In the Village

Play Area

The village has a play area, which is leased to the parish council, and well-used by parishioners. The equipment was upgraded in 2011, following a successful fund-raising campaign by residents to provide a space for young and old alike to enjoy the outdoors. There is a boules pitch, as well as two types of swing, a roundabout, see-saw and a cow springer. Benches are provided also.

A new patch of land has been joined with the existing park to create a ‘go wild’ area.  Ideas for how to use this space are under discussion.

Village Hall

A wide variety of events take place in the village hall, including concerts, quizzes, bring and buy sales, coffee mornings and barbecues. The hall is also available for hire. To enquire, please contact Judith Turner 01404 851061.

English Folk Dancing

A regular dancing and folk club meets most Wednesdays in Gittisham village hall. For more information, contact Simon on 01884 33571.


A regular Pilates class takes place on Mondays 6:45pm-7:45pm in Gittisham village hall. Mixed ability class, led by Gillian Smart of East Devon Pilates.  For more information visit or call 07968 917808.

Farm Shop

Sisters Nicola and Rebecca Bartlett run Bartlett’s Farm Shop on Hayne Lane near Gittisham Vale. Open six days a week, the shop sells a variety of local produce, including meat from their own farm.  There is also a cafe attached to the shop.  For more information visit

 Tel: 01404 44375

Arabian Horses

The Harris family has been breeding Arabian horses for 30 years at Combe Farm. There are open days and other activities throughout the year where you can admire these wonderful horses.

Tel: 01404 42334

Dog Daycare and Home Boarding in Gittisham

Dog daycare and home boarding in a safe and peaceful home environment, whether for days, overnight or holidays. Regulars and one-offs. Licensed and insured. £15 per day includes 2 walks and lots of fun in a safe and peaceful environment.
Tel: 01404 850793
Mob: 07854 492347

St Michael’s Church

St. Michael , our parish church, is steeped in history with its boxed pews and nave, chancel and sanctuary.  Surrounded by a churchyard of historic interest, many families visit from around the world tracing relatives from centuries ago.  The Bell tower consists of five bells which are rung on Sunday mornings 10.30 am till service at 11 am.  Visiting ringers are always welcome and practice nights are also held weekly – details from Helen –  Our P.C.C meet in our Parish room quarterly and a band of holy dusters keep our church looking pristine, along with our many flower arrangers who decorate the church - not only for festivals – but also regular services.