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Play Parks and Great Outdoors near to Banbury
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Stowe Landscape Gardens (13 miles)
Stowe
Stowe Landscape Gardens A normally sedate trip made grand with their free children's activity packs, full of ideas to discover wildlife and nature in the gardens and seasonal colouring sheets.
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve (14 miles)
Leamington Spa
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve This 100 acre site is a wildlife haven with all weather footpaths providing access to varied habitats in every season. The site is noted for its abundance of butterflies, dragonflies, wild flowers and birds.
Charlecote Park (16 miles)
Warwick
Charlecote Park For the less boisterous child, this charming house offers many foreign and domestic curios, wonderful portraits and spacious grounds with nature trails with an on site herd of fallow deer roaming about.
Daventry Country Park (17 miles)
Daventry
Daventry Country Park Daventry Country Park - was created in 1968 as part of the nationwide Countryside Act. This movement sought to provide communities with green spaces to use and enjoy. The reservoir (130 acres of open water) was dug out and completed in 1804, taking eight years to finish.
Batsford Arboretum (17 miles)
Moreton-in-Marsh
Batsford Arboretum is a wonderful place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the outdoors. Follow the streams, dodge the waterfall and find Foo Dog and the Big Buddha hidden in our arboretum and wild garden. Visit the nearby Cotswold Falconry Centre to see free flying bird demonstrations.
Draycote Water Country Park (18 miles)
Rugby
Draycote Water Country Park Whether you come to unwind or have fun, there's plenty for all at Draycote Water. Activities range from birdwatching and game fishing to walking and water sports. Dogs are only allowed in the Country Park.
Jephson Gardens (18 miles)
Leamington Spa
Jephson Gardens Flower filled park containing a sensory garden, an exotic glasshouse, a lake with ducks and swans, and a boating pond. There is also a nearby ship-themed adventure play area (see full details for information).
Victoria Park (18 miles)
Royal Leamington Spa
Victoria Park Offers several adventure play areas with a wide range of equipment, summer paddling pool and loads of sports space including 10 all weather tennis courts, bowls and cricket, plus the half mile circuit.
St Nicholas Park (19 miles)
Warwick
St Nicholas Park Park offering great play area, skate park, boating, paddling pool, adventure AND crazy golf, plus a children's amusement park! Loads of space to play, get active, or relax with a picnic. Open all year and free to visit.
Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway (19 miles)
Oxford
Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway A great park with things to do for all the family including a skate park and miniature golf! Ride the miniature railway for a great experience!
Cotswold Way National Trail (19 miles)
Chipping Camden
Cotswold Way National Trail A 102 mile (164km) long National walking trail between Chipping Camden and the city of Bath. Great views, a number of circular walks through a varied and beautful landscape full of wildlife and historic sites to discover with the kids.
Bernwood Butterfly Trail (20 miles)
Oakley
Bernwood Butterfly Trail Extensive forest paths lead walkers through vast areas of mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Path side vegetation management has provided the favoured habitats for butterflies and other flora and fauna. Follow the yellow waymarked path on an hour and a half walk around the forest to discover the variety...
The Leys (21 miles)
Witney
The Leys Super adventure playground with a seasonal paddling pool for the smaller ones. Also boasts tennis courts, a skate park and seasonal crazy golf.
Ryton Pools Country Park (21 miles)
Coventry
Ryton Pools Country Park There's lots of fun to be had at this family friendly country park! With play areas, cycling and walking on surfaced paths and a large picnic meadow you can't go wrong for a family day out! Look out for our Events Calendar for Ranger-led activities throughout the year for the whole family.
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden (22 miles)
Oxford
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden This Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World: there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests!
Salcey Forest (22 miles)
Quinton
Salcey Forest It is home to the Tree Top Way, an amazing walkway in the canopy of the trees. It also has a play area, cycle trails, some amazing ancient trees, and lots of space to explore!
