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Abington Park (Northampton)
Member Name: mummyme
Abington Park (Northampton)
Advantages: free fun
Disadvantages: some parts a little run down
Abington Park Northampton
Abington on the whole is a lovely park but as well as all its plus points it does have some bad points
The park is located about a 5min drive or 20 minute walk for the centre of Northampton. Abington park a huge park and has some thing for every one.
The swing park is very big and some thing for all ages the only problem is at the minute is that the park has a mini train for the children to play on but it keeps getting destroyed and every time it is replaced this happens again, which is such a same because all the children love the train.
There are two lakes in the park where you can walk round or feed the ducks the only problem I find is the ducks get fed that much that they are not really that bother about the bread.
There are huge amounts of open grass in the park so even on the most busy sunny day you can always find a place away from people to have a quite sun bath or a picnic in peace.
There is lot of history in the park , the park includes the site of a deserted medieval village which dates back to the 1300's. there is a museum in the park which is hosed in a 15th century manor house, the museum is only open at limited times but when open is very good as they do crafts things to do with children on day a week. There is a church with in the grounds of the park this is St Peters & St Paul's this is where Shakespeare Granddaughter is buried.
There is also a café in the park that sells ice cream, drinks, meals, footballs, snacks and nuts to feed the squirrels. The snack and drinks are ok but the meals are very over priced.
There are come caged birds at the park but their cages are very run down and they really don't look that clean,
There is also a band stand at the park which on sunny day has bands playing which is lovely to sit and watch.
The park is also often used for local events, dog shows, it did use to host the town show and often the is a fair at the park
Overall the park is great for taking the children for a cheap day out but little things like the toilets which I just would not use let the park down. But give it a go great for getting tan
Summary: a nice day out on a sunny day
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