New Play Trail at Great Linford Manor Park

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10 November 2021


This week we are welcoming some new arrivals to Great Linford Manor Park!

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a new sculptural play trail is being installed at Great Linford Manor Park. It was co-developed with local school children who wanted to see more varied options for playing in the park.

Inspired by the stones at the edge of the canal (What3Words///:asset.kickbacks.soils), the new trail will run all the way through the park and features play objects that intepret the heritage of the park through children's eyes.

It is currently being installed and we will announce when everything is ready to use.

Above: Chainsaw-carved sheep interpret the wider parkland beyond the ha-ha, where grazing sheep and cattle were once found.

By Luke Chapman

Above: Fossil shell shapes have been carved into large boulders to highlight the fascinating geology of the park.

By Francis Stone Design

Above: Lime leaf stepping stones lead visitors to the Linford Lime tree.

Metal horseshoe play sculptures

Above: Metal horseshoes representing the historic horse-drawn canal boats.

Other features will include:
  • Carved serpent - a favourite from the children's workshop
  • Wooden flower buds in the meadow - interpreting the Church Meadow
  • Large metal climbing leaf - inspired by the Wilderness area


  • National Lottery Heritage Fund

    Did you know...thanks to National Lottery players we have been awarded £3.1m to 'Reveal, Revive and Restore' Great Linford Manor Park!

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  • Join the Friends

    Did you know...you can join the Friends of Great Linford Manor Park?

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  • Coffee Mornings

    Did you know...you can warm up with a cuppa in the 5 Ways Cafe at St. Andrew's Church in Great Linford Manor Park!

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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

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