Venue & Showground Hire

  • Festivals
  • Fetes & Festivals
  • Rallies & Meetups
  • Parties & Private Events

Planning an Event?

Unthank  Park is set in the beautiful Dales surroundings by the banks of the River Wear just a short walk from the Front Street and local amenities in Stanhope. 

The Showground is no stranger to big events. Home to the annual Stanhope Show, Unthank Park is sufficiently large to accommodate the numerous stands, marquees and car parking that are a necessary part of staging a successful event. 

Throughout the year our superb show ground hosts many parties, rallies, festivals, shows and private gatherings.  Our stunning showground is available to suit all sizes and budgets. 

Barn Dressed for Wedding Stanhope Showground
The Ridley Suite dressed for a wedding.
Pavilion Stanhope Showground
The Pavilion, Unthank Park, Stanhope.

How To Book 

Would you like to make an enquiry about booking the showfield or one of our buildings for your event?

Please complete the form below and we will be in touch very soon. 

Field & Building Hire Enquiry
Pavilion, the Ridley Suite (Big Barn), showfield, or a combination.
Please provide details such as wedding, anniversary party, caravan rally, etc

Please note this is an enquiry you are making. Submitting this form does NOT constitute a booking. All bookings are subject to committee approval.  For further enquiries regarding hiring the showground or building please contact Lisa Johnstone, General Secretary on 07966516270, email 

Showground Features

With an abundance of pubs, hotels, bed and breakfasts, caravan sites and retail businesses, Unthank Park is simply a superb location for a multitude of events. The site is situated on the banks of the River Wear in Weardale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

25 acres of flat grassland 

Ample car parking space 

Permanent toilet blocks 

Ridley Suite – large purpose built building 

Members Pavilion 

Mains electricity 

Mains water supply 

Fenced with lockable entrance gate.