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It gives me great pleasure to draw your attention to the work of the Friends of Stansted Park (FOSP). Stansted Park attracts thousands of visitors every year, drawn by its great beauty and tranquillity, excellent facilities and a long and fascinating history.

The annual membership is consistently in excess of five hundred and its aim is for Members to be able to socialise and have the opportunity to make lasting friendships and memories whilst raising funds for special projects on the Estate.


So, if you are new to the area, looking to expand your circle of friends, have time on your hands and want to volunteer or are recently retired like myself, why not consider joining us in our support of the Stansted Park Foundation? Pick up a leaflet, join on line, or join on entry to the House.


The support given by the Friends runs into many areas of the work of the Foundation in terms of volunteering, fundraising and helping to raise the Foundation’s profile locally. Please feel free to offer as much or as little time as you can spare. Alternatively, you may wish to support the Foundation as a member only. By becoming a Friend of Stansted Park you can help the Foundation achieve its aims and preserve Stansted for posterity.


Nigel Smith
Chairman, FOSP




Since the formation of FOSP in the late 1990’s, from an amalgamation of Friends of the Forest and Friends of Stansted House, a steady flow of financial donations has been given to the Foundation and by 2022 donations had exceeded £100,000. Most of these have enabled projects to be enjoyed by the visitor to the Estate and some of the larger donations include:

  • Contributions to the restoration of the Victorian Dutch Garden opened by Alan Titchmarsh. 

  • £10,000 towards the conservation of the Chapel East window. 

  • Restoration of the Hexagonal Hut.

  • The Ponsonby Room display cabinet

  • Large electric mobility buggy for visitors.
































In addition to the benefits listed below you will be able to enjoy access to the House and grounds for events not available to the general public. Afternoon tea with homemade cakes in the iconic Blue Drawing Room at the House is always a popular event


  • Unlimited free entry to the House during opening hours. 

  • Half price entry for up to two of your guests when you visit with them. 

  • Guided walks through conservation areas of the forest with the Head Forester. 

  • Talks on a wide variety of topics. 

  • A programme of social events and external visits. 

  • Reduced admission charges to certain public events. 

  • Exclusive season preview for Friends. 

  • A copy of the quarterly Friends newsletter.

  • A discount for room hire in Stansted House

Read the latest FOSP Newsletters


For double membership please fill name in below:

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Pay by Bank Transfer to:  Account Number : 61788627   Sort Code: 60-10-20 using your name as reference.

Membership Secretary

Stansted Park

Rowlands Castle



As soon as we receive your subscription a membership pack will be sent out to you.

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