swards and grassland which provides a home to the Great Green Bush Cricket – the only colony in Hertfordshire. 

Click here for more information about Fairlands Valley Park

The water sports activities and the high ropes course is run by Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL). For more information, click here...

Fishing is available on the Main Lake and is run by Welwyn Garden City Angling Club - day tickets can be purchased from the bailiff on duty.

How to get here

Parking: There are 4 free car parks accessed from: Broadhall Way (opposite football ground) - For directions click here... Shephall View - For directions click here... Fairlands Way - For directions click here... Six Hills Way - For directions click here...
Public Transport Information: Regular buses serve the park from the town centre. For more information use Intalink website www.intalink.org.uk/timetables or www.nationalrail.co.uk
Cycling: A shared-use cycle track and footpath runs through much of the park You can find more details of the cycle network in Stevenage by clicking here...