Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021
Astral Park Sports and Community CentreContact us about this venue
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.
Astral Park Sports and Community Centre is situated within Astral Park to the south of the town and can be accessed by car via Johnson Drive, or by bus using the D1 Dash Direct service. The surrounding area comprises of a large open space, an oval track with hard surfacing, green gym, children’s play equipment and a number of football pitches. The building is also in close proximity to the new Astral Lake (not managed by the Town Council).
The venue offers a large function hall, toilets, a fully equipped catering kitchen and a smaller kitchenette. The building is very light and airy with many windows and doors that open out onto the park. In addition to the main hall, there are four sports changing rooms available for hire.
The hall at Astral Park can be hired for use by commercial enterprises, community groups and for private parties and functions.
To make a booking a booking enquiry, please use the online form at the bottom of this page and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.
When closed, you can either leave a message or call the main Town Council office on 01525 631920.
- Venue hall for hire
- Fully equipped catering kitchen
- Kitchenette with access to fridge and hot water
- Toilets, including an accessible toilet and baby changing
- Tables and chairs available
- Outside open space
- Car Park
A member of staff will greet you at the Pavilion and let you in at the time you have stated on your booking form. They will explain Fire exit procedures and go through your requirements with you.
It is fine to bring your own food and entertainment.
The dimensions of the main hall in the pavilion are: 19m x 10m
The capacity of the building is as follows:
Theatre style seating – 160
Banquet style seating – 140
Astral Park Pavilion hiring costs from 1st April 2020:
Standard rate £33.60 per hour
Off-peak hourly rate (applicable Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm) £22.20 per hour
We allow decorations to be put up with White-Tak. We also allow the use of bubble machines and soft play equipment.
Bouncy Castles are not covered by our insurance. If you would like to have a bouncy castle at Astral Park, you must obtain a copy of the bouncy castle providers’ public liability insurance for our records. The bouncy castle must be manned at all times by the provider. Please advise us when booking if you would like to have a bouncy castle and include this on your booking form.
More about what we can offer:
Astral Park is equipped with four clean, modern changing rooms complete with lockers and showers. It also has a toilet which can be accessed from outside the building, for use during matches.
The park comprises a number of junior football pitches of various sizes.
Teams booking a pitch are themselves responsible for putting out goal posts and returning these to the compound at the end.
Free car parking is available but this can be very busy when multiple matches are being played concurrently. We would encourage participants to car-share where possible.
Land adjacent to Astral Park is also available for hire for adult football fixtures. This land is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council but bookings can be made through the Town Council.
Astral Park is a clean, modern, flexible venue which can accommodate your business requirements, whether you need a small room for 12 or a large hall for 100.
Technology available on site includes Wi-Fi, a hearing loop, laptops and a 65-inch, flat touch screen smart tv which can be used for presentations or screenings.
Astral Park is also perfect training days, team building days or conferences.
Catering is available, from simply tea/coffee through to business breakfasts or buffet lunches. More information is available on request.
The venue is fully accessible and offers free off street car parking.