Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Abington Park review
Abington Park is Northampton’s oldest and most popular park. It contains large open spaces, museum, The Park café, bandstand, 6 all-weather tennis courts at £6 per hour, garden for the blind and lakes. In the summer live music is played on Sunday’s and the museum hosts many events throughout the year. Recently there has been a Vegan fair, Vintage fair and half-term activities are scheduled. Abington Park is also host to the Race for Life and National summer play day.
I love Abington Park but find the play equipment is best suited to primary and pre-schoolers. The park could invest in some larger pieces of equipment such as zip wire, larger climbing apparatus for older children.
The park is an excellent focal point for the town with running groups, boot camps and football teams all regularly meeting. It is also hugely popular with dog walkers and the lakes can be fished (make sure you obtain a permit).
The Park café is open 9am to 5pm daily and serves hot & cold food. It has a large patio area perfect for a cup of tea whilst the kids kick a football around or explore the bandstand.
The museum was recently renovated and is a lovely old grade 1 listed building and usual open hours are 12 to 4pm and admission is free. There is no parking but there is always room on one of the many streets the encompass the park such as Abington Park Crescent, Christchurch road or Ardington Road.
Eating – There is a cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks. You can picnic in the park.
Facilities in brief – Park with playground, museum, aviary, lakes, tennis and annual events. Toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the park and museum is free. Some activities are charged.
Opening: Abington park is open all year round, facilities such as the museum and cafe have their own opening hours and dates. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – No information can be found
Address: Abington Park Crescent, Northampton NN1 5LW, Northamptonshire, England. Phone: 01604 838110
With thanks to Emma writer at Life in the Mum’s Lane
Category – Great outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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