Leisure activities in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade

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
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 – 17:00 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.

Find out more and download your Children’s Trail map here.

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 about the Living History Trail.

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.

Film Clubs
In joint partnership with Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre the Town Council runs Movies for the More Mature which is 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.

Leisure Centre
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.

Green Gyms
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!


Greensand Country Leighton-Linslade is proud to be a part of Greensand County. Find out more about what’s on in and around Leighton-Linslade.

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