The Parish has many opportunities for recreation with three recreation grounds, three football pitches, a cricket pitch, petanque piste, bowls club, rifle club, angling club and as gardening is considered a recreational activity, we have two allotment sites. See the list of organisations for details of contacts for the various activities.  The Recreation Committee meet 2/3 times of when required please go to our Committee Page for more information. 

Facilities within the Parish

Large recreation ground situated in the High Street. The site has two football pitches and a petanque piste. There are also two playgrounds designed for age groups from 2 - 14 and a half basketball pitch. Dog owners are reminded that dogs should only be exercised on a lead around the perimeter of the recreation ground and must clean up after their dogs. Dog bins are provided.

In addition, there is a District Council children's playground in West Park Road. There is also a bowls club and a rifle club accessible from the Parish Hall, High Street.

Pease Pottage
Finches Field Recreation Ground and Football Pitch, Old Brighton Road South. This is owned by the District Council - for bookings, contact for the pitches contact the Leisure Team on 01444 458166
The Parish Council own the new Sports Pavilion contact our booking secretary on the Clerk The District Council are looking to improve the outside space at Hemsleys and Finches Field and are currently (February 2020) consulting with the key stakeholders and community on this please link here for more information. 

A small children's playground owned by the Parish Council at the top end of Park Road also known as "The Street".

A recreation ground owned by the District Council and used mainly for cricket and football. For bookings - contact 01444 458166.

There are also many walks around the Parish, a site giving details of these is here.

Nearby Gardens

There is a selection of excellent gardens to visit in and around the Parish.

Nymans Gardens
The Gardens are owned by the National Trust and are situated on the B2811, Staplefield Road, Handcross, Nr. Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Contact numbers: 01444 400321 (General enquiries & wheelchair booking)
01444 405250 (Office)
01444 400157 (Shop)
01444 400161 (Restaurant)
Fax: 01444 405254

Please click here to take you directly to the Nymans Gardens web site.

Please click here for a list of events at Nymans.

High Beeches Woodland & Water Gardens
High Beeches Lane, Handcross, Nr. Haywards Heath, West Sussex. RH17 6HQ Telephone: 01444 400589
Facsimile: 01444 401543

The gardens are open from 17th March to 30th October every day except Wednesday, from 1pm to 5pm - for further details of times etc please click here to see their web site:

There is also a licensed restaurant and tea garden which is open from noon every day throughout the year and may be accessed without entry to the gardens.

Borde Hill Gardens
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Telephone 01444 450326

Wakehurst Place Gardens & Millenium Seed Bank
Wakehurst Place Royal Botanical Gardens, Home of the Millenium Seed Bank
Kew's Country Garden Ardingly, West Sussex
(15 minutes from Junction 10 off M23, just north of Ardingly on the B2028)
Nearest train station is Haywards Heath
Buses 81 and 82 run hourly from Haywards Heath Station.
Gardens open from 10am Daily except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Telephone 01444 894066
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