Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage

4.2
#1 of 7 in Nature in Hertfordshire
Once voted as one of the UK's leading free visitor attractions, Fairlands Valley Park consists of 120 acres of beautiful parkland situated within the heart of Stevenage. The Sailing Centre offers a variety of wet and non-water based outdoor courses and activities for adults and children from 8 years upward.



The 11 acre sailing lake is used for the centre’s dinghy, canoeing, kayak, windsurfing and powerboat courses, and angling.

The Centre also runs many land-based courses and activities such as Boards & Buggies, Grass Sledging, Orienteering, Mountain Biking and Power Kiting.



The newest addition to the Centre 'So Challenging' offers a thrill experience with a ropes course and climbing wall. For the jogging enthusiast, keeping fit is a pleasure on the Trim Track.



Fairlands Valley complies with legislation laid down by AALA and undergoes regular inspections from the licensing authority. AALA No. L11113-R0703.
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  • Love this park for a walk around the lakes. The car park is free, which is pretty rare, let's face it. Great for walking dogs & humans alike!  more »
  • Great memories Fairlands Valley park growing up. This place has a nice cafe & restaurant in it too. Great walks & good memories!  more »
  • Great for a walk, the lake is a lovely centerpiece and the park itself was very busy, mainly with dog walkers. Free car park. Not sure about the activities as it was cold and snowing but I can imagine...  more »
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  • I use this park almost every day to walk my dogs and generally just for a walk. It has wide open fields. Awooded area which is filled with blue bells in April. At one end is three lakes from small to large. There is a water park for small children and a climing wall for older kids and adults. Boating happens on the main lake along wth fishing in season. Not great for meditation as there are always people around and with lots of dogs running free it would make it hard to achieve the solitude needed. The café beside the main lake has outdoor seating and serves snacks and even more substantial meals. It is a good place to sit and take in the lake and the activities. There is a small childrens play area near by. The main car park is a short walk away. No more than two minutes. There is a well maintained walk way running beside the lake .A busy road splits the park in two and should be crossed using the underpass only. This is easily accessed near to the main car park. In all ,this is a great amenity and is well used by the Stevenage population and visitors. In the southern part of the park the car park known as the show ground is used for puttingnon fairs and circuses. It is also the main car park used by away supporters when Stevenage Borough FC are playing at home. On these days the car park is best avoided as it can become very congested.
  • The lake is very nice in size but there is to much bird\dog mess around parts of the lakes. All it needs is a good tidy up from time to time
  • Too many non English. The size of stevenage needs better.
  • Beautiful to walk around. Kids play area. Boating lakes. Learn to sail. Fishing allowed. Loads of ducks. Plenty of parking. Cafe. Plenty of parking.
  • Lovely day out, kid splash pools area was excellent kids love it, park area was next to splash pool and park walks was good
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