Northampton Parks and Playgrounds

Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
Address:
c/o Northampton Borough Council, The Guildhall, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1DE
Telephone number:
0300 330 7000
Service description:
There are 170 parks in the Northampton area, and 54 of those have playgrounds. Abington Park and Becket’s Park and the Racecourse are the most notable.

Abington Park is a 117-acre Victorian park built on the archaeological remains of a medieval village. It’s rolling grassy areas are home to 352 species of trees, a 13th century church, and a museum. The park also boasts sports facilities, flower displays, lakes, a sensory garden, toilet facilities, an aviary, a fitness trail, a bandstand, a cafe, and a modern playground.

Becket's Park is a traditional 20-acre park, built along the bank of the River Nene in the 18th century. It features tree-lined walks, a modern 80-berth marina, grassland, a playground, and sports facilities (including tennis courts and bowling green). Please note: there are no toilets at Becket's Park.

The Racecourse covers more than 118 acres and has a long tradition of being the major open space in the town for both regular formal sports and for major events.

Please visit the website for more information about parks and playgrounds in Northampton.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Open to everyone
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
08/11/2019
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