Broadway Tower Country Park (22 miles)
Broadway
Broadway Tower Country Park Explore a unique folly with graphic display floors, plus the park itself with natural wildlife and stunning views. One of England's outstanding viewpoints at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level.
South Oxford Adventure Playground (22 miles)
Oxford
South Oxford Adventure Playground A supervised playground aimed at children aged 7 to 15 featuring elaborate climbing frames, wooden play structures and more set out as an assault course. You must complete a simple registration to use the playground.
Waddesdon Manor (23 miles)
Aylesbury
Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon Manor has so much to offer young people: beautiful, safe grounds and space to explore, living history, opportunities for learning and fun both outdoors and in. Highlights include the Woodland Playground, Explorer Trails around the gardens, the Children's shop, and the Aviary.
Abbey Fields Play Park (23 miles)
Kenilworth
Abbey Fields Play Park Grassy slopes for rolling and grass sledding, cool adventure playground and a heated outdoor swimming pool in summer. Pleasing historic surroundings to explore too.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre (23 miles)
Coventry
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Contains displays, hands-on activities and information about the nature reserve, as well as a Tea Room and Shop. Open every day with lots of events and activities for everyone throughout the year.
Coton Manor (23 miles)
Northampton
Coton Manor This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.
Abington Park (24 miles)
Northampton
Abington Park Big park with historical features, plus playground and fitness trail, Abingdon Museum and also features a specific garden for the blind.
Coombe Country Park (25 miles)
Coventry
Coombe Country Park We have a children's play area, climbing forest, picnic benches and barbecue areas, a bird hide, woodlands, open space for the children to play and of course plenty of ducks and swans to feed!
War Memorial Park (25 miles)
Coventry
War Memorial Park Featuring a great summer splash park, plus year round adventure playground, family Pitch and Putt, a modern skatepark and facilities for tennis, bowls and football.
Caludon Castle Park (25 miles)
Coventry
Caludon Castle Park It is a pleasant stretch of open grassland for running and frisbee-ing, with a Children's Playground. The main feature is an imposing ruin of part of the castle, surrounded on three sides by a moat.
Brampton Valley Way (26 miles)
Brixworth
Brampton Valley Way Brampton Valley Way is 14 miles of park linking Northampton and The Brampton Valley Way. It has Beautiful scenery, Ancient meadows, woodland spinneys and traditional hedgerow. There are also Steam trains, railway embankments and tunnels.
Brixworth Country Park (26 miles)
Brixworth
Brixworth Country Park A charming and very physically accessible park, with a gnome trail, unusual sculptures, wheel chair accessible bird hide and stunning views over Pitsford Reservoir.
Willen Lake and Park (26 miles)
Milton Keynes
Willen Lake and Park Beautiful lakeside park offering, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, wakeboarding, cycle hire, fishing, miniature railway, mini golf and playground! Wow!
Abbey Park (26 miles)
Evesham
Abbey Park A lovely park that is free to visit and has plenty to keep everyone amused, including children’s play area, skate park, a bandstand, boat trips on the river, and water play fountains!
Allesley Park (27 miles)
Coventry
Allesley Park Crazy golf, children's play area, 18 hole golf course, and plenty of open space and garden walks: all recently refurbished and well maintained.
Emberton Country Park (27 miles)
Emberton
Emberton Country Park With the timeline wall, habitat and church trails, adventure play areas and wide open country side, if you've got kids that like to run and run this one is for you!
Sywell Country Park (28 miles)
Ecton
Sywell Country Park Children's play area provided including sand and water play, plus open spaces for ball games and dog walking, small arboretum and heritage trail.
Vale Park (28 miles)
Aylesbury
Vale Park A play area for younger kids as well as a 'teen' play area, new tennis courts, a multi-use games area and a bowls green. There is also a skatepark facility, but the park still remains a green and tranquil place close to the town centre.
