Fairlands Valley Park
Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 0BL
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Enjoy the Outdoors - One of the UK's top 15 free visitor attractions!
Voted as one of the UK's leading free visitor attractions alongside Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and the Science and Natural History Museums, Fairlands Valley Park consists of 120 acres of beautiful parkland situated within the heart of Stevenage. The park supports a varied selection of wildlife, and an assortment of wildfowl can be seen on the established reserve.
The 11 acre sailing lake is used for the centre’s dinghy, kayak, windsurfing and powerboat courses, and the waters used for angling are well stocked. For the jogging enthusiast, keeping fit is a pleasure on the Trim Track, which is situated within the park. We would also like to welcome free health walks to the park on wednesday morning. Children can enjoy the play area with extensive play equipment . The popular sport of orienteering can also be experienced here, testing map-reading skills and physical fitness. Maps available from centre £2.50.
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Christmas Opening Times
Christmas Eve - 8:00am - 11:30am
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - 8:00am - 11.30am
27th December - 8:00am - 4:00pm
28th December - 8:00am - 4:00pm
29th December - 8:00am - 4:00pm
30th December - 8:00am - 4:00pm
New Years Eve - 8:00am -11:30am
New Years Day - Closed
2nd January - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fun Sessions and Birthday Parties for Children & Adults
Whatever you want we can do! - We arrange children’s birthday parties (8 years and up) along with group sessions for schools, scouts and other user groups. These can be tailored specifically to your requirements and can centre around one chosen activity, or combine some of our additional sports. Schools please note that we are on the Herts County Council 14-19 provider register.
How to organise your fun session or party!
- Pick your activity or activities
- You can choose from any of the activities that we run at the centre
- How long do you want to be here?
- We run sessions from an hour or more, so why not do a couple of activities. (Minimum of 45 minutes per session for multiple activities)
- Arrange a date and time, either come to see us in person, call us on 01438 353 241 or E-mail us at email@example.com
If you would like food after your activity there is Costello’s Café. For more details call them on 01438 748 458.
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We will require a 50% deposit along with a completed Birthday Booking Form. Room hire also available.
Conferencing and Meetings
The Centre now supports a new and improved conference room with Smart board which is available for hire for corporate events and presentations along with catering from the on-site caterers, Costello’s if required.
The old paddling pools were demolished in 2008 and a new Aqua Playground is now open during the summer, complete with kiosk and public toilet facilities. The Aqua Play area will be closed from Monday 9th - 13th September. Then it will open for two days only from 10am - 6pm on the Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September, and will then be closed for the rest of the year.
Fishing at Fairlands Valley Park
The Council has appointed Welwyn Garden City Angling Club (WGCAC) to manage the fishing activity at the Park from the start of the new fishing season in June.
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Be one of the first to experience our new ropes course!
Please phone 01438 353241 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out further details of how to book .
Visit the So Challenging website for more information http://www.sochallenging.co.uk/
What we provide
The Centre is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association and the British Canoe Union as a training centre. The fleet consists of Wanderers, Way farers, Comet Duos, Toppers, Oppies, Laser, Laser Picos, 420 a new RS Feva, Visions and Teras, windsurfers for training and hire. All our courses are staffed by our friendly, qualified instructors whose aim is to ensure that you enjoy the courses and learn in safety. Hot air balloon flights from Fairlands Valley Park can be arranged through contacting Adventure Balloons.
The Centre is open throughout the year and once you’ve attended a course to master the basics, you can hire craft anytime (subject to availability). It is also possible for you to use your own sailing dinghy, windsurfer or canoe, to a maximum length of 4.267m (14ft).
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
At Fairlands Valley we comply with legislation laid down by AALA and have to undergo regular inspections from the licensing authority. AALA No. L11113-R0703. Minimum age 8
The park also plays host to a number of events including Circuses, Fairs, Shows and Motor Sport events. Please telephone for current details on (01438) 353241.
For those interested in nature. We can offer two reasonably priced new publications on birds and trees in the park.