Pavilion and Playing Field

The Pavilion and playing field are located at the eastern end of the village, accessed from Back Lane. Sports facilities are available on a large playing field, along with a multi-use games area with goal-posts, and a great play area for small children.


The Pavilion is suitable for a wide range of events, e.g. private parties, public meetings, charitable and fundraising events, child-based activities, keep-fit and dance classes, lectures, quiz nights, bridge competitions, weddings, christenings and corporate events.

The Pavilion can be hired for hourly or longer periods and has recently benefitted from a new commercial kitchen, which is fully equipped.

The hall can accommodate 100+ people seated. It is fully licensed for public entertainment.

There are changing rooms and shower facilities for sports teams.

Playing Field

The field area is well-used for football in cooler months, and cricket in the summer. There are 2 tennis courts on the playing field, which are run by the Tennis Club. Community events are held on the playing field from time to time, including, Jubilee celebrations, bonfire night and music events.

There is a Dog Control Order that places a total ban on all dogs using the Playing Field. The field is well-used by children playing, and cricket and football teams, so the dog ban is in place to protect all human users from the potential adverse health effects of skin contact with dog faeces. The Dog Warden is authorised to prosecute those who infringe this bylaw.


There are two car parks, one at the Pavilion and one at the playground/Tennis Courts

Hiring the Pavilion or Playing Fields

Please check when the Pavilion is available from our calendar (see tab marked Events Calendar)

Newton Poppleford Playing Field Foundation (and the Parish Council)

The Parish Council is the Trustee for the Pavilion and Playing Field Charity, (the Newton Poppleford Playing Field Foundation), and at present, Susan Tribble manages the facility; she can be contacted on email: or via 01395 567935;

Financial queries, invoicing, and payment details should be directed to the Secretary, Jacqui Baldwin at

The Pavilion Regular Events

Various activities take place in the Pavilion on a regular basis
As at January 2023 the regular users are:

MondayLast MondayParish Council Ordinary Meetings 7-9pm
Tuesday10.00 - 12.00

Weekly - Art Group

Wednesday09.30 - 10.30
19.00 - 21.00
Weekly - Playgroup
Weekly - Table Tennis Club

14.00 - 17.00

Monthly - Garden Club (second Thursday)
Friday12.00 - 15.00
18.30 - 21.15
Monthly, 2nd Friday - Lunch Club
Weekly, Dog Training Session
Saturday 9.00 - 12.30

Community Cafe

Sunday 14.30 - 17.30 Weekly, Dog Training Session