Mundy Playing Fields
Mundy Playing Fields, Kington Lane, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1NA
This large green space was given to the Town by Violet Mundy in 1943 and has been used and cherished by the residents ever since. Today, it includes football pitches, tennis courts, a pavilion which can be hired for children’s birthday parties and meetings, a splash pad installed in 2014 and extensive play area which received an £85,000 refurbishment in 2018. This refurbishment saw the installation of many new pieces of equipment including swings, climbing equipment and trampolines. The top of the field contains some outdoor gym equipment suitable for adults.
The addition of the Poulterbrook field saw an increased area available for sports use and the planting of several young Oak trees, to help add character to the area for years to come. Plans are well underway for the inclusion of a new picnic area and wildflower patch.
During opening hours, there is a public toilet block available with disabled access and baby changing. There is a car park at the far end of the field which provides free parking and during the summer, you may be lucky enough to find an ice cream van! The car park and toilets are usually open between 9am and 8pm, subject to changes needed for staffing levels and cleaning etc, particularly during the Covid-19 period.
The fields are home each year to Thornbury Carnival, organised by the voluntary Carnival Committee and also the firework display organised by Thornbury Roundtable. Park Run also organise events here, subject to ground conditions.
Chantry Playing Field
Chantry Playing Field, Church Road, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1EJ
This open space is used by local residents for ball games and sports. Thornbury Football and Thornbury Rugby Clubs hire the space for training and matches and it has also played host to the Armed Forces Day celebrations. The site is within walking distance of the town centre and also The Castle School and Sixth Form Centre. There are no toilet or changing facilities and parking is in the surrounding streets.