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Abington Park

Abington Park is Northampton's oldest and most popular park. It contains many fine features including Abington Park Museum, sports facilities, a cafe, flower displays, lakes, and a garden for the blind. Beneath the surface lies the archaeological remains of the old medieval village.




Abington Park


Toilets are situated on the south side of the park, next to the cafe and bowling greens.

9 things to do at Abington Park

Play tennis

For £6, you can book a court for an hour via the Tennis Northants website.

Visit Abington Park Museum

The museum is situated in the picturesque building of a 500 year old Manor House. Come and browse the wonderful collections, ranging from domestic life in the town to military photographs.

Museum address and opening times

Do the fitness trail

From cross trainers to air walkers and hip twisters, the park contains a trail of eight pieces of fitness apparatus for you to try and enjoy.

See live music at the bandstand

Events take place throughout the summer with local bands a popular highlight at weekends.

Find out about Bands in the Park.

Grab a bite at the Park Cafe

The Park Cafe serves drinks, snacks and full meals.

It's open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Take your children to the play area

Facilities include swings and roundabout, all covered by safety concrete.

Visit the Church of St Peter and St Paul

William Shakespeare's granddaughter Elizabeth Bernard is buried here. The history of the church dates back to the 13th century.

Explore the lakes

The park contains two lakes, one model boating lake and a connecting stream. The large lake was remodelled in the 1920s.

Go fishing

Abington Angling Club is a non-profit organisation that have the rights to fish Abington park lake. Fishing is allowed dawn till dusk. You can purchase yearly books or day ticket on the bank. They run matches on Thursday evenings 5pm until9pm and Sundays and weds 8am until 2pm. For more information email [email protected].

How the park is managed

Park ranger

The park ranger works with the community, neighbourhood wardens and others to help look after the town park.

Park Management Committee

Abington Park Management Committee brings together key stakeholders and representatives with an interest in the park, to work in partnership to manage the park and plan for its future.

To contact your park management committee, email [email protected].

Last updated 06 December 2023