Abington Park

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 lie the architectural remains of the old medieval village.

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The Friends of Abington Park

The Friends of Abington Park group are made up of local volunteers who come together to improve the park's appearance and facilities. Visit their website for more information.


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

Park Rangers

Abington Park is regularly patrolled by Park Rangers and they also assist the Friends of groups with their community events and other matters.

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.

Find out more about Abington Park Management Committee

Sports facilities

Bookings and payment for all our sports facilities are now managed by Northampton Leisure Trust.

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.

Fitness trail

From cross trainers to air walkers and hip twisters, the park contains a trail of eight pieces of fitness apparatus for your to enjoy.  See a map of where to find them.


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

Pit Stop

The Park Cafe serves drinks, snacks and full meals. It is open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Play area

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

Medieval village

Abington Park sits on the site of a medieval village with some buildings surviving over 7 centuries.

Church of St Peter & St Paul

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


The park contains 2 lakes, one model boating lake and a connecting stream.  The large lake was remodelled in the 1920s.