The Terrace Playing Fields are situated on the southern edge of Sherborne at Dancing Hill. They are home to Sherborne Rugby Football Club, Sherborne Town Football Club, Sherborne Cricket Club, Sherborne Tennis Club, and other local football clubs. The Sherborne Town Band also has its Practice Hall on this site.
There are currently 2 senior rugby pitches; 3 senior football pitches, 3 junior football pitches and 1 mini football pitch; 8 tennis courts which are let to the tennis club who manage public use. In summer the football and rugby pitches are converted to 2 senior cricket pitches.
There is a new 8 changing room facility with 2 referees rooms and toilet facilities. This building, the Gainsborough Pavilion, was erected in 1999 with the help of funding from Sport England, West Dorset District Council, the Football Association and the Simon Digby (Sherborne) Memorial Trust. There is also a smaller changing facility, together with a clubhouse leased to the Rugby and Cricket Clubs.
The Sherborne Town Football Club has its own full size pitch and clubhouse at the Terraces.
The Terrace Playing Fields are a popular venue with matches and training take place evenings and week-ends.
To hire the facilities for occasional matches or for other events such as charity car boot sales or shows, please email email@example.com
Tennis provision is run by Sherborne Tennis Club operating a Pay & Play Scheme. Details are available from the club on 0844 8449870 or 07403 025881.
There is a large car park for users of the facilities.
Dogs are not permitted on the playing fields but there is a designated dog walking area where they are welcome.