Regular Events

Every Saturday – FREE, timed, 5 km run, jog or walk. Meet at the bandstand 8.50am for a briefing. You need to have registered with Parkrun beforehand and receive your barcode!
For further information: Castle Park Parkrun.

Health Walks
FREE, led walks, helping everyone get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. Taking place on regular Fridays. Meet at the entrance to Castle Park by the Link Road car park. For further information: Hertfordshire Health Walks.


March 2023

Friends of Castle Park Meeting
Tuesday 7th March, 7:00-8:30pm

The Friends of Castle Park meet every three months to discuss the direction of the group and future opportunities. We welcome everyone who has an interest in their local park and community, so come along and say hello! Meet at Bishops Stortford Town Council Chambers, Windhill, CM23 2ND.


April 2023

Heritage Day
Saturday 15th April, 10:00am – 3:00pm on Sworder’s Field
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Join the Friends of Castle Park at their annual Castle Park Heritage Day!
Bishop’s Stortford Natural History Society and the town’s River Group will also be joining the Friends of Castle Park in celebrating the rich heritage of the local area. 

There is a packed day of FREE family activities, including:

  • Children’s archaeology activities with Museum of London Archaeology
  • Arts and crafts with Friends of Castle Park
  • Tours of Waytemore Castle (at 10:30am and 1:30pm) with Museum of London Archaeology
  • Medieval themed archery and axe throwing with On Targett Events (suitable for age 8+)
  • Falconry displays from Coda Falconry (at 11:00am and 2:00pm)

May 2023

Wellbeing Triathlon
Sunday 28th May, 08:45 – 11:15am. Get your tickets here!
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The Friends of Castle Park are excited to welcome back the Wellbeing Triathlon on Sworder’s Field.   

We’ll be starting off with a 5k run or 2.5k walk, followed by a yoga session, and finishing up with a relaxing meditation. Tickets cost £12 with £2 from each ticket being donated to Herts Mind Network.  

The Wellbeing Triathlon will be coached by Lucy Robinson from Trikonasana Training. We also welcome supporting coaches Laurence Foote from Footesteps and Alex Burling from All Being Well..

Huge thank you to our partners: Active East Herts and Herts Mind Network; our sponsors: Everyone Active; and our funders: National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery Community Fund, East Herts District Council, and Bishop’s Stortford Town Council.


June 2023

Wildlife in the Park
Sunday 25th June, 10:00am – 3:00pm on Sworder’s Field
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The Friends of Castle Park are running this FREE event celebrating nature and wildlife in Castle Park! 

Join us for riverfly monitoring, a bug hunt, a guided nature walk, arts and crafts, and a whole host of local wildlife organisations.  


We regularly update our events page and if you see something you are interested in and would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via our contact page or email us at