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Sports pitches and courts

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2. Playing fields

COVID-19 Update: The government confirmed on 4 January 2021 that organised grass root team sports such as football and rugby will be suspended until the end of national lockdown, or such time that central government ease social distancing restrictions.

This means that any games scheduled for the next 7 weeks on our pitches will not be able to take place.

Hopefully restrictions will be altered at the end of this period and some games might be able to take place again and the season can resume.

Once fixtures are back up and running our hope is that we can accommodate as many games as possible, however this is an ever changing situation and whilst we will try our best to accommodate you all, both availability and pitch condition will need to be evaluated closer to the time the time.


To hire any of these facilities, please contact Parks and Open Spaces on 01392 262630 unless otherwise stated below.

Alphington Playing Field
Alphington Playing Field has2 football pitches and a cricket wicket. Pitches and the changing rooms leased to Alphington Football Club.

Bettysmead Playing Field
The playing field has three football pitches. Car parking and changing facilities are available on request.

Cowick Barton Playing Field
During the football season the playing fields cater for footballers of all ages, hosting up to four full-sized, one intermediate and three mini football pitches.

Other site amenities include public toilets, three tennis courts, half court basketball, a play area, and a full size bowling green occupied by the St Thomas Bowling Club.

Exhibition Playing Fields
This major sporting site has up to two full-size rugby pitches and two rugby mini pitches.

The clubhouse is the home of Exeter Saracens Rugby Club, major users of this site and organisers of a range of rugby-related events.

Exwick Playing Field
Exwick hosts up to three full-sized football pitches, onsite parking, changing rooms and public toilets. This site is now managed by Exeter College.

Flowerpot Playing Field
Flowerpot hosts up to two football pitches and one rugby pitch, and it is home to the Wessex Rugby Club.

The playing fields are also home to a half court basketball, trampoline, and skatepark at The Flowerpot Chill Zone.

This site is now managed by Exeter College.

Hamlin Lane Playing Field
Hamlin Lane hosts up to five full-sized football pitches and changing rooms.

Other site amenities include half court basketball, a cycle training pad, bmx dirt jumps, play area and kick about goals.

To hire the sports pitches, please contact Stoke Hill AFC, via the following details - Club Chairman, Gillian Burgess - mob: 07704 444593 website: King George V Playing Field
King George V Playing Field is one of Exeter City Council's most prestigious outdoor sports sites serving as a centre for mini-soccer and girls soccer in Exeter.

King George V Playing Field hosts up to six full-sized football pitches, eight mini soccer pitches, and one youth football/rugby pitch, with fully equipped changing rooms for men and women.

The site also includes two tennis courts adjacent to Bridge Road, two play areas, public toilets, and a collection of veteran oak trees.

To hire the sports pitches, please contact Central Football Club via their website.

Pinhoe Station Road Playing Field
The site hosts up to one full-size and one youth pitch football pitch with changing rooms.

Other site amenities include a multi-use games area for all weather football and full court basketball and play area.

Wonford Playing Field
The playing field runs alongside the Ludwell Valley Park, giving it a countryside feel. Wonford Sports Centre and the Wonford Community and Learning Centre are adjacent to the playing fields, making this a very popular location.

Other facilities in the playing field include a half court basketball hoop, a fun bike trail, a cycle path that spans the length of the site and two Children's Play Areas - one just off Chestnut Avenue, and the other within the playing fields further south towards Topsham Road. The second of these play areas is known as Wonford Wild Play Area, and is a new and exciting natural themed play facility.