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Play areas

We currently own and maintain 21 managed equipped children’s play areas which are open public spaces and free to use.

Our play spaces range from traditional playgrounds to new adventure play areas each catering for a range of ages and abilities.

Play areas benefit a child as they provide a form of exercise that promotes well-being and wholesome physical development.

As a natural outlet for children, active play:

  • allows them to explore their environment
  • develops muscle strength and coordination
  • helps self-confidence
  • increases flexibility, fine and gross motor skills
  • is related to the development of a wide variety of physical skills, including those involved in sports

Locations of play areas

We own and maintain the following children’s play areas.

Locations of children's play areas owned by us

Road

Town

Address

Age limit

Tavistock Avenue

Ampthill

Tavistock Avenue, Ampthill, MK45 2RY

up to the age of 6

Chapel Drive

Arlesey

Chapel Drive, Arlesey, SG15 6PB

up to the age of 6

Chancellors

Arlesey

Chancellors, Arlesey, SG15 6YB

up to the age of 9

Howberry Green

Arlesey

Howberry Green, Arlesey, SG15 6ZA

up to the age of 6

Howberry Green

Arlesey

Howberry Green, Arlesey, SG15 6ZA

up to the age of 6

Chambers Way

Biggleswade

Chambers Way, Biggleswade, SG18 8ES

up to the age of 14

Chambers Way

Biggleswade

Skate Park, Chambers Way, Biggleswade, SG18 8ES

Skate Park – Due April 2020

Jubilee Close

Clifton

Jubilee Close, Clifton, SG17 5JN

up to the age of 6

Spoondell

Dunstable

Spoondell, Dunstable, LU6 3JE/F

(Enclosed) up to the age

of 9

Spoondell

Dunstable

Spoondell, Dunstable, LU6 3JE/F

(Open) up to the age of 14

Hatfield Crescent

Flitwick

Hatfield Crescent, Flitwick, NK45 1ET

up to the age of 14

Lake View

Houghton Regis

Lake View, Houghton Regis, LU5 5GJ

up to the age of 10

Tithe Farm Close

Langford

Tithe Farm Close, Langford, SG18 9NE

up to the age of 6

Appenine Way

Leighton Linslade

Appenine Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3XE

(Enclosed) up to the age 9

Appenine Way

Leighton Linslade

Appenine Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3XE

(Open) over the age of 9

Oakley Green

Leighton Linslade

Oakley Green, Leighton Buzzard, LU73EX

(Enclosed) up to the age

of 6

Oakley Green

Leighton Linslade

Oakley Green, Leighton Buzzard, LU73EX

(Open) over the age of 7

The Rickyard

Lower Shelton

The Rickyard, Lower Shelton, MK43 0NG

up to the age of 6

Manor Road

Marston

Manor Road, Marton Moretaine, MK43 0PD

up to the age of 9

Gardeners Close

Maulden

Gardeners Close, Maulden, MK45 2DY

up to the age of 6

Gregory Close

Meppershall

Gregory Close, Meppershall, SG17 5GA

up to the age of 6

Wingfield Drive

Potton

Wingfield Drive, Potton, SG19 2GQ

(Enclosed) up to the age

of 6

Wingfield Drive

Potton

Wingfield Drive, Potton, SG19 2GQ

(Open) up to the age of 14

Bickerdikes Gardens

Sandy

Bickerdikes Gardens, Sandy, SG19 1UX

up to the age

of 6

Churchill Way

Shefford

Churchill Way, Shefford, SG17 5UG/B

over the age of 9

Kingfisher Road

Shefford

Kingfisher Road, Shefford, SG17 5YQ

up to the age of 9

Jardine Way

Dunstable

Jardine Way, Dunstable, LU5 4AX

up to the age of 14

Morcom Road

Dunstable

Morcom Road, Dunstable, LU5 4EF

up to the age of 9

Chelsea Gardens

Houghton Regis

Chelsea Gardens, Houghton Regis, LU5 5RW

up to the age of 9

Elm Park Close

Houghton Regis

Elm Park Close, Houghton Regis, LU5 5PN

up to the age of 6

Trident Drive

Houghton Regis

Trident Drive West (by school), Houghton Regis, LU5 5QF

up to the age of 6

Trident Drive

Houghton Regis

Trident Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5QF

up to the age of 6

Meadow Way

Leighton Buzzard

Meadow Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3XN (central green)

(Enclosed) up to the age of 6

Meadow Way

Leighton Buzzard

Meadow Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3XN (central green)

(Open) up to the age of 14

Meadow Way

Leighton Buzzard

Meadow Way, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3XN

up to the age of 9

Nelson Road

Leighton Buzzard

Nelson Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3EE

up to the age of 9

Other play areas not shown are managed by the town and parish councils or housing developers.

Our play areas are run by different services. View our list of play areas by service (link opens in new window) to find out which service manages which play areas.

For more information on the play areas, email active.lifestyles@centralbedfordshire.gov.ukempty

Xplorer

Xplorer is a great way to get children out and about involving a healthy mix of physical activity and fun!

Children learn how to read maps whilst exploring the parks to find the markers – a fun activity for all the family!

Xplorer is delivered at various locations, during school holidays, throughout the year.

View the latest Xplorer flyer (link opens in new window) for dates and locations.

Contact us

Please contact us for more information: active.lifestyles@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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