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Stanborough Park

Park open all year round. Reception opening time: April to end September - 7 days a week; October to end March - Monday to Friday.

Award winning park close to Welwyn Garden City, 5 routes and 11 points of interest

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Activity Centre Reception


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Health Walk Start Point

Health Walk Start Point

Free guided walk leaving from the Finesse Activity Centre, South Lake, Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6DQ.  This walk is graded Level 3 (where 1 is easiest and 4 is most challenging), is close to public transport and refreshments are available nearby. 

For more information on this and other Hertfordshire Health Walks see the ParksHerts events pages here or the Countryside Management Service website here.


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Informal Youth Facility / Multi Use Area

Teenage Area

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Nature Reserve


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North Car Park

Car Park

Fees and charges information available here.

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Picnic Area

Picnic Area

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Play area

Toddler Play Area

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Rowing Boat Kiosk


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South Car Park

Car Park

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Terranova Restaurant and Cafe

Food & Drink

Terranova Italian restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.  Further information can be found at their website here

The Stanborough Coffee house has a great view of the South Lake with a covered seating area. 

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Park Information

Enjoy a visit to Stanborough Park, a beautiful countryside park, with 2 lakes covering an area of 126 acres, on the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.  The Park, with its many attractions, is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year. With something for all ages and tastes, the Park offers a rewarding day out for all the family. Take a gentle stroll, picnic or just laze away an afternoon relaxing in the award winning parklands.

Home of Stanborough Park Activity Centre, on the South Lake you can experience Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing and Stand Up Paddleboarding in one of our many activity sessions.

Facilities include:


Nature Trail

Childrens Play Area

Watersports Activity Centre

Rowing Boats, Pedal Boats & Water Walkers

Model Boating Lake

Nature walks and orienteering trails

Terranova Restaurant (south side)

Stanborough Coffee Shop (south side)

Kiosk providing drinks and snack (north side only)

Bouncy Castles

Healthy Walks 

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On Site Facilities

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  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access icon
  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets icon
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome icon
  • Pushchair Friendly PathsPushchair Friendly Paths icon
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Park Routes

Lakes link Walk

Distance 0.1 km
Steps taken 168

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North Lake walk

Distance 1.3 km
Steps taken 1743

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North Park Perimeter trail

Distance 2.4 km
Steps taken 3203

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How to get here


Pay and Display Car Parks available on both sides of the park.

Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City

Public Transport Information:

By train - 1 mile from Welwyn Garden City Station

By Bus - Arriva 300/301 or Uno 405

Further information on public transport is available here: and



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