Find this park on the google map I made for you.
We discovered this ground last year when I was getting my car MOT'd at the Chequers Garage. It is in the corner of the field and almost camouflaged.
This play areas has only recently been refitted/ refurbished/ renovated - now I've started this blogging about parks business I'm probably going to have to become au fait with the terminology! - and is about 1,000 times better than the old park.
As you can see, there is plenty of shade.
New equipment: The essential fireman's pole.
...for younger children
...and older children
The all-important zip wire.
The recreation ground has a basketball court, football posts, and a cricket pitch.The village has a community pavilion and a hall (next to All Saints Church). Both can be hired out. I am reliably informed that the parish council is eager to do this more often.
I am taken with the Astons' Cafe myself. I visited on the 25/04/13 between 10-12 and was greeted by some very hospitable ladies equipped with a large tea urn and delicious home made cake. There are some toys and a small play area for small children.
The Sweet Olive is the restaurant in Aston's local The Chequers Inn. I know a lot of people like it very much. I have only been there once and that was about seven years ago now so I can't comment. However, it is just around the corner from the recreation ground.
There is no school in Aston Tirrold.
Stained glass windows from St Michael's Church.