Leisure and Culture


There is always plenty to do in Leighton-Linslade, with several great places to visit and scores of local clubs and groups offering something to suit nearly all tastes and all ages.

Leisure and Culture

Youth Film Club (13-17 year olds)
We are pleased to be working once again in partnership with the Library Theatre on a pilot project that aims to make going to the cinema more affordable with age appropriate films on offer for our young people. Membership is free and entitles young people to attend early evening films for just £3.60.

Membership of the Youth Film Club gives concessionary ticket prices for 13-17 year olds. Film showings are open to all age groups. Parents remain responsible for their children.

Before issuing a membership card, we will need to see evidence of the young person’s age (passport or birth certificate) and their residency in Leighton-Linslade (utility bill, doctors/dentist letter or school letter) to ensure we allocate membership correctly and to set an expiry date (when they reach 18yrs). Young people can join by visiting the Town Council offices with the necessary documentation between 09:00-17:00 Mon – Thurs and 09:00-16:30 on Fridays. Parents can do this on their behalf. Keep an eye on the Library Theatre programme of films here.

Movies for the more mature
A joint initiative between Leighton-Linslade Town Council and arrow
Leighton Buzzard Theatre to provide Wednesday afternoon
film shows for the over 55’s. Download the application form here.

Leighton Buzzard Arts Centre
Leighton Buzzard Arts Centre is situated in Lake Street and has arrowa 170 seat theatre with cinema screen. The theatre provides a full programme of films, music, drama and operatic productions. The town has a thriving community of amateur groups which perform on a regular basis at the theatre and at other venues in the town.

arrowLeighton Buzzard Library
Leighton Buzzard Library service is managed by Central Bedfordshire Council. The library is located in the same building as the theatre and has lending facilities for books and music tapes; a reference section; microfiche readers and computers. It has a list of local clubs and societies and displays posters and leaflets giving information on activities in the area. It also has a small exhibition area.

arrowAll Saints Church
All Saints Church is the town’s medieval parish church, one of the finest in the county. Its 190ft spire is clearly visible from any approach to the town and the church has many interesting historical features, not least its fine angel roofs, ancient ironwoork and stained glass. It is open to visitors on most days and has a coffee shop which operates on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal, running between Birmingham and London, passes through Linslade. Walkers can join the towpath at a number of places and cruises are operated by Grebe Canal Cruises, Pitstone and The Wyvern Shipping Co. Ltd., Linslade.

Narrow Gauge Railwayarrow
Leighton Buzzard Railway provides visitors with a unique train ride from its station in Pages Park, Billington Road. This narrow gauge 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

arrowTiddenfoot Leisure Centre
In Linslade, Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Mentmore Road, houses two indoor swimming pools (one with variable base), squash courts, an all weather sports pitch, tennis and netball courts, sports hall, badminton, spa and fitness training centre.

arrowLeighton-Linslade Croquet Club
Leighton-Linslade Croquet Club is situated in Pages Park, Leighton Buzzard. For more information relating to the club including membership details and playing times please follow the arrow to visit their website.

Leighton-Linslade Children’s Trailarrow
A Children’s Trail of artwork and activities for Leighton-Linslade can be found around the town centre.

Local Sports Clubs and Groups
There are a great number of sporting and leisure facilities available in Leighton-arrowLinslade, including football, cricket, two bowls clubs, two tennis clubs, a croquet club and many more. All clubs are independent organisations; some operate on Town Council owned land whereas others operate from sites including local school playing fields and facilities. Locations and contact details for some of the many local clubs can be found on the map below (best viewed on full screen).

Please note that Leighton-Linslade Town Council cannot be held responsible for changes to opening times or other unforeseen events which may alter information contained within this site about places listed. It is strongly advised that visitors telephone for up to date information prior to travelling to a particular place of interest. Contact numbers have been provided wherever possible.