This is a little hidden gem just outside of Aylesbury. There is a decent sized playground area, football pitches on the main field, a fitness trail, basketball courts, skate park and even a beach!! All of these facilities combined mean that Aston Clinton Park is very popular and was one of the first places I wrote a review for! There are a few walking trails you can do around and from the park but the ones on-site are fairly short.
The footpaths from the car park to the playground are good for bikes and scooters. There is also a footpath down to the beach area. The playground has a very tall slide, a mini fitness trail, smaller toddler play frame and a larger play tower plus other equipment. Unfortunately when we last went several of the pieces of equipment had been broken. Whilst this had been made safe, it was still a shame. There are two gated exits from the playground.
Aston Clinton Park has good accessible facilities as well. They have two swings suitable for children with mobility issues and a level access roundabout as well.
The Beach at Aston Clinton Park
I’ve mentioned this a couple of times. Bucks being somewhat landlocked (apparently the furthest point from the sea in the UK but that’s disputed) it’s not an actual beach of course! There is a stream that goes through the back of the park and they’ve put lots of shingle down to make a beach. Relatively recently they added several benches too. Most of the shingled area is quite shallow, but do watch the very little ones because it does get deeper in places. You will get muddy here, not all of it is shingle and, of course, mud + water + children = lots of mud! My kids and their friends love this place.
Follow the footpath at the back of the playground to go to the beach. There is also a path through the woodland area of you fancy off-roading.
Our Aston Clinton Park Review
With decent facilities, plenty of space and even a beach Aston Clinton Park was also going to be popular. The playground area is good and there’s a nice variety of things to do. I can’t wait to see what all the new investment brings. I’ll keep updating this review of Aston Clinton Park as the building work progresses.
Make sure you check out the activities that go on at Aston Clinton Park. There are various different classes that take place during the week, including Story Frog that I went down to review. Click here to read my full review of the class.
Entry is free
Parking / How to get there
Parking – this has recently been improved (less of the huge pot holes that were a big issue before). There is plenty of it and it’s free. When there’s a match on I imagine it can get pretty busy though, despite overflow car parks.
Address – London Road, Aston Clinton HP22 5HL
There is a cafe on site. It’s relatively reasonably priced and serves a decent variety of food. Look out for the Chocolate brownies. They are huge and really good. There is seating inside and out. There are also various picnic benches around the playground and beach area.
These are within the cafe. Not the best toilets in the world but relatively clean. Fairly short cubicles if you’re having to take a little one in with you. The baby change area is just a table in the corner.
Please note, this review of Aston Clinton Park was originally written in 2019. The local council are currently investing significantly in a brand new community centre which replaces the cafe building. There are some temporary buildings on site and there may be some disruption during the building work.
Visit the Aston Clinton Parish Council Website for full details of all the facilities on site and any notices such as closures.
I’m Vicky and I am a mum of three living in Aylesbury. I set up Free Time with the Kids to review free and cheap family days out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, mainly because I kept forgetting all the fabulous places that were recommended to me!! I love getting out and about with the kids (and hubby of course) and we have adventures all over the place. My reviews tell you all the things you need to know about the family days out and activites we’ve done such as how much it costs, if there’s parking, toilets and if there’s a cafe or if picnics are allowed. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via Facebook