COMING UP Official Opening Ceremony on Saturday September 5th 2015 at 2.30pm. There will be FREE refreshments including some bubbly, an official opening ceremony with the ribbon being cut by Mrs Mary Barkell and the children from the village and a chance to have a look at the new installation and chat to friends and neighbours - a great Lydford day out!

COMING UP Thanks to the photographic talents of your neighbours we have a lot of excellent images of Lydford and we have used some of them to produce Christmas Greetings Cards. These are available from any of the Playground Committee and will be on sale around the village as Christmas approaches. As well as raising money for the Playground you will be able to send your family and friends fabulous images of our beautiful village - if they weren't envious of you before they will be when they get your card showing the beauty of where you live.

EVENT REPORT The second Lydford Christmas Light Switch-On made a tremendous sum of 200 and a great time was had by all those who came along to eat mince pies and drink mulled wine and hot chocolate. A big thank you to the Marsh Family for hosting and sponsoring the event and all their hard work in making it such a success.

EVENT REPORT The 2014 Bistro and Auction was a huge success with a fabulous 1,600+ raised on the night. Nick Skeaping did the honours again and improved on last year's total. Thank you to all who attended and the very kind support of the local businesses and individuals who donated auction prizes.

EVENT REPORT The Barn Dance held in the Nicholls Hall was a great evening of entertainment with music provided by Walter Shortage and the Hosepipe Banned....

EVENT REPORT The Lydford Light Switch-On at The Old Cottage went off with a bang on the evening of 7th December. A good crowd and afestive atmosphere got the festivities underway. A tremendous 150 was raised on the night ....Click here to read the full report.

EVENT REPORT The Playground Bistro and Christmas Auction 2013 were a resounding success on the evening of the 23rd November. A fantastic amount of money was raised over 1,400 ....Click here to read the full report.

EVENT REPORT our first fundraiser - an Open Garden at beautiful Holdstrong Farm was held on Sunday September 8th September 2013 and was a great success that raised a fantastic 397.90....Click here to read the full report.

Want to make a donation or have a fundraising idea? Then please email us at: or use the 'Contact' page by clicking here or the tab on the top, or you can catch hold of any of the committee members or the Parish Clerk.
Look out for our other fundraising activities around the village. These will include:

Lydford Calendar)

Greetings cards with scenes of Lydford

Cream Teas

More Bistro Nights...

How to make an Online Donation

If you would like to make a donation you can use the Paypal Donate button or you might prefer to do it via online banking, in which case the bank account details are as follows:

Account Name: Lydford Parish Council
Sort Code: 77-09-07
Account Number: 18210868
Use Reference: Playground

Thank you for your contribution.

If you have any feedback on our plans and fundraising activities or ideas of your own that you think could help then please do let us know via the 'Contact' page by clicking here