Grange Paddocks Park & Play Areas

Grange Paddocks is one of the main open spaces in Bishop's Stortford. Featuring a leisure centre, gym, football pitches, a running track, community fitness zones and lovely walk through the open space.

There is also a popular walk from Sworders Field in the town centre across Grange Paddocks along the River Stort and through woodland and meadowland into Red, White and Blue Open space.

We are currently working with the Countryside Management Service and other partners to develop a management plan for the park - further information will be made available soon.

Grange Paddocks Play Areas

Features include;

  • Cradle Swing - 2 seat
  • Flat Swing - 2 seat
  • Toddler Activity Unit with Slide
  • Sand Pit
  • Springer unit
  • Springer Seesaw - 2 seat
  • DDA Roundabout
  • Low Rotator unit
  • Balance Beams
  • Electronic Interactive Play Area
  • Table Tennis Table

New Leisure Centre at Grange Paddocks - Coming 2021

The new leisure centre will be built to the south of the existing leisure centre and the existing centre will be demolished on completion of the new facility. The proposed new facility also includes external works such as the relocation of some existing pitches, new landscaping and external seating areas, a new play area and the creation of a new all-weather 3G pitch and tennis courts (subject to a future planning application).

Keep up to date with the project by visiting our Grange Paddocks Development Project pages.

Community Fitness Trail at Grange Paddocks

The Community Fitness Trail has three workout fitness stations located at points on the marked grass running track around the open space.  Our Grange Paddocks Community Fitness Trail plan [1MB]  shows the new equipment and locations.

Geocaching in Grange Paddocks

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt using GPS enabled devices. Participants navigate to a set of co-ordinated and then try and find a hidden container.  We have hidden geocaches in Southern Country Park and Grange Paddocks open space in Bishop's Stortford.

More information is available on the Geocaching website.


Grange Paddocks
Rye St
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 2HH
United Kingdom