Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

Mrs Susan Taylor's Legacy - Update

The date to submit ideas about how to use the extremely generous legacy left to the Porlock Recreation Ground charity has now passed. We have received over 100 replies with a very wide range of ideas which will be evaluated by the Committee over the coming months.


Set in some 5.5 acres Porlock Recreation Ground is without question the green centre of this popular Exmoor village. Situated in a conservation area and within easy reach of the entire village the Recreation Ground contributes significantly to the social and leisure needs of residents and visitors of all age groups.

Facilities include a well-equipped children’s playground, 2 football pitches, a cricket pitch, floodlit tennis court & multisport court and a dog exercise field as well as a large pavilion with a meeting and function room, kitchen, changing rooms, showers, disabled toilets and baby changing room.

The Porlock and District Bowls Club is situated beside the Recreation Ground.

A boules court is planned for 2017 providing planning consent is granted.

The pavilion, marquees, football and cricket pitches are available for hire. You can check availability of the pavilion and pitches on our Bookings Diary page. Costs and how to make a booking are also on this page.

Tucked behind the pavilion is the peaceful Porlock Garden of Remembrance commemorating those who fell in both World Wars.

Porlock Recreation Ground is a registered charity with the aim of preserving, maintaining and improving the facilities for the ongoing benefit of the village and local area.

The annual running costs for the Recreation Ground are around £15000.  It is funded mainly through the income raised at the annual Country Fair supplemented by rents and hire charges from regular and occasional users of the various facilities.









Events and News

29th April 2017
to 30th April 2017

ESF Festival of Football

The annual popular football festival.

6th August 2017

Porlock Country Fair

The ever popular Country Fair with great arena attractions, a range of craft and trade stalls, hog roast, beer tent, things to do for all ages, childrens races, family/fun dog show, demonstrations of rural crafts.

26th August 2017

Porlock Rec Fest

Porlock Rec Fest 2017 featuring The Sessions, The Defibrillators and many more.

Latest News..

If you would like to hire the recently redecorated Pavilion, marquees or pitches, please check availability on the Bookings Diary page where you will also find costs, terms and conditions of hire and how to make a booking.