Children’s attractions in Cassiobury Park

There is lots to do with children in Cassiobury Park and most of it will cost you absolutely nothing! As well as acres of space for a kick-about or kite-flying there are facilities provided by the local council.

Paddling Pools Playground [A]
Following a £200,000 rebuild in time for the 2009 school summer holidays this is now the best play area in the town. It is suitable for children up to the age of 14 and contains swings, numerous climbing frames and slides, a granite stone maze and even a trampoline and zip wire!

Cha Cha Cha Playground [B]
Smaller than the Paddling Pool Playground this playarea located directly alongside the Cha Cha Cha cafe and arts centre caters for younger children and toddlers upto the age of 6. An enclosed grassy area contains picnic tables with toilet facilities and refreshments available in the cafe.

Paddling Pools [C]
Three pools of varying size and depth are open daily between 10am and 6pm from Good Friday to mid September. Entry is free and toilets and refreshments are available in the adjacent buildings. The paddling pools are located alongside a recently rebuilt playground and are near to the miniature railway.

NB: The paddling pools re-opened on 15 April 2015, and should now be open from 10 to 6 every day until September

Bungee Trampolines (charge applies)
Temporary attraction during 2014 school summer holidays, located near the paddling pools. Open daily from roughly late morning to 4pm depending on weather conditions.  Under 12 year olds only, charge applies.

Miniature Railway (charge applies) [D]
The 10.25 inch gauge miniature railway has over half a kilometre of tracks and a variety of steam and diesel locomotives. Services run on weekends, bank holidays and in school holidays throughout the year. Costs £1.50 per person (May 2015). For history and locomotive information see Miniature Railway World.

Bouncy Castle (charge applies) [E]
At weekends and during school holidays in the summer a variety of bouncy castles may be found at this location. Suitable for children 14 and under, there is a £2 charge for 10 minutes (May 2014).

Paddling and Fishing by the Rustic Bridge [F]
The River Gade, which flows through the park, is shallow enough to paddle in around the Rustic Bridge crossing which leads to the Grand Union Canal. The bridge itself is adorned in animal carvings and if you take along a net you can try to catch a fish in the slow-flowing waters. This area is also popular with dog-walkers.