Parks, Open Spaces & Sport

Map of Play Areas

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

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.

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.

Mayors Bear Trail

Do you have what it takes to crack the code? Inside our play areas the Mayor’s Bear has hidden a letter, can you collect them all to reveal the secret word?

To inspire families to explore the amazing facilities Yate Town Council has to offer we invite you to download and discover the Mayor’s Bear Trail, a map of 14 play areas, hidden within are 14 letters to collect and combine to reveal the Mayor’s Bear’s secret word! To keep up with the Mayor’s Bear adventures follow us on social media @YateTownCouncil and share photos of your outdoor expeditions by tagging #Yateisgreat – Good luck and happy hunting!

The Mayors Bear Trail Clues

Download copy of the Mayor’s Bear Map 331.43 KB


Mayor’s Bear Trail Clue’s 8.02 MB


Colour coded play area map for Mayor’s Bear Trail 485.25 KB


Check your answers here (Mayor’s Bear Map completed) 335.55 KB

Council Sports Facilities in Yate

Yate Town Council has outdoor tennis courts, a bowling green, football pitches and also a sports pavilion. These facilities are all located at Sunnyside Lane.

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)
  • 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…

Book 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 £5 per person, per rink for 2 hours.    There will occasionally be times when the green is booked out for club matches or special occasions – please phone Yate Town Council on 01454 866251 or email [email protected]

To Hire the Sunnyside Sports Pavilion

Sunnyside Sports Pavilion - Yate Bowling
Sunnyside Sports Pavilion

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

Book Community Table Tennis at the Parish Hall

Would your Community Group like to play table tennis?


Community Table Tennis at the Parish Hall 787.22 KB

Book a Tennis Court

Tennis booking poster

To book a tennis court at Sunnyside, please book via LTA Clubspark using the following link : Sunnyside Lane Playing Field / Yate Tennis (

You can also book courts on your mobile device using the ClubSpark Booker App. Download for free on both iOS and Android.

Club block booking are currently £7.55 per court per hour. Please contact [email protected] to enquire about block bookings.

Book a Football Pitch

For any enquiries, please telephone 01454 866251

Book a facility at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC)

For any enquiries, please telephone 01454 326600 or email [email protected]

Use and Hire of Parks & Open Spaces

If you would like to use any of our parks or open spaces for a small event  to promote your community group or supply information to park users then  please follow the below checklist;

  • Let us know of any  large planned events or activities within the park so that we are aware and make sure that there aren’t other things going on. (NB: this isn’t suggested for smaller activities or events, especially those which are often repeated) Contact us by: [email protected] 01454 866506 or visit our ‘Contact us’ page.
  • Proselytising is not permitted in our parks and open spaces without prior consent, we will designated a given space in order to balance quiet enjoyment of other users of the same space. Please get in touch with us in touch to discuss consent ( contact details above)
  • There is no permit or cost involved however if a  community group notifies us of a large event  (e.g. such as  Brass Band or large choir wishing to perform in the park, we do have a short form to capture any particular requirements (eg, if vehicular access is required and if so, necessary risk assessments).
  • Different arrangements apply for commercial organisations – please contact our bookings team; 01454 866251 [email protected]
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