Welcome to Porlock Recreation Ground

LATEST NEWS

Country Fair 2017

This year's Country Fair is fast approaching and we are working hard to make it a fun day out for all the family. Attractions this year include a Falconry display plus perennial favourites such as the fabulous Stilt Walkers, Pantomime Horse races (do contact us if you'd like to join in and have a go!), Punch and Judy, children's races, fun dog show, craft stalls, bouncy castle and of course the ever popular Beer and Pimms tent plus food stalls serving a great range of tasty treats. Do come along - the fun starts at 11am on Sunday 6th August.

Of course, if you have an hour or two to spare either on the 4th or 6th August, and would like to get involved we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Nic or Jane if you'd like to help.

Next meeting and 15 June Summary Report

The next Management Committee meeting is 19 July at 7.30pm in the Pavilion.

The Management Committee's report following the Public Session of our 15 June meeting is available to download and is also available at the Visitor Centre and the Library. Click here for the pdf version.

ABOUT THE RECREATION GROUND

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.

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Events and News

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.

Next Meeting

The next meeting of Porlock Recreation Ground Management Committee will take place on Wednesday 19th July at 7.30pm in the Pavilion. 

Minutes of previous meetings can be found 

  • in the Library
  • at the Visitor Centre
  • in St Dubricius Church Porch
  • on the Contact Us page on this website.