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Ashbourne Recreation Ground

Parks and Playgrounds, Outdoor
Profile iconAll Ages
Location iconAshbourne
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Ashbourne Recreation Ground is a great place to go, whether you fancy an active day, a peaceful one, or both! It is open all year and is free to visit so you can fill a day for nothing but the cost of your transport and the picnic!

The recreation ground is used by local bowls, football, cricket and rugby clubs and has a number of pitches to use. There is also a multi use games area for tennis, basketball and 5 a side football, plus cricket pitch, rugby pitch and a junior sized football pitch, which altogether means there is plenty to keep active kids amused,so long as you book ahead and bring the right stuff!

There is a great play area with a good range of equipment, plus interactive splash pads offering loads of play jets and tipping buckets which the kids will love especially in summer! It is a good idea to bring proper swimwear for the splash pad as they will get awfully wet (and happy!) and ideally make it a wetsuit if the weather's not brilliant.

The formal gardens and a Memorial Park are in the centre of the park, offset by the open spaces of Fishpond Meadow, which can be accessed by 2 river bridges. There are plenty of ducks to feed in the river and on the duck pond, plus there is a bandstand where musical events are held throughout the year. This peaceful side of the Rec experience means it's an ideal trip to take nan and granddad along on, too!

Opening hours

Year round access



Cokayne Avenue,
DE6 1AA,

Phone number

01629 761377


Free admission


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