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Dowlish Wake Playing Field
& Pavilion

Lawrence Kellett's legacy

Dowlish Wake owes an enormous debt to this local man who donated the Playing Field to the village. The Dowlish Wake Playing Field Trust established in 1973 when local resident Lawrence Kellett bought several parcels of land and put them together to create one large playing field which was landscaped to give large areas which were broadly level. The first pavilion was also erected.


This Pavilion was rebuilt after a fire in 2016 by the local community and the newer, wonderful building is available for hire.

Dowlish Wake is a small community which can be proud of its heritage which stretches back to the Doomsday Book. The Speke family lived nearby and had a big influence locally. The Village Hall is known as Speke Hall. There is also Perrys Cider for the most traditional of Somerset pastimes, i.e. cider making! And is any village complete without a pub? Well this village still has it's "New Inn" which is too old now for this title!

Sport, leisure and recreation in beautiful surroundings. We have 90 year old's playing Croquet, 5 year old's playing on the adventure playground and a whole host of ages in between enjoying fresh air and exercise. The site is home to the Dowlish and Donyatt Football Club and the Dowlish Wake Croquet Club. Both clubs play teams in South West Leagues. Dog walkers and ramblers are regular visitors, particularly as a public footpath bisects the field. Younger children use the adventure playground and teenagers play football, fly kites & model airplanes and test home-made rockets! 

We are always actively looking to introduce new sports and pastimes and would welcome any enquiry by using the email address below to enquire.

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