Yate Play & Recreation Areas

Howard Lewis Play Area, Yate
Howard Lewis Play Area, Yate

Yate Town Council continues to give children’s play areas a high priority and in recent years has increased the number of facilities within the town as well as refurbishing play areas. 

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List of Yate’s parks and open spaces

Yate Town Council maintains the following parks and open spaces in Yate.

Yate Common
The Common, Yate
  • Brinsham Fields
  • Goose Green
  • Kingsgate Park
  • Longs Drive
  • Lye Field
  • Millside Open Space
  • St. Mary`s Green
  • The Common
  • Tylers Field
  • Yate Rocks Common
  • Wellington Road

Enhancing Play Areas across Yate

In light of the success of the Witches Hat Play Area refurbishment, the Town Council undertook a project in 2005 to revamp and enhance the St Mary’s Play Area.  In 2006, we enhanced Millside Playzone. Following consultation with the users of the Playzone, we installed some new spikas (twirly sticks), a football goal and an aerial runway.  The Kingsgate Park Play area has also been upgraded and houses state of the art equipment for children up to 12 years of age. 

Play equipment is also sited at:

  • Eggshill Lane
  • Howard Lewis Park
  • St Mary’s Field
  • Tyndale Park
  • Yate West Kickabout
  • Brinsham Fields & Lake ( both senior and junior)
  • Longs Drive
  • Halifax Road Kickabout
  • Lye Field Kickabout

All Town Council play areas are revamped and enhanced on a rolling programme.   

Regular Safety Surveys

Yate Town Council regularly inspects play equipment and has annual independent safety surveys of all play equipment, in order to maintain a high standard of service provision.

Play Areas Trail Map

Yate Town Council has released a Play Area Trail to get families in Yate exploring the amazing facilities we have and look around our Town.

The trail includes 14 of the sites we look after and you will find a 13 letters scattered across them which when combined reveal a secret word. We look forward to receiving your answers via our social medias @YateTownCouncil and the #Yateisgreat – Good luck and happy hunting!

We ask that those engaging in the trail comply with current Government guidelines on Covid-19 for our area and to respect the safety of others when visiting the sites.


Play Area Trail Map 1.24 MB

Map of Play Areas

Council Sports Facilities in Yate

Howard Lewis Tennis Courts, Yate
Howard Lewis Tennis Courts, Yate

Yate Town Council has Outdoor tennis courts and a Yate bowling green, plus a football pitch and also sport pavilions. These facilities are all located at Sunnyside Playing Fields.

Our sports facilities are available for hire. Visit our book a venue or sports facility page for more details, including hire rates.

Council Sports Facilities

  • Bowling Green (Sunnyside)
  • Five-a-side Football (Howard Lewis)
  • Football Pitches (The Common)
  • Tennis Courts (Sunnyside)
  • Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC)

Bowling in Yate

Yate Bowling Green
Yate Bowling Green

Sunnyside Pavilion and the Bowling Green are facilities owned by Yate Town Council and are located at Sunnyside Playing Fields, Moorland Road, Yate. The facilities are provided for both members of the public and the Yate and District Bowling Club members to go bowling in Yate. 

Yate and District Bowling Club operate the facilities and administer the public bookings of the Bowling Green and the sports pavilion. See below for more details…

Booking a Rink at Yate Bowling Green?

Yate's Bowling Green
Yate Bowling Green

The bowling green can be hired by non members at a charge of £4 per person for 2 hours.  The green is available all  year round 7 days a week from 10am till dusk ( apart from April when the starting time is 12 noon).  There will occasionally be times when the green is booked out for club matches or special occasions – please phone the club secretary at Yate and District Bowling Club for availability or email secretary.yatebowls@gmail.com). Yate Town Council’s Sports Pavilion building is open all year round and an extensive programme of social events takes place during the winter months.

What happens throughout the year?

A full programme of fixtures takes place during the season which includes regular weekend friendly matches and participation in the Bristol & District and Cotswold Bowls League.

The Ladies section participates in two divisions of the Bristol Ladies Bowls League. Other activities such as fun days for charity are also organised on some weekends throughout the summer. Yate & District Bowling Club always retain at least one rink for public use.

Located at Sunnyside, Yate

Want to go bowling in Yate? Then we’re easily to get to, the car park is at the end of Moorland Rd, Yate. 
View Sports Facilities in Yate in a larger map

Interested in Hiring the Sunnyside Sports Pavillion?

Sunnyside Sports Pavilion - Yate Bowling
Sunnyside Sports Pavillion

The Sports Pavilion is a suitable venue for social events/meetings and is available for hire all year round, holding up to 50 people. For more information visit the Hire a Venue page.

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