Venue & Facilities Hire

Venue, Location, It’s Everything!

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.

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.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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 gates

Showfield & Building Hire Enquiries to: Lisa Johnstone, General Secretary on 07966516270, email

Stanhope Vintage Cars

Vintage & Classic Cars

Rallies & Gatherings

Throughout the year Unthank Park hosts many caravan and vintage car rallies.  With good access, a beautiful riverbank setting, walks surrounding the park and use of the buildings on site if required, Stanhope Showground can host your gathering, rally or camping weekend.

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