The Fairfield and Plen-an-Gwary

A green space close to the town centre, and just off the picturesque Church Lane, the Fairfield is home to a unique play area designed by local school students. Built for all ages to enjoy. The Plen-an-Gwary, literally a "Place for Playing" in Cornish, is an a traditional open air Cornish theatre. An array of day and night-time artistic and dramatic performaces take place here throughout the year, often put on by Redruth-based theatre groups. Keep an eye on the events page or contact Redruth Visitor Centre for the latest shows. Alternatively, see the contact details below.


The Fairfield and Plen-an-Gwary to the west of the town centre can be accessed by Coach Lane, Church Lane and West End.

Opening and admission

The space is open 24 hours a day. Check in advance for advice on performances at the Plen-an-Gwary (contact details below).

What you can see and do

There are two main play zones, one catering for younger children, and a second for older ones. The space for younger children, which is sited at the top end of the park, comprises a large nest swing and play train. The space has an American wilderness theme with mini wigwam dens, stepping stones and balancing beams designed by the children. Located separately are football goals, an aerial runway, basketball and a hammock shelter aimed at older children.

Nearest car or cycle park

West End car park is adjacent.

Distance from Bus or Train

8 minutes walk from the railway station. Buses T1, T2, 40, 40A stop along West End.