The town of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire is reputable for its canal-side location and its proximity to both the peaceful countryside and the popular town of Milton Keynes. In addition to its bustling markets and independent shops, it also has a thriving sports scene.

Whether you’re a keen swimmer or a competitive golfer, there are plenty of sports clubs for you to join. And, if you’re looking for a new hobby, Leighton Buzzard has many team sports opportunities to get involved in. 

For more information about the facilities and culture of this charming town, explore our Leighton Buzzard area guide.

Golf Clubs in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard is the home to great golf clubs that offer both amateur lessons and professional-level practice. 

Leighton Buzzard Golf Club

Leighton Buzzard Golf Club was founded in 1925 and has since become one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the county. The club offers a delightful 18-hole golf course that is open to everyone from beginners to professional golfers. Members can benefit from regular visits, social events and discounts at several local businesses. Non-members can also visit for a round of golf or to attend one of their charity events.

Aylesbury Vale Golf Club

Aylesbury Vale Golf Club is located a short drive away from Leighton Buzzard and is a great option for those looking for an all-rounder golf club. The course covers 18 holes and also has a 250-yard driving range with additional grass tees. This friendly golf club has active men’s, ladies and seniors’ areas, plus offers junior memberships, making it perfect for people of all ages. The club bar and grill offer delicious meals to please your appetite after a long afternoon of golfing. 

Tilsworth Golf & Conference Centre

Tilsworth Golf Centre is a family-run facility that aims to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for visitors and members alike. Within easy driving distance of Leighton Buzzard, this is an affordable golf club that doesn’t compromise on quality, offering an 18-hole golf course, driving range and an extended clubhouse with conference and dining facilities – ideal for special occasions. 

Football Clubs in Leighton Buzzard

If you’re a keen football enthusiast, Leighton Buzzard has several football clubs that welcome members to take part in local leagues and competitive matches. 

Leighton Park Rangers FC

Leighton Park Rangers FC was founded in 2010 by a group of parents who were keen to create a family-orientated football club for their children. Since then, the club expanded and now has 15 teams playing in two leagues and is a two-start accredited club as part of FA England Football. Offering spaces for children in reception up to year 12 and beyond, this is the perfect football club to kickstart your little ones’ love for football. 

Leighton Town FC

Leighton Town FC is located close to Leighton Buzzard town centre which makes it convenient for locals to join. The club consists of three teams – the first team, the development team and under 18s, so is ideal for players of all skill levels. Currently competing in the Southern League, it is a fierce and determined football club. 

Cricket Clubs in Leighton Buzzard

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed place to practice cricket or for a social team to get involved in friendly matches, you’ll be welcome in the cricket club in Leighton Buzzard.

Leighton Buzzard Town Cricket Club 

Leighton Buzzard Town Cricket Club is a Clubmark-accredited cricket club that welcomes everyone from first-time cricketers to professionals. This club offers opportunities for juniors to learn to play, practice their skills and play in competitive cricket matches. In general, the club plays Saturday cricket in the Oxfordshire Cherwell Cricket League and a Sunday side in the Bedfordshire League.

Swimming Pools in Leighton Buzzard

The sports opportunities are not limited to team games, in fact, the swimming pools in Leighton Buzzard are high quality and perfect for regular dips in the pool. 

Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre

Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre in Leighton Buzzard is one of the best sports centres in the local area. With a 25-metre, 6-lane main pool and a smaller teaching pool, it is the ideal place for both keen swimmers and water babies to enjoy a splash. In addition, this leisure centre has a fully equipped gym, two exercise studios, a spacious sports hall and two squash courts – perfect for every sports enthusiast.  

Liscombe Health Centre

Liscombe Health Centre is a friendly leisure centre that offers something for everyone. The 18-metre indoor heated pool is a great option for a complete workout, a quick post-gym dip or to simply relax after a week of hard work. Plus, Liscombe Health Centre has a dedicated swim academy which offers baby and children swimming lessons, as well as 1-2-1 classes. Alongside the fantastic swimming pool, the centre also hosts over 35 fitness classes a week, including full body pump, yoga and pilates.  

Leighton Buzzard has an exciting sports scene with different matches and fixtures every weekend. So whether you’re keen to get involved or just watch from the sidelines, you’re sure to be entertained. Leighton Buzzard leisure centres and local sports clubs are friendly and inclusive, with plenty for young children and seniors alike. Thinking of relocating to Leighton Buzzard? Take a look at our dedicated houses for sale in Leighton Buzzard page.