Sunday, 6 July 2014

Cutteslowe & Sunnymead Park Oxford - a fab family friendly day out

I love  hearing about lovely parks in Oxfordshire and taking the whole family with me to go roadtest it for ourselves... and that is exactly what we did this afternoon, map in hand we drove the 15 mins from Witney to Cutteslowe& Sunnymead park to the north of Oxford.


It was easy to find and had plenty of pay and display parking. The park was a wonder, with so much to do I wish we'd come earlier in the day and brought a picnic with us.There was a mini railway with J loved, for a £1 a ticket you can take a ride round, all 3 of us went on and 2 turns round the track later, J was wanting more, having waved madly at anyone who passed us. Luckily there was more to see, so a quick 'lets go see the birds later' and we were marching on to the aviary where J was mesmerised by the multi coloured birds, taking delight pointing at them "look Daddy a yellow one!" The aviary was in spotless condition and the birds had lots of room to fly around. We moved on to the park, passing the basket ball court en route where J enjoyed watching  some teens taking practise shots. The park had plenty for all ages, from slides, to swings, merry-go-rounds and climbing nets. J tore off and was soon climbing up to test out the slides. After he'd exhausted the play equipment the sandpit caught his eye and J  did the quick step in that direction, removing his shoes on the way. The sand pit was big with lots of room for everyone to build a sandcastle *note to self take a bucket and spade... luckily J was happy to use a spare cup to build his master piece.  Whilst mummy and J played in the sand daddy went to the kiosk to bring back cool refreshments, ideal in the hot sun. There was loads to do for children of all ages, with  a zip wire, and hand and foot grips to climb up tree stumps, so a mini adventure house on the hill, the park was busy but there were loads of space for families to run around.




At either end of the park is a community centre with toilets open for the public. I also noticed some formal gardens which would of been nice to walk around [had J not of been glued to the sand pit] There was  a paddling pool which was closed, but some of the locals told me it opens in the summer, there was also a crazy golf that looked fun too. In addition to all the fun bits there was lots of green space for families to picnic and play ball.

To find it yourself follow the info on here - http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decLP/2_Cutteslowe_and_Sunnymead_occw.htm
A big thumbs up from us, we'll definitely be going back

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