One of my followers recommended that I do a review of Wiggington playground a couple of weeks ago but I hadn’t made it over there until this weekend. It’s actually somewhere I’ve driven past many times when dropping the boys off at various scout camps. It had looked like a nice little playground but it’s had a massive refurb recently. NOW IT’S AWESOME.
The park is now an adventure playground for children of all ages. It’s a linear platform BUT there’s a tricky section about 1/3 of the way along which should keep the smallest kids out from the most challenging equipment. At one end there is a really cute little house. Smallest child LOVED this and spent most of her time in there. There are no less than FOUR different slides, two of which are perfect for little people. There’s also a “candy cane” slide (according to middle child) that slightly bigger small children can climb the steps up to. If they can make it onto the first step then they’re fine.
Little note of caution; on this bit the slates are free moving. It’s quite hard for smaller kids to get across here. After this point the frame gets higher and there’s big drops at the back for the fireman’s pole and scramble net and there’s the rope bridge. You probably don’t want under 3’s going past this point.
Wiggington Playground also has a climbing wall, rope bridge, fireman’s pole, toddler and proper swings and a scramble net. There are a couple of picnic benches so you can take food with you (but see below before you do) and there are two more hidden under the frame itself if you want to keep out of the sun / wind / hide from the kids.
In the wider park there is a little woodland which we didn’t get chance to explore, but the boys were talking to some local kids and there seems to be a stream or pond over there too. There is also a football pitch and an outdoors gym.
Most importantly there is a lovely little shop and cafe on site. The cafe sells homemade cakes. Amazing cakes. At really good prices!!! Did I mention that they’re lovely cakes? Mandarin and coconut muffins didn’t exactly sound good but it really worked. They also sell lots of local produce as well so it’s definitely worth having a look around.
Parking / How to get there
Small car park on site. If it’s full there’s some space to park on the road.
Address – The Sports Ground, Chesham Road, Wigginton, HP23 6HH
There is a customer toilet in the shop when it’s open. It has a baby change.
Picnic benches available. There’s also the really good cafe on site at the Wiggington Village Shop.
Opening Hours; Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 6pm Café closes at 5pm. Saturday: 8am – 5pm Café closes at 4pm. Sunday: 8:30am – 1pm Café closes at midday
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