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 and young people aged 14 and over.
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. Recently installed was a picnic area and wild flower patch which helps promote increased biodiversity whilst providing a quiet and peaceful area for a picnic.
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 in the summer, and shorter hours through the winter. Please check signage on arrival for closing times.
The fields are home each year to Thornbury Carnival, organised by the voluntary Carnival Committee and also the firework display organised by Thornbury Roundtable. Parkrun takes place on a Saturday morning at 9am and is ‘free, forever, for everyone’.
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.
2023-2024 Sports Facility Hiring Charges
Note: VAT included where applicable. VAT is not applicable to most sports facility fees.
Football and Rugby Pitches
- Mundy Senior per match (includes changing rooms/showers)
- Mundy Senior per match (excluding changing rooms/showers)
- Mundy Junior per match (excluding changing rooms/showers)
- Chantry Field Senior per match (changing rooms not available on site)
- Chantry Field Senior* per contract season (up to 20 matches)
- Chantry Field Junior* per contract season (up to 12 matches)
*Not including any line marking of pitches
- Training area (not pitches) at Mundy Playing Fields
- Training on pitches (senior)
- Training on pitches (junior)
Match Cancellation Fee
Unless cancellation received by 12 noon on the day prior to the match – £35.75 per match.
Note: Charges include pitch, posts, marking out and nets. A £50 cleaning charge will be levied if changing rooms are left in an unsatisfactory condition.
Personal Trainers and Exercise Classes
- Small group and 1 to 1 personal trainer sessions (up to 8 people)
- Commercial aerobics and fitness classes (over 8 people) per session
Hire of the Mundy Playing Fields for events (where agreed) – £242.88 + Town Council costs
Damages Bond (refundable on satisfactory condition of facilities following event) – £596.75
Please note that events taking place on the Mundy Playing Fields and using its premises licence will need to confirm agreement to additional terms and conditions.
Mundy Playing Fields Pavilion
- General Room (minimum 2 hour hire) per 2 hour session
- General Room per additional hour or part hour
- Kitchen/Bar/Foyer per 2 hour session
- Kitchen/Bar/Foyer per additional hour or part hour
Please note that a £50 excess cleaning charge will be levied if left in an unsatisfactory condition
Bookings and Accounts
To book or amend an existing booking for the Mundy Playing Fields and Chantry Field pitches, training area, changing rooms, or pavilion use, or for events and general enquiries including accounts, contact the Town Hall office:
01454 412 103