Irchester Country Park (32 miles)
Wellingborough
Irchester Country Park This former ironstone quarry has a wonderful children's play area as well as a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. Also home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum.
Harrold Odell Country Park (32 miles)
Harrold
Harrold Odell Country Park A 144 acre country park sandwiched between the villages of Harrold and Odell 10mls NW of Bedford. It features 2 picturesque lakes and a stretch of the River Great Ouse with wheelchair and pushchair friendly paths round the main lake and outdoor play areas.
Pittville Park (33 miles)
Cheltenham
Pittville Park is Cheltenham’s largest park with plenty to do for all ages, three play areas, one includes a pet’s corner and lots of open space to run around in and trees to explore. Other facilities include, boating lake, golf, tennis, skate park, on site toilets and award winning cafe.
Wendover Woods (33 miles)
Wendover
Wendover Woods Children are happy exploring in the undergrowth, hiding in trees and riding bikes, there is an adventurous children's play area set in the middle of the forest suitable for children up to 12 years old, with swings, slides, climbing frames and a challenging ropes trail.
Marston Vale Forest Centre (33 miles)
Marston Moretaine
Marston Vale Forest Centre is a beautiful conservation area set within the Millennium Country Park, suitable for all ages, with a Lakeside cafe, picnic area, adventure playground, gift shop, cycle hire and seasonal events. Excellent disabled access, free entry and parking, dogs and horses welcome. All profits go back into creation of...
Sheldon Country Park (34 miles)
Birmingham
Sheldon Country Park Old Rectory Farm has been fully restored and operates as a demonstration farm, showing city dwellers traditional methods of farming. animals kept at the farm include Jersey cattle, pigs, goats, ponies, ducks, chickens and geese. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in...
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park (34 miles)
Marston Moretaine
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park 250 acres of woodland, wetland and grasslands excellent for family rambles and exploration, hunting mini beasts and playing outdoor games. Plus hard surfaced cycle path trails suitable for push and wheel chairs too!
College Lake Nature Reserve (34 miles)
Tring
College Lake Nature Reserve Get back to nature at this reserve, with over 1000 species recorded, there is always something to see. Wildlife Centre with exhibition, trails to follow and a Bee Centre to investigate.
Hoar Park (34 miles)
Nuneaton
Hoar Park Including such gems as Arty Party, play areas and the Children's Farm this is easily an afternoon's worth if you have the weather.
Hartshill Hayes Country Park (34 miles)
Nuneaton
Hartshill Hayes Country Park Large park with adventure playground, offering geocaching, rich woodland walk audio trail and visitor centre.
Ashridge Estate (36 miles)
Berkhamsted
Ashridge Estate Wonderful landscape for walking (and running!), with splendid views and fun interactive games in their Visitor Centre for the kids.
Dunstable Downs (36 miles)
Dunstable
Dunstable Downs Stunning elevated views and perfectly suited for kite flying make this site popular with families. Rambling, mini beast spotting and picnics are welcome, plus guided walks available. Visitor centre has facilities.
Lickey Hills Country Park (36 miles)
Birmingham
Lickey Hills Country Park Activities include Tri Golf fun course, adventure playground, the visitor centre where you can pick up trail maps for the circular walk and sculpture trail, plus plenty of open space to ramble and explore.
Addison Howard Park (36 miles)
Kempston
Addison Howard Park Play area and frame suited for under 8s, plus sand play, sit on toys, and it's very popular with squirrels so an excellent place to wildlife spot.
Cannon Hill Park (36 miles)
Birmingham
Cannon Hill Park an ideal venue for families, with children's play areas and boats for hire on the lake in the summer. There are plenty of picnic areas and refreshments are available. 10 year Green Flag Awarded!
Chilterns Gateway Centre (36 miles)
Whipsnade
Chilterns Gateway Centre The rare chalk downland is home to a huge variety of wildlife. It's a fantastic place for kite flying, walking and views over the vale of Aylesbury.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Banbury with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Oxfordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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