Towles Field Recreation Ground, tennis courts, football pitches, pavilion and children's play areas.

The playing field, with it's sports pavilion, tennis courts, adult fitness equipment and children's play areas is located on Towles Fields in Burton on the Wolds.

This amenity, known officially as Burton on the Wolds Recreation Ground, is a charity, no 521399 and a Queen Elizabeth 2nd Field in Trust. The area and its facilities are managed by volunteers, a committee of trustees known as the Playing Field Association (PFA).

The Parish Council organise the routine maintenance for the field. Other capital projects and purchase of play and other equipment is financed through revenue from lettings and fund raising initiatives.

If you have any concerns or comments regarding the grounds maintenance or the facilities please contact the Parish Clerk or the Chair of Trustees 01509 880063 or the secretary, number below.

At the present time the field is used by two local football clubs, Burton FC and Loughborough Phoenix FC, a juniors' football club. The PFA manage two tennis courts that are available for play through an annual subscription. The pavilion is available for hire for meetings, when it is not being used by the clubs.

For further information or to become involved in the Playing Field Association please contact Cath Thomson on 07887 996293 or email

You are invited for refreshments followed by the annual meeting of the PFA. Don't miss this chance to influence how the field is managed
Everyone welcome from 6.45 on Monday 16th May 2022 in the pavilion at Towles Fields.
See agenda below


The sports pavilion next to the car-park on Towles Fields, is a versatile venue for small events such as children's parties and meetings.

It comprises of a heated, carpeted function room and galley kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, a large electric urn and kettle, cutlery and crockery. There are 6 fold away tables and 30 chairs (30 is the maximum number for this space) within this part of the pavilion there is a toilet with wheelchair access.

Totally separate from the function room, with its own entrance, are two changing rooms, each with their own communal showers, a toilet and handbasin.

To hire the pavilion

To book the pavilion please use the links below to the electronic booking system Setmore.

Before making a booking you must read the terms and conditions in the link below. By making the booking you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions listed.

All bookings include both the pavilion function room and the two changing rooms.

  • £35 for a morning, afternoon or evening (each session is for 4.5 hours)
  • £80 for the whole day (session 8am to 10.30pm)

Electronic booking can be made using the link below. You will have to register on the booking system after you have selected the start time for your booking.

  • For morning or all day bookings please select a start time of 8am
  • For afternoon bookings please select a start time of 1pm
  • For evening bookings please select a start time of 6pm

Payments are made via debit or credit card using the externally approved payment system SquareUp.

When you have paid your booking you will be emailed two codes by the PFA ( One code for the meeting room and one for the changing rooms. Please enter these codes into the key safes next to the doors to obtain keys to open both sides of the pavilion.

To make a Pavilion booking


Towles Field Recreation Ground has two tennis courts which are managed by the PFA.

There are two options for you to play tennis:-

  1. Pay £50 for an annual household subscription
  2. Pay £25 for a one player annual subscription

Both are valid from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. This will entitle you to be able to play whenever the courts are free. You are unable to book a court in advance. In the summer term the school will use the courts on a Thursday afternoons. There may also be a regular Drop-in session and coaching, times of these are still to be confirmed.

Subscribers will receive an update to these arrangements by email and an invitation to join a Whatsapp group for meeting other players and arranging matches.

By subscribing to either option you are are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed below.

Tennis Annual Subscriptions

All subscriptions are made through the electronic booking system Setmore.

  • Click on either of the the options below.
  • Tick any time box, to trigger the request for an annual subscription.
  • Register on the Setmore booking system.
  • Make an electronic debit/credit card payment which is administered by the external company SquareUp

When you have paid your booking, you will be emailed a code to enter the tennis courts. Entering this code into the gate lock will give you access to the courts.

A separate gate code is required to exit the tennis courts and is posted on the inside of the gate for when you exit the tennis courts.



Loughborough Phoenix FC is a grassroots youth football club. It Covers the age groups of under 11 and under 12.

We have been playing for just over 1 year and are affiliated to the Leicester and Rutland FA, we have Charter Standard status. All of our coaches are fully DBS checked and hold FA Licences.

We offer a safe friendly environment for children to play and learn the beautiful game of football.

Thanks to Burton on the Wolds Playing Field Association offering us an opportunity of a new home ground at Towles Field, we will be now able to offer training on Wednesday evenings 6 till 7.30 and will hold our home games on Sunday mornings.

If any children are interested please call Tony on 07500 773594.

Minutes of the last management meeting

Minutes of previous meetings

2021 AGM minutes and supporting documents

Minutes Archive 2018 and 19

Annual General Meetings


  • Gallery

    Photographs of the Playing Field.

History of the Playing Field

Dedication of the Memorial Stone 21st June 2015. The stone was a joint project between the Burton Primary School and Loughborough Beacon Rotary Club.