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Russell Park Bedford

Updated: May 27, 2022

Wow! What an absolutely brilliant park. It’s huge, enclosed and there’s toilets, a cafe, free tennis courts, ping pong tables, pitch & putt course and a gorgeous river with loads of wildlife to enjoy.

Half the park was sand with a brilliant toddler climbing frame. It had two wooden ramps leading to a large decking area making it super easy for all ages. There were lots of interactive toys for example spinny wheels and musical chimes. I also loved that they had obstacles on the floor.

There was a wide slide which is great for more than one child or even an adult to go down with them. Then there was a netted section for older toddlers again with a slide.

There were 4 baby swings, 3 traditional swings, bucket swing and also one for children with additional needs.

The big daddy of the climbing frames was SO much fun! I climbed it with daisy as it’s super high. We both enjoyed the slides, the wide slide wasn’t fast but the spinney slide was super fun! Even I was scared while Daisy was as cool as cucumber.

This climbing frame looked amazing for older kids as it included monkey bars, fireman’s poles, spider webb ropes and climbing wall.

It took me 35 minutes to get there but was well worth it. We walked across the road and onto the embankment to feed the ducks and grab an ice lolly.

Due to it being midweek parking was free as I parked down a quiet residential street.

I used postcode MK40 3SA which takes you to Shaftesbury Avenue which is directly outside the park. You may have to park on the embankment road or further into town on a busy weekend which may be chargeable.


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