Activity Weekend At The Green and Houghton Hall Park

 - Events For Houghton Hall Park and The Green 19th & 20th May

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Houghton Regis Town Council has recently furnished the Village Green's old Basketball Area with an adult outside gym and children play area. It will be officially opened on Saturday 19th May 2018, the date of the Royal Wedding. Nearby a newly purchased portable beacon will be erected and lit as part of the celebration day, with refreshments being served in the Pavilion on The Green.

And on Sunday 20th May, the larger Houghton Hall Park behind the privately owned Houghton Hall, has an official Open Day. A busy schedule is offered. See the programme at bottom of this article.

The adult play equipment comes with instructions on how to use it properly, but users are advised to do so at their own risk. The equipment is intended for people over the age of 14.

Close by, the Town Council have also added solid table tennis tables, as a permanent feature but you'll need to take along your own bats and ping pong balls.

For those who like to hang on loops, and expend some energy doing pull-ups, these sturdy beams have been provided, along with balancing beams.

Some of the adult equipment comes with adjustable hydraulics so that the exercise can be adjusted depending on individual strength. The equipment is available 24/7 and is free to use.

The Proludic Sports App can be used in conjunction with the equipment. Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Find out more here.

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And if doing exercise isn't quite your thing, you can always have a stroll in the buttercup meadows.
On Sunday 20th May, volunteers will be working to clear invasive plants like hogweed, ragwort in the morning, and making wild-flower poppy seed bombs from 1.30pm.

And after all that, Houghton Hall Park now has a visitor centre where a dog-friendly cafeteria offers drinks and snacks, as well as a children's clambering station. There are other features around the park to make a walk around the park's new hardened paths more enjoyable for youngsters.

© Photos: Alan D Winter May, 2018

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Is this Bengy? This old photograph was taken from the spot where the adult training equipment is located. In those days there was no trees lining the nearby roadway, and a small farm occupied the site. There is a closed group on Facebook, known as Houghton Regis Back in the Day where photos like this are discussed.