Gittisham: In the Village

Aerial view of 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 patch of land has been joined with the existing park to create a ‘go wild’ area. This space has been populated with other play items, wild flowers and fruit trees, and will be home to bird, bug and bee houses.

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 (see separate page on this website for more information).

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 6:30pm-7:30pm in Gittisham village hall. Mixed ability class, led by Nikki Pettitt.  For more information, call 07971 821175 or e-mail .

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

Combe Garden Centre

Combe Garden Centre is a locally run shop in the parish, providing plants and everything else you’d expect from an independent garden centre. For more information visit their website.

Combe Farm Shop

Combe Farm Shop is open seven days a week, stocking a range of locally sourced produce. The shop has a meat counter and a bakery table and also sells fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy and other local products Meat boxes are available through a call-and-collect service where customers can collect their pre-picked orders. For more information visit their website.

Gittisham Forge

The traditional village blacksmith on the outskirts of the village that is run by the same family since 1890 (5 generations). The forge has been demolished twice to make way for the A30 road developments throughout the years but is still forging a path to the future.

St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s, 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 Maggie Walker. Our PCC 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. 

Playing field