Wigginton play area is a delightful free park to visit in the lovely village of Wigginton, Hertfordshire. This is review of Wigginton Park – I visited with my two children aged seven and five in September 2020 as part of our search for free and cheap days out for children locally. If you do find this review useful and create some wonderful memories with your children, please do consider helping with the running of this website by buying me a coffee.

Where is Wigginton play area? 

Wigginton play area is in the village of Wigginton, Hertfordshire. The address is The Sports Ground, Wigginton HP23 6HH. There is a car park. On the day we went it was full as there was a sports match being played. We parked down the road. The park is free to visit. If the village shop is open there is a toilet in there. For opening times of the shop check here and for updates this is their facebook page.

What’s Wigginton play area like? 

My children’s first reaction to Wigginton play area was ‘wow that looks so cool’. They loved it. The main climbing frame is long and in sections. It starts with a house which younger children will love and ends in a twisty slide. My seven year old could get across it the whole frame and enjoyed completing it then running around to the start again. There was one bit in the middle which we think was missing a platform to stand on as it was just two bars so my five year old struggled with that. There are some smaller slides and climbing areas. Go around the back to find a climbing wall. At the time we visited my children were of an age where I can let them explore for themselves and don’t have to follow them around. If they can’t do something they won’t attempt it. If you have toddlers though you will probably want to keep a close eye on them. There’s a large fireman’s pole with a big drop. At the end with the twisty slide there are steps so that was easy to access. There’s also some swings. The play area is gated.

What else is at Wigginton play area? 

There’s also a large field on which a football match was being played at the time we visited. There’s a village shop which is community run and was lovely. I bought a coffee from there but there was also cake. Only two people were allowed in the shop at one time due to covid-19 restrictions. There is one toilet which we used. 

Where else can we go after Wigginton play area?

Wigginton play area is excellent and well worth a visit but as it was a bit of a drive from Milton Keynes we went on a day when we were visiting other places too in order to maximise our time in that area. On the day we went we arrived at about 11.30am. We then left there and went to the Natural History Museum in Tring – that’s free but at the time of writing you did need to book in advance so check their website first for ticket availability if you want to plan your day around that. After Tring we headed to Grove Farm pick your own near Ivinghoe – that’s free to visit but check their website for times and what is available to pick and if they’re open. They are only open seasonally from around June – October. Or you could go from Wigginton to Wendover Woods which is free to visit, you just pay to park. That’s about 15 minutes away and has some excellent play equipment around a trail as well as a Gruffalo statue. 

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