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Ampthill Park

Review from MK Kids 21st July 2020 

FREE TO VISIT! AMPTHILL PARK, BEDFORDSHIRE - NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT! Thanks to Lenka for this recommendation. She says "We went to Ampthill Park on Saturday and again on Sunday. My boys are 3 & 11 and they both enjoyed it. They apparently refurbished it and re-opened last Friday, but we haven’t been there before. There is a new trampoline, a climbing frame and a new zip line (opening soon as the concrete has to settle so not opened at the time we went there) and lovely countryside and forest around with a small trail that you can follow. The post code we used was MK45 2HX and you can park free of charge just on the road opposite to the park entrance.  Also each equipment has the maximum number of kids allowed on it. Here's some info ���� https://m.facebook.com/…/a.2020569998399…/3322935221085448/…

  

COVID-19. Ampthill Great Park remains open to visitors that strictly apply to the Government guidelines regarding social distancing.  The Hub is now open for takeaway drinks and ice cream and the tennis courts are open but a booking system is now in place.  For the Town Council's latest update on COVID-19 please click here

Ampthill Park including the Ampthill Park Hub Cafe

Ampthill Great Park is owned and managed by Ampthill Town Council, assisted by The Greensand Trust

Approximately 160 acres of parkland and woodland, including a Children's Play Area, Park Hub with Cafe and Toilets, Tennis Courts, Ampthill Town Cricket Club, Ampthill Town Football Club and Ampthill Angling Club. The Park is cared for by a Park and Amenities Manager and The Greensand Trust rangers. 

Charges are made in respect of camping by cadet organisations/youth clubs/school parties, orienteering, cross country events, caravan parking by registered organisations, the release of pigeons and use by Circuses. Please contact the Council with your enquiries. Car parking is available in two car parks (central car park by the Football Club and the west car park located just off the A507 bypass) for users visiting the Park.

The Park is much more than a pleasant place to visit; it’s a nationally important historic site. Henry VIII hunted here and the parkland landscape we enjoy today was created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. It is also home to a variety of interesting wildlife and the park's veteran trees, many planted by Capability Brown, some even older, are a valuable part of the park's heritage.

You can contact Phil Nicholson, Park and Amenities Manager on 07710 829 327 / 01525 844173 or email: p.nicholson@ampthilltowncouncil.org.uk

How to get to the Park

By Car: There are two car parks off the B530, Woburn Street, Ampthill, MK45 2HX at OS Grid TL024382 and TL028382. The nearest railway station is Flitwick, on the London-Bedford line. Buses run from Flitwick to Ampthill.

On Foot: The Park lies on the route of several public rights of way and the Greensand Ridge Walk.

Cycle: Sorry cycling is not permitted in the Park but click here to follow the link to the Central Bedfordshire Council's website to find out about local cycling routes. Please also be aware that cycling in Cooper's Hill (SSSI) (opposite the Park) is confined to designated paths in order to protect the site's fragile heathland.

Click here to view the park Map

Click here to view other park information.

Click here to view a walking map of Ampthill and the surrounding area.

 

DISABLED ACCESS TO THE PARK

The Friends of Ampthill Great Park are pleased to offer for hire the tramper off-road mobility scooter for anyone who has mobility or health issues that prevents them enjoying our beautiful Ampthill Great Park (restrictions apply - min age 17 and upper weight limit of 24 stone). The Tramper can be operated by those with a variety of mobility issues and we are happy to discuss if the Tramper operating system would be suitable for you. Hire is just £2 per hour, which will go towards maintaining the scooter. Hire will need to be pre-booked and your first hire will include a short operating and safety briefing (dates of hire are only restricted by volunteer/staff availability but we hope we can accommodate your requests). For your first hire you will also be required to bring proof of ID and proof of address. For safety you will need to be accompanied by an adult on foot and we are more than happy to accompany you if required. For more information or to book please contact Ampthill Town Council on 01525 404355 or email p.nicholson@ampthilltowncouncil.org.uk or l.measures@ampthilltowncouncil.org.uk

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
p.nicholson@ampthilltowncouncil.org.uk
Website
https://www.ampthilltowncouncil.org.uk/.../visiting-the-park

Where to go

Name
Ampthill Park
Address
Woburn Street
Ampthill
Bedford
Postcode
MK45 2HX
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Time / Date Details

Time of day
Evening
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old