Play areas & outdoor facilities

Northumberland has a variety of parks in our towns and villages where local people and visitors can enjoy a relaxing day out.

Astley Park features a range of activities for people of all ages. The park is home to a pavilion, play areas, a bowling green, tennis courts and gardens to explore.

The park features a variety of activities for the whole community to enjoy including a bowling green, play areas, skating facilities, a community garden and paths and seating for relaxing walks through the park. 

Astley Park was laid out in the 1920s on land owned by the Hastings family of Seaton Delaval Hall. The park used to provide activities for the mining community.

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Here you will find information on children’s play areas and outdoor sports facilities in Northumberland.

All of our outdoor play areas are maintained to a high standard, so children can play in a safe space. There are many play areas, sport and recreational facilities in Northumberland. Click on the following links to find out about play areas near you: Please note: play areas in Northumberland are generally managed by your local town or parish council or housing association.