Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021
In line with Government guidelines our playgrounds will remain open, albeit with strict restrictions in place.
To minimise risk, numbers are limited and hygiene measures must be adhered to.
All playgrounds are different, so please check the specific guidelines for the playground you intend to use. For full information visit our Playgrounds and Outdoor Gym page.
The Skate Park located in Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, Tennis and Basketball courts located in Pages Park and all outdoor gyms will be closed until further notice.
Unfortunately all sports fixtures and venue hire bookings will be cancelled until further notice.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Parks and Open Spaces
Leighton-Linslade is fortunate to be home to a number of award winning parks, green spaces and children’s play areas, which provide residents and visitors opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation. Find out more about our parks.
Splash and Play & Beach (currently closed for winter)
The Splash ‘N’ Play Park is situated in our much loved Parsons Close Recreation Ground it is FREE to use and is perfect for a family day out. It has interactive sprinklers, fountains and jets and is easily accessible for all to enjoy. The park is open between 10:00 – 15:00 during the summer months.
The Children’s Trail
The Leighton – Linslade Children’s Trail is a public trail of 22 artworks celebrating children’s stories for little people, with big imaginations, to explore. The Children’s Trail is a FREE family activity that is always available.
The Living History Trail
Discover who walked down these streets before you. This trail captures a glimpse into the lives of ordinary townsfolk and shares the impact they left on the town’s history. What mark will you leave? Find out more.
Local Sports and Clubs
The Town Council own and maintain a number of sports facilities around the town, including a tennis court, basketball court and a skate park. Find out more about sports facilities.
Most of the sports clubs within Leighton-Linslade are associated with Leighton-Linslade Sports Council which is supported via grant funding by Leighton-Linslade Town Council. Find out more about the Sports Council and look up clubs.
In joint partnership with Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre the Town Council run two initiatives, Movies for the More Mature and Youth Film Club. Both are free to join.
Leighton Buzzard Library
Leighton Buzzard Library service is managed by Central Bedfordshire Council.
The library is more than a place where you can find books, it is a valuable resource for local communities and provides a place for members of the public to apply for jobs, research topics of interest and take part in clubs
Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre
The Library Theatre is located within the library, showing a great selection of films for all ages.
Narrow Gauge Railway
The Narrow Gauge Railway provides visitors with a unique train ride starting from its station in Pages Park, Billington Road.
The railway was built in 1919 to link local sand quarries. It has been excellently restored by volunteers to become one of the foremost preservation centres of its type in England. Find out more about the Narrow Gauge Railway and their events.
The Grand Union Canal runs through the heart of Leighton Buzzard with various entrance points around the town.
Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre located on Mentmore Road in Linslade is run by Central Bedfordshire Council. It has a fitness gym, public swimming pool and spa facilities.
We have three Green Gyms dotted around the town, situated in Pages Park, Astral Park and Linslade Recreation Ground. Each gym has a circuit of equipment and free to use and a great way to get outdoors and improve your fitness.
Rushmere Country Park
Managed by The Greensand Trust, working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, the park is run on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of visitors and wildlife. Rushmere Country Park is a great place to discover nature and enjoy outdoor leisure pursuits.
Stockgrove Country Park
Stockgrove Country park has a variety of habitats and scenery including a lake, woodland and heath. The access for all path takes you around the beautiful Stockgrove Lake. There is a visitors Centre and light refreshments available on site.
Looking to find out about events, clubs or projects in the town? Visit our community noticeboard!