Calling all families and adventure seekers! Oxfordshire is home to a huge variety of play areas that will ignite the kid’s imagination, fill your day with laughter and create unforgettable memories. It’s time for the little ones to burn off some energy; it’s time for them to run, jump and play to their heart’s content! Join us as we embark on a journey to explore some of the most exciting and engaging play areas in Oxfordshire…

Jubilee Playground

Fancy becoming a knight guarding their castle from a fiery dragon? Or want to hide from the enemy in your giant fort? The Jubilee Playground in Finstock is a unique park that the children will love!

Jubilee Play area, Finstock

Quarry Hollow Play Area

Zooooom – could this be the longest slide in the world?? Probably not, but it does feel like it!! The Quarry Hollow play area in Headington is small but is that hidden gem if you like tyre swings and sandpits!

Quarry Hollow play area

Evans Way Play Area

The play area on the edge of Chipping Norton has a good selection of play equipment, we particularly liked the “surfboard” rocker and the fitness equipment for the older ones. And if you’re in Chipping Norton for the day why not check out the new Evans Way Play Park which looks out onto some lovely countryside?

Evans Way Play Area in Chipping Norton

Abbey Meadows Playground

Situated in the charming town of Abingdon, Abbey Meadows Playground is a delightful play area nestled along the banks of the River Thames. The playground is surrounded by expansive green fields making it an ideal spot for family picnics.

Abbey Meadows play area

Combe Play Area

Who loves tractors? We do! In Combe (the name means ‘valley’ but this village is actually on high ground!), there is the most fantastic wooden tractor and trailer to play on. We also enjoyed the traditional rocking horse, zip wire and climbing pyramid with sandpit!

Combe play area

Stanton Harcourt Play Area

The play park at Stanton Harcourt is another must for tractor lovers! The wooden climbing structures are great fun and include and climbing frame with a climbing wall, cargo net, pulley-like rope, balancing beams, a firemen’s pole, some big tyres, and a wobbly bridge!

Stanton Harcourt play area

Rutton Lane Play Park

Rutton Lane play park in Yarnton is another must if your child loves to climb! Not only is there a climbing frame with chain ropes, monkey bars and wobble bridge but they also have a climbing wall too!

Rutten Lane play area

Florence Park

With miniature golf, a sandpit, table tennis, and three play areas, could Florence Park get any better? Only if it had a meandering stream, and huge green spaces for a game of frisbee! Well, it has these too! 

Florence Park

The Leys

Just a short walk from Witney High Street lies The Leys Park. A lovely, large open space with tree-lined paths, a cafe and lots to do, including a fantastic play area with a seasonal splash park, tennis courts, skate park and adventure golf. The Coffee Shed cafe is open all year round and serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake, as well as a dog's menu! You can also hire your adventure golf clubs and tennis rackets.

The Leys in Witney

South Oxfordshire Adventure Playground

The South Oxford Adventure Playground is a charity run by volunteers and play workers.  It is free and open to everyone.  It offers an indoor and outdoor space where children can express themselves creatively and test themselves physically.  The outside space has a wooden fort, tower to climb,  zip wire, football pitch, wobbly bridge, tyre and rope swings, slides, den-making area, fire pit, and trees to climb.  It’s aimed at over-7s, but younger children can get stuck in as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.

South Oxfordshire Adventure Playground

So now you’ve chosen the ideal park for your little one, it’s time to pack your bag, gather the family and get ready to make some lasting memories! Let the laughter, imagination, and endless play begin!




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