There are many places to visit in Yate, such as Yate Heritage Centre which gives you and your family the opportunity to go back in time to discover Yate’s fascinating history. Why not visit one of Yate’s many parks and open spaces, allowing you to get out of the house and relax a little, you can also take children to one of Yate’s many play areas.
Explore Yate Booklet
Thanks to a sterling effort by our retiring Deputy Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer, Stephanie Davies, in gathering all of the information, we have launched an Explore Yate Booklet, giving a guided tour of play areas, parks and open spaces. This contains interesting facts about Yate that you may not have heard and there is also a quiz that you can enter.
Click here to download a copy of our Explore Yate Booklet.
Explore Yate by Foot and Bike
Yate Town Council has produced walkway leaflets about walks in and around Yate, such as the Brinsham Manor Walk, the Stanshawes Manor Walk, the Hidden Yate Walk and the Yate Court Walk.
- Brinsham Manor Walk
- Stanshawes Manor Walk
- Hidden Yate Walk
- Yate Court Walk
- Lady’s Wood Walk
- Upstream Walk
- Downstream Walk
There is also a group of walks linking Churches in the parishes and a number of Yate bike rides produced by the Joint Parishes Cycleway Group.
Yate also has some very pleasant walks though the Ridge Woods and the Town Council is planning to create new sections of footpath to allow users to enjoy more of the woodland.
You can also download cycle routes in and around Yate. There are planned improvements to Yate’s cycleways which will link Emerson’s Green to Yate.
Parks, Open Spaces and Play Areas
Yate has a large variety of open spaces, commons, greens, parks and play areas. Visiting them is straight forward and the Town Council has provided a parks and open spaces map and a play areas map to help you find them.
The Town Council manages a range of sporting facilities in Yate, such as outdoor tennis courts and a bowling green, plus a football pitch and also sport pavilions located at Sunnyside Playing Fields. There are also floodlit tennis courts and netball courts at Howard Lewis Park.
Peg Hill Skate Park & Kickabout Areas
There is a very popular skate park at Peg Hill which is used by teenagers within the town and from further afield. Kickabout areas are also very popular and as a result, can be found at the following play area sites: Kingsgate Park, Wellington Road and Millside Play Zone at Brimsham Park.
Yate Town Council has also provided another kickabout area on the open space at Lye Field by The Ridge Junior School and the West Yate Kickabout has recently opened in the grounds of Tyndale Primary School on Cranleigh Court Road.
Yate Leisure Centre
Yate Leisure Centre is run by South Gloucestershire Leisure Trust and boasts two swimming pools, a large sports hall, a competition bowls hall, softplay adventure for children, squash courts, a health and fitness club, café and a range of activities and fitness classes for all ages.
Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC)
The Yate Outdoor Sports Complex offers archery, athletics, orienteering, netball, hockey, football, cricket, tennis and cycling. There is a clubhouse which boasts a bar, conference suite, meeting room and catering facilities. There is a also a 4 court sports hall offering a range of activities including badminton, athletics, fitness training, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, basketball and martial arts.
Yate & District Heritage Centre
Yate & District Heritage Centre is blessed with many advantages, not least location. The venue is both situated in the heart of the old village of Yate amidst a historic Church, schools and pubs and is conveniently close to the town centre and thus easily accessible to visitors.
The Heritage Centre is committed to providing the public with regularly changing exhibitions and events, which prove stimulating and accessible and has produced a myriad of local history displays covering and reflecting the industrial, archaeological and community history of the area.
The majority of projects have involved local people and school children. Similarly, local historical and community groups have produced their own local history exhibitions at the Heritage Centre which has provided the chance for local people to showcase their fine art, craft and photographic work in the galleries.
The Heritage Centre hosts a variety of historical and educational events, including, holiday events catering for different age groups. In addition, the Centre provides regular quizzes, monthly lectures and holds other events on an ad-hoc basis.
See below for the 2024 list of Lectures, hosted by the Friends of Yate Heritage Centre