Recreation and Green Spaces

Swallowfield is a semi-rural Parish with an abundance of green spaces and surrounded by countryside.

Parks and Recreation Grounds

There are three recreation grounds and parks in the Parish; Swallowfield Recreation Ground, Riseley Recreation Ground and the King George V Playing Field in Farley Hill.

Sports and Fitness

Local sporting clubs and facilities include Riseley Tennis Club, the former Farley Hill Bowls Club, Swallowfield Badminton Club, Swallowfield Fishing ClubSwallowfield Velo Club (cycling) and Shinfield Running Club. There are also several privately run gyms and fitness classes locally. The nearest leisure centres, all operated by Places Leisure on behalf of Wokingham Borough Council, are Ryeish Green Sports Hub, Arborfield Green Leisure Centre and Wokingham Leisure Centre.


For over a decade Swallowfield Parish Allotment Association (SPAA) has managed the allotment provision in the Parish on behalf of the Parish Council. Find out more.

Footpaths, Cycle Ways and Walks

The local area provides many picturesque places to explore and enjoy, walking, cycling or sitting. Find out more.

Green Spaces

Find out more about local sites including The Marshes Local Nature Reserve, Swallowfield Meadow Local Nature Reserve and Wellesley Water Meadow.

Our Community

The Parish of Swallowfield is home to around 2,200 residents and is a welcoming and friendly place to live or work.