Aston Clinton park is AMAZING! Not only do they have a lovely play park, it is an “integrated play area”, for disabled and able-bodied children to use and there is also an outdoor fitness trail, vast green space with multigames use area, a stream for paddling, a skate park and café (with small soft play). There must be an airfield nearby as they have low flying plane overhead most of the time we were there. What are you waiting for?? Get your scooties and bikes (and water proofs) and head in there
The Play area is one of the few I have come across which offers an integrated play area, for disabled and able-bodied children to use. Children in wheelchairs can use the ‘Mandala’ roundabout, boat swing and basket swing, alongside able-bodied children. In addition, there are the normal swings and round about, as well as an obstacle course, a long vertical wavy slide (with steep steps to climb), two climbing frames for toddlers (one is one of the beet I have seen with many different things to do but achievable for toddlers ), witches hat, stand up revolving disc and see saw. This area was fenced and is part grass and part safety surface, so overall pretty safe.
The Skate Park is parallel to the main play area and was being well-used by skateboarders and scooter riders. The rules are simple: The ramps are to be used for the purpose for which they are intended and children are not permitted to run up and down the ramps, sit on them or use them as slides. Similarly, the parish council has a policy that 3-wheeled ‘micro’ scooters are not permitted. (Website: https://www.astonclinton.org.uk/community/aston-clinton-parish-council-15040/playpark–skatepark/)
There are vast green fields (with football posts), tennis courts and a multi games use area (with targets even outside on the walls, in case you did not want to use the inside of the court). There was tarmacked path around for bike riders, joggers and walkers. An outdoor fitness trail of Wooden play structures was also dotted around the perimeter of the park.
If you follow the paths, you will reach a small wooden bridge over a small stream and woodland. The water was shallow with some pebbles here and looked quite clean despite the verges being muddy. We had a lot of fun walking in it (though I could feel the cold water from my wellies, Ay was not concerned at all). However, if you kept on walking on the main path (instead of going towards the first bridge), about 200 yards away is another bridge, where the water is more easily accessible. There are a couple of benches here too so you could do a really lovely picnic here. I bet it is very busy in summer
You can easily make a good day out here.
🗺 Address: Aston Clinton Park, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HL
🚘 FREE parking on site (I hear it gets really busy in summers, so better get here early)
🚻 Toilets and baby facilities in the cafe
🍕 Refreshments available
🐕 Dogs allowed with code of conduct
🦽 Buggy friendly
🧺 Picnic allowed but no BBQ or open fires
Wendover Woods is also close by but it merits a day out on its own. See for yourself in our post from BEFOREIf you think something needs updating on this post, please contact us HERE