The Howdale Park and Playground, Downham Market


The Priory Centre holds a popular Library open 6 days a week which offers services like books, eBooks and digital magazines for loan, information services, free internet access and Wi-Fi, printing, DVD rental, game rental and more.

They have a host of regular activities and clubs for adults and children. It frequently hosts special events like author visits, drop in advice sessions, healthy activities and the Summer Reading Challenge. The library also offers an array of leaning opportunities including computer support, English as a Second Language and more. Its free and easy to join. See Library Opening times.

Leisure Centre

Alive Downham Leisure is a popular, well run leisure centre located on the site of Downham Market High School on Bexwell Road, Downham Market. The centre is home to both a large gym and public swimming pool, as well as 1 large hall used for various sport activities that include badminton, football, basketball and many more.

You can find out more at the Downham Alive website

Public Spaces

War Memorial Playing Fields, Lynn Road, Downham MarketWar Memorial Playing Fields – A large green space and recreation ground bounded by Lynn Road to the east and with access from Lynn Road, Mill Lane and Short Drove. The War Memorial Playing Fields is also home to Downham Market’s very own Tennis court.

The War Memorial Field also holds a children’s play ground and a multi-purpose sports court.

The Willows – a secluded nature reserve surrounded by the town, accessed via Railway Road, Regent Road or Soveriegn Way Industrial Estate.

Howdale Community Centre, The Howdale, Downham MarketThe Howdale – with its excellent children’s play equipment, and easy access in the centre of the town, the Howdale is a popular open space.

The Howdale is also home to its very own Community Centre, which weekly hosts many different events from choir singing to fund raisers.