Leighton-Linslade Town Council – Parson’s Close Recreational Ground

Type:Children's Activity Centre

Duncombe Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1SD

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Much loved Parson’s Close Recreation Ground is located in the heart of Leighton Buzzard, just behind the Town Centre. The Park was first awarded its Green Flag in 2015 and has maintained it ever since.

The Park is home to the very popular Splash and Play facility, the beach, the skate park and also the band stand.

Splash and Play
The Splash and Play was installed into the park in 2011. The facility is FREE and very well attended throughout the summer, alongside the beach and the play area it is a great location for a low cost fun family day out. The Splash and Play is usually open from late May to September each year.

Splash and Play is 10:00 – 17:00 everyday
Beach and toilets are open from 10:00 – 16:30 Monday – Friday / 09:00 – 17:30 Saturday & Sunday.

The chlorinated water used in the Splash and Play facility is quality tested three times a day.

The Beach

The beach is a good size at 20m x 20m and FREE to enter. It is surrounded by treated decking and a mesh fence allowing guardians to sit comfortably outside the beach with full visibility should they wish.

The beach is usually open from late May to September each year.

Skate Park
There is a FREE to enter skate park with multiple ramps and drops. Suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters.

Play Park 
There is fenced Play area with equipment suitable for all ages, including toddler climbing frame, zip wire, swings and a roundabout.

Table Tennis Tables
There are 2 free to use table tennis tables in the park.

Band Stand
The Band stand is home to our band concerts which take place in the park throughout June – September every year.



  • Changing Places
  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

A visit to Leighton Buzzard Market benefits from close proximity to public parking and the public transport network, so easy to arrive, and easy to get all your shopping home.

Leighton Buzzard Town Centre is within walking distance to the majority of Leighton-Linslade’s 40,000 population, and you will find many locals walking or cycling, to and from the market.

If you are visiting from out of town there are many easy ways to get into Leighton Buzzard:

Three public carparks: over 250 spaces West Street; over 80 spaces Hockliffe Street; over 100 spaces Duncombe Drive, as well as being well served by the public transport network. All are within a couple of minutes of Parson’s Close, Duncombe Drive is the nearest.

Connected by the Central Bedfordshire public transport network, the bus service covers Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and surrounding villages. This is also connected to large towns by several bus routes.

Regularly served bus routes, run through Leighton Buzzard Town Centre, which gives residents in neighbouring villages fast easy access to Leighton Buzzard Market and High Street. Bus maps are updated periodically and may not always show the most recent changes. 

Leighton Buzzard is also a mainline railway station on the London Midland network

You can also plan your train/coach journey into Leighton Buzzard using Trainline.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Splash and Play is open 10:00 – 17:00 everyday
Beach and toilets are open from 10:00 – 16:30 (Monday – Friday) / 09:00 – 17:30 (Saturday & Sunday)

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