The village playground in Wigginton is a really lovely playground and brilliant for younger kids. It’s not huge, but so well thought out and really well looked after. Parents are well catered for too as The Village Shop next to it sells an amazing selection of freshly baked cakes, which I of course tried and they were delicious!
Playground Overview – Wigginton Playground
The Wigginton playground itself is enclosed and has a big long playframe, a set of toddler and seated swings and a couple of rainbow painted picnic benches. The playframe has loads of different sections and starts with a decent sized playhouse and ends with a brightly coloured twisty slide.
Next to the playground is a big open field which there were plenty of kids playing on and riding their bikes around.
What’s there for younger kids
It’s a brilliant playground for about 3 upwards. Any younger and they could still use enjoy the playhouse and toddler swings, but that’s about it.
Ashley is nearly 3 and could almost do everything there by herself. The only parts she wasn’t comfortable with were the twisty slide and the rope bridge next to it and fireman’s pole. You’d want to keep a fairly close eye on toddlers as there are some big drops (like next to the fireman’s pole) and a stepping bridge with wide holes that they could probably slip down if they lost their footing.
She spent most of her time in the playhouse, but really enjoyed the other 2 slides too!
What’s there for older kids
There’s an age limit of 12 on the playground, but for children under 12 the big twisty slide at the end looked like it was the biggest hit!
What else is there to do nearby?
Wigginton playground is really close to The Natural History Museum at Tring so would be perfect to combine the two. It’s also not far from Tring Reservoir which is a nice walk and Ashridge Estate.
Café: There’s a café located within The Village Shop which has an amazing selection of cakes and drinks available for takeaway. I also noticed they did cream tea boxes which were £6.75 for two or £3.95 for one. Might have to treat myself to one of those next time!
Toilets: There’s a toilet in the The Village Shop.
Cleanliness: Very clean when we visited.
Condition: Great condition and really well looked after.
Playground surface: Rubber bark throughout.
Parking: Large free car park next to the car park.
Address: The Sports Ground, Chesham Road, Wigginton
Sat Nav: HP23 6HH