Play and Sports


The parish currently owns and equips these childrens’ play areas:

High_Bar_Lane_Play_Area_Image_1_950498992High Bar Lane playground offers a range of play equipment for toddlers and older children, including an adventure trail and zip wire ride.  There is also a basketball hoop, mini-football field with goals and green space to enjoy, including zones left for wildlife.

furzecommontoddlerplaygroundFurze Common Road playground, offers toddler play equipment.

There is also a small play area without equipment in Linfield Copse.

The map below shows the locations of these facilities.


Football pitches:  the parish has two full-size pitches located at the Abingworth site For booking enquiries, contact the Thakeham Village Hall managers.

Cricket pitch: a new cricket pitch at the Abingworth site is anticipated to be playable in Summer 2019.  For booking/match enquiries, contact West Chiltington & Thakeham Cricket Club

Further information about local sports teams is available under our Clubs & Societies pages.

Future developments

A further small play area will be provided as part of the housing development at Water Lane (Crest Nicholson), and a larger play area and sports fields (two football fields with changing rooms, and a cricket pitch and pavilion) are due for delivery as part of the Abingworth development in 2018.