Recreation Ground

Welcome to Porlock 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.






Events and News

4th February 2017
to 8th April 2017

PFC Football Matches - February/April 2017

13th March 2017

Porlock Recreation Ground AGM

The Porlock Recreation Ground AGM will take place on Wednesday 13th March 2017, starting at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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.

Latest News..

Recent work on the Recreation Ground includes the re-decoration of the Pavilion, new doors, repair of the Zip Wire and improvements to the fence separating the Dog Field from the main area, together with more mundane repairs to doors and loos. More improvements are planned for this year. If you would like to hire the very smart Pavilion, marquees or pitches, or require any further information 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.