Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

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:
03003307000
Service description:
There are 170 parks in the Northampton area, and 54 of those have playgrounds. Abington Park and Becket’s Park 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.

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:
31/08/2018